Eliza Whale

5 January 1822–9 January 1863 (Age 41)
Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Eliza

When Eliza Whale was born on 5 January 1822, in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Mark Whale, was 28 and her mother, Ann Cross, was 28. She married Henry Watts on 2 April 1842, in Whittonditch, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Froxfield, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 9 January 1863, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Henry Watts
Eliza Whale
Marriage: 2 April 1842

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 April 1842Whittonditch, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 11
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 14
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English:nickname from Middle English whal, hwal, wale ‘whale’ (Old English hwæl), a term that was used to denote any large fish or marine mammal, including the walrus, grampus, and porpoise. The nickname may refer to a rolling gait or to size and weight.variant of Wale or Wall .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Eliza Wales Watts mentioned in the Story of Two Brothers by Georgia Watts Memmott Great-grand daughter of Henry

    In a small village of Froxfield, in the corner of Wiltshire, Berkshire, and Hampshire, England , two brothers were born to William and Ann Halloway Watts, Joseph (1809) and Henry (1817). They had th …

    Sources (7)

    • Eliza Whale in household of Mark Whale, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Eliza Whale - Individual or family possessions: birth: 5 January 1822; Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England
    • Wiltshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754

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