Elizabeth Chisholm

10 October 1848–25 September 1888 (Age 39)
Wingate, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Chisholm was born on 10 October 1848, in Wingate, Durham, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Chisholm, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Weightman, was 33. She married Benjamin Evans Williams on 25 January 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 25 September 1888, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Evans Williams
Elizabeth Chisholm
Marriage: 25 January 1869
George C Williams
Elizabeth Ann Williams
Benjamin Earnest Williams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 January 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 6
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 15
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Chisholme near Hawick in southern Scotland, which derives its name from Old English c̄se, cēse ‘cheese’ (from Latin caseus) + holm ‘piece of dry land in a fen’ and refers to a waterside meadow good for dairy farming and hence for producing cheeses. In the 14th century members of this family migrated to the Highlands, settling in Strathglass, where their name was Gaelicized as Siosal.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (10)

    • Elizabeth Chisholm in household of George Chisholm, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Unknown Unknown in entry for Benjamin Earnest Williams, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Elizabeth Chisholm, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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