Elizabeth Alker

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Alker was born in June 1846, in Warrington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Alker, was 23 and her mother, Sarah Hough, was 21. She married Ephraim Henry Browne on 26 February 1908, in Lancaster, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Chorlton cum Hardy, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Chorlton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. She died on 9 June 1924, in Southport, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 78.

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Ephraim Henry Browne
1850–1933
Elizabeth Alker
1846–1924
Marriage: 26 February 1908

Sources (11)

  • Elizabeth Alker in household of James Alker, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Elizabeth Alker, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Elizabeth Alker, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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World Events (8)

1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens

Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.

1854 · The Crimean War

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.

1867 · The Manchester Martyrs are Hung

William Allen, Michael Larkin, and Michael O’Brien were from Ireland but moved to Manchester and were active Fenians. They were part of an ambush to help two Fenians escape prison. These three men were executed and are now referred to as the Manchester Martyrs. The Irish community in Manchester go to the spot where they were executed to commemorate their sacrifice.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Frieda, Gerhart.

South German: variant of Alger .

English: habitational name from Altcar, Lancashire. This name means ‘marshland by the River Alt’, from Old Norse kjarr ‘marsh’ and the river name Alt.

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

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