Elizabeth Caroline Whitaker

24 May 1849–29 November 1920 (Age 71)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Caroline

When Elizabeth Caroline Whitaker was born on 24 May 1849, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, James Whitaker Sr., was 44 and her mother, Nancy Woodland, was 28. She married Henry Clarence Wardleigh on 24 August 1864, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Weber, Utah, United States for about 50 years. She died on 29 November 1920, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Clarence Wardleigh
Elizabeth Caroline Whitaker
Marriage: 24 August 1864
James Henry Wardleigh
William Clarence Wardleigh
Harold Hansard Wardleigh
Lillie Elizabeth Wardleigh
Daisy Ellen Wardleigh
Porter Anderson Wardleigh
LeRoy Whitaker Wardleigh
Robert McLaren Wardleigh
Foster Elsworth Wardleigh
Otis Ransford Wardleigh
Dr. Claude Ernest Wardleigh

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 August 1864Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 8
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 19
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Whitacre in Warwickshire or High Whitaker in Lancashire, both of whose names derive from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + æcer ‘field’. The name may also be derived from Wheatacre in Norfolk or Whiteacre in Waltham (Kent), both of which derive from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘field’. Compare Whittaker .

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

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    Story Highlight

    History of James Whitaker and Melinda Fischel

    History of James Whitaker and Melinda Fischel by Lorah J.W. N. Beeks James Whitaker, son of William Whitaker and Mary Canada, was of southern blood, born 14 May 1805 in Buncombe co., North Carolina, …

    Sources (32)

    • Elizabeth Whittaker in entry for Leroy Whittaker Wardleigh, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Elizabeth C Whitaker in household of James Whittaker, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Elizabeth C Whitaker in entry for Otis R Wardleigh and Dora M Paine, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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