Betsy Jane Bowers

28 May 1853–17 May 1921 (Age 67)
Burslem, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Betsy Jane

When Betsy Jane Bowers was born on 28 May 1853, in Burslem, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Bowers, was 54 and her mother, Elizabeth Emery, was 41. She married Joseph Wright III on 18 July 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 17 May 1921, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Wright III
Betsy Jane Bowers
Marriage: 18 July 1870
Elizabeth Ann Wright
Joseph Osmyn Wright
Levi Wright
John Wright
Francis Henry Wright
Emily Hannah Wright
Mary Edith Wright
Millie Mable Wright
Flavilla Wright
Ethel Lavinia Wright
Lawrence Emery Bowers Wright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 July 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 1
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 19
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Bower , with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Betsy Jane Bowers Wright by granddaughter, Alice Wright Neff

    Betsy Jane Bowers Wright I didn't hear my grandmother's story From her own lips; I didn't sit on her lap or at her knee And have her tell stories to me. I knew her only too slightly, But I l …

    Sources (22)

    • Betsy J Wright in household of Lawerence Wright, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Betsy Jane Bowers in entry for Levi Wright, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Betsy J Wright, "United States Census, 1910"

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