Eliza Crooks

July 1829–9 January 1869 (Age 39)
Glaslough, Monaghan, County Monaghan, Ireland

The Life Summary of Eliza

When Eliza Crooks was born in July 1829, in Glaslough, Monaghan, County Monaghan, Ireland, her father, Samuel Crooks, was 24 and her mother, Jane Harrah, was 26. She married Orson Pratt on 24 July 1857, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 9 January 1869, in Pine Canyon, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Tooele City Cemetery, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orson Pratt
1811–1881
Eliza Crooks
1829–1869
Marriage: 24 July 1857
Lerius Crooks Pratt
1858–1862
Indora Crooks Pratt
1860–1939
Jared Crooks Pratt
1862–1877
Onthew Crooks Pratt
1864–1864
Samuel Crooks Pratt
1868–1888

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 July 1857Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (3)

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    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.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 1
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    1845
    Age 16
    The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.

    Name Meaning

    habitational name from Crookes in Sheffield (Yorkshire), named with Old Norse krókr ‘hook, bend’.variant of Crook , with post-medieval excrescent -s.English:

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

    Possible Related Names

    Crook

    Sources (8)

    • Eliza Pratt in household of Adelia Ann Pratt, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Eliza Crooks in entry for Dora Pratt Snow, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Eliza in entry for Jared C. Pratt, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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