Elizabeth Lucy Loving

5 October 1837–29 November 1886 (Age 49)
Clay, Indiana, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Lucy

When Elizabeth Lucy Loving was born on 5 October 1837, in Clay, Indiana, United States, her father, Lot E Loving, was 31 and her mother, Helena Artimacy Lee, was 30. She married Henry C. Foster on 24 September 1857. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Washington Township, Clay, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 29 November 1886, in Leon, Decatur, Iowa, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Leon Cemetery, Leon, Decatur, Iowa, United States.

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Henry C. Foster
Elizabeth Lucy Loving
Marriage: 24 September 1857
Genevie Foster

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24 September 1857
Story, Iowa, United States


    Genevie Foster


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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 4

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 14

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name Lyfing, Old English Lēofing, based on lēof ‘dear’.2 Swedish: apparently an ornamental name formed from the place-name element lov-, meaning unknown, + the suffix -ing ( see Arning ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Loving in household of Lot Loving, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lucy Lizzie Loving Walton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Lizzie Loving, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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