Elizabeth Murrell

17 April 1824–18 November 1893 (Age 69)
Tenterden, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Murrell was born on 17 April 1824, in Tenterden, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Murrell, was 41 and her mother, Jane Burden, was 33. She married James Rice on 22 November 1847, in Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1862 and lived in Ontario, Ontario, Wayne, New York, United States in 1862 and North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 November 1893, in Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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James Rice
Elizabeth Murrell
Marriage: 22 November 1847
Sylvesta M Rice
Elizabeth Jane Annette Rice
Agnes Claretha Charlotte Rice
Marshall Woolsey Rice
Peter William Lownsbury Rice
James Rice
David Blair Rice

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1847Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 3
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 6
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    Age 19
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Merrill .

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

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    Life History of Elizabeth Murrell Rice

    Elizabeth Murrell was born, 17 April 1824, at Tenterden, Kent, England, to John Murrell and Jane Burden. She was the eldest of four children. Her three younger siblings were John, Esther, and Charle …

    Sources (17)

    • Elizabeth Murrell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Elizabeth Rice in household of James Rice, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Elizabeth Murell in entry for David Blair Rice, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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