Elizabeth Prentice

12 January 1827–2 November 1914 (Age 87)
Lanarkshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Prentice was born on 12 January 1827, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, her father, John Prentice, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Walker, was 31. She married John Mason Burnside on 15 February 1849, in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861 and Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 2 November 1914, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (14)

Do you know Elizabeth? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Mason Burnside
Elizabeth Prentice
Marriage: 15 February 1849
Elizabeth Burnside
William Burnside
John Burnside
Joseph Burnside
Grace Burnside
Marian Elizabeth Burnside
James Burnside
David Burnside
Jane Burnside
Thomas John Burnside
Helen Ellen Burnside
Agnes Burnside
George Burnside
Alexander L Burnside

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 February 1849Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children


    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act
    Age 5
    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 27
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English (East Anglia): from Middle English prentis, prentiz, a shortened form of apprentis ‘apprentice’ (Anglo-Norman French apprenti(e)z, prentiz, prentice, from Old French aprendre ‘to learn, to understand’, Latin appre(he)ndere ‘to understand, grasp’), denoting someone learning a craft or trade, but probably originating as a nickname in the case of the surname.

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

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight

    Thoughts About My Father

    BOOK: History of John Mason Burnside by Henry Burnside son of Thomas LeRoy Burnside; Son of John Mason Burnside and Elizabeth Prentice "Thomas …

    Sources (36)

    • Elisabeth Burnside in household of John Burnside, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Elizabeth Prentiss in entry for Marion Elizabeth Shelley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Elizabeth Burnside in household of John Bell, "United States Census, 1900"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.