Elizabeth Etherington

31 July 1827–19 September 1855 (Age 28)
Auckland, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Etherington was born on 31 July 1827, in Auckland, Durham, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Etherington, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Hemsley, was 27. She married William Pugh on 31 July 1851, in Dormington, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Whorlton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 19 September 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Pugh
Elizabeth Etherington
Marriage: 31 July 1851
Ann Elizabeth Etherington Pugh Jost
Mary Pugh

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 July 1851Dormington, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 6
    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 9
    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

    in northern England, a variant of Hetherington .in southern England perhaps a variant of the now extinct surname Atherington, a habitational name from Atherington (Sussex). The placename is from the Old English personal name Ēadhere + -ing (connective particle) + tūn ‘estate, settlement’. This surname seems to have lost its medial -ing-. See Etherton .English:

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

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    Story Highlight

    Elizabeth Etherington Pugh (1 July 1827 – 30 September 1855)

    Elizabeth, was said to have died crossing the plains. I have found family group sheet saying Utah or Nebraska plains. Found one family sheet saying Salt Lake City. However their company arrived in Sal …

    Sources (14)

    • Elizabeth Etherington in household of John Etherington, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Elizabeth Pugh, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Elizabeth Etherington, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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