Eliza Ann Ewing

4 April 1830–8 December 1908 (Age 78)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Eliza Ann

When Eliza Ann Ewing was born on 4 April 1830, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Alexander Bradford Ewing, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Ann Lehman, was 26. She married Henry William Hales on 19 May 1850, in Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1851 and lived in Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States in 1870 and Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 8 December 1908, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry William Hales
Eliza Ann Ewing
Marriage: 19 May 1850
Stephen Alexander Hales
Rebecca Jane Hales
Eliza Ann Hales
Henry William Hales
Thomas Bradford Hales
Mary Isabella Hales
George Lawrence Hales
Harriet Hales
Richard Franklin Hales

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 May 1850Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 26
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: altered form of Ewen , formed as if it were an English patronymic ending in -ing. See also McEwen .

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

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    Sources (29)

    • Eliza Hales in household of John Ellis, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Eliza A. Eweing Hales, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Eliza A Hales in household of Charles Hales, "United States Census, 1850"

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