Elizabeth Hannah Parkes

2 May 1827–10 September 1908 (Age 81)
Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Hannah

When Elizabeth Hannah Parkes was born on 2 May 1827, in Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Parkes, was 30 and her mother, Jemima Mary Brentnall, was 24. She married Thomas Higgs on 30 August 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 10 September 1908, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Higgs
Elizabeth Hannah Parkes
Marriage: 30 August 1862
Alpha Jedde Higgs
Thomas Reynolds Higgs
Jesse Brentnall Higgs

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 August 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 21
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens
    Age 23
    Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Parks .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Elizabeth Hannah Parkes

    This story is taken from memories of Elizabeth Hannah Parkes by her daughter-in-law Emily Rachel Hillam Higgs. Elizabeth Hannah Parkes was born in Derby, Derbyshire, England on May 2, 1827, the eldes …

    Sources (41)

    • Eliza Parkes in household of William Parkes, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Elizth Hannah in entry for Thos Reynolds Higgs, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Elizth Parker in household of Wm Parker, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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