Eliza Work

Brief Life History of Eliza

When Eliza Work was born on 18 May 1800, in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Robert Works, was 35 and her mother, Jane Martin, was 25.

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Robert Works
Jane Martin
Polley Works
James Works
Eliza Work
George Works
George Washington Works
Jane Works
Lucy Works
Robert Miller Works

Sources (2)

  • Eliza Work, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Eliza Work, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

World Events (3)


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1803 · The U.S doubles in size

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.


Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Orkney): habitational name from the lands of Work in the parish of Saint Ola, Orkney.

English: from Middle English werk ‘earthwork, fortification’, Older Scots wark ‘work, building’ (both from Old English (ge)weorc), a topographic or occupational name for a person who lived or worked at a fort, earthwork, or similar construction, or a habitational name from any place so called, such as Wark (Northumberland).

Danish: habitational name from a place so called.

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

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