Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Mills

14 April 1819–before 1900
Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Ann "Betty"

When Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Mills was born on 14 April 1819, in Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Mills, was 38 and her mother, Lucy Kershaw, was 36. She married James Mayon on 28 June 1840, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in California, United States in 1870. She was buried in Mountain Ranch, Calaveras, California, United States.

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Shem Bevin Purnell
Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Mills
Marriage: 16 August 1846
Emma Purnell
Shem Purnell Junior
Brigham Purnell
Elizabeth Ann Purnell

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  • Marriage
    16 August 1846St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 6
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 23
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Mill 1, with excrescent -s added in post-medieval times. Compare Mullins , from a French equivalent of this name, and see also Milnes .English: either a variant of Miles , a variant of Mill 2, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s, or Myhill , with post-medieval excrescent -s.Irish: this is usually the English name, especially in Ulster, but elsewhere in Ireland it was also adopted for the Gaelic topographic byname, an Mhuilinn ‘of the mill’.

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Elizabeth Williams in household of George J Williams, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Elizabeth Mills, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Elizabeth Ann Mills in entry for Elizabeth Anne Purnell Lowe, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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