Elizabeth Cole

29 November 1819–28 March 1882 (Age 62)
Much Marcle, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Cole was born on 29 November 1819, in Much Marcle, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Cole, was 27 and her mother, Nancy Dorsett, was 24. She married Robert Homes on 26 June 1838, in Castle Frome, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died on 28 March 1882, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Willard City Cemetery, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Homes
Elizabeth Cole
Marriage: 26 June 1838
Thomas Holmes
Milton Holmes
Charles Holmes

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 June 1838Castle Frome, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 4
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 17
    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: usually from the Middle English and Old French personal name Col(e), Coll(e), Coul(e), a pet form of Nicol (see Nichol and Nicholas ), a common personal name from the mid 13th century onward. English families with this name migrated to Scotland and to Ulster (especially Fermanagh).English: occasionally perhaps from a different (early) Middle English personal name Col, of native English or Scandinavian origin. Old English Cola was originally a nickname from Old English col ‘coal’ in the sense ‘coal-black (of hair), swarthy’ and is the probable source of most of the examples in Domesday Book. In the northern and eastern counties of England settled by Vikings in the 10th and 11th centuries, alternative sources are Old Norse Kolr and Koli (either from a nickname ‘the swarthy one’ or a short form of names in Kol-), and Old Norse Kollr (from a nickname, perhaps ‘the bald one’).English: nickname for someone with swarthy skin or black hair, from Middle English col, coul(e) ‘charcoal, coal’ (Old English col).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Evelyn Woodyatt Longson autobiography

    I, Evelyn Woodyatt Longson, was born September 17, 1906, in the town of Willard, Box Elder County, Utah. I was born at home, the only one born in the big new brick house. I was the tenth child born …

    Sources (12)

    • Elizabeth Holmes in household of Robert Holmes, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Elizabeth Holmes in household of Robert Holmes, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Elizabeth Holmes in entry for Thomas Holmes, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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