Eleanor Williamson

29 September 1826–28 February 1864 (Age 37)
Easington Lane, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Eleanor

When Eleanor Williamson was born on 29 September 1826, in Easington Lane, Durham, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Williamson, was 33 and her mother, Hannah Robinson, was 20. She married Thomas Wanlass on 28 March 1847, in Monkwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Sunderland, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 28 February 1864, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Daniel Arnold Miller
Eleanor Williamson
Marriage: 27 March 1857
Rosabelle Miller
Ruben Gardner Miller
Clarissa Ruth Miller
Charles Arnold Miller
Fredrick Sextimus Miller

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  • Marriage
    27 March 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    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 7
    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.
    Age 17
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English (Northern) and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name William + patronymic -son ‘son of William’. This surname is also found in Northern Ireland (Ulster), especially in Antrim.Americanized form of Norwegian, Danish, and North German Wilhelmsen , Swedish Wilhelmsson, or Dutch and North German Willemsen , all cognates of 1.History: This surname was brought to North America from northern England and northern Ireland independently by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. Timothy Williamson is recorded in Plymouth Colony in 1643.

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

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    Sources (35)

    • Ellen Miller, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Eleanor Williamson, "England, Durham Diocese, Marriage Bonds & Allegations, 1692-1900"
    • Elnore Willinson in entry for Clara Miller Stayner, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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