Elizabeth Elliott Wakefield

29 June 1843–25 February 1929 (Age 85)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Elliott

When Elizabeth Elliott Wakefield was born on 29 June 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, John Fleming Wakefield, was 30 and her mother, Susannah Garlick, was 23. She married Edward Henry Moss on 4 March 1859, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States. She lived in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900 and Springville Ward 3, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 February 1929, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gideon Durphy Wood
Elizabeth Elliott Wakefield
Marriage: 6 December 1869
Henry Gideon Wood
Mary Ellen Wood
Pauline Estella Wood

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 December 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 2
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 23
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from the city of Wakefield in Yorkshire and from Wakefield Lawn in Potterspury (Northamptonshire). Both are named from the Old English personal name Waca or Old English wacu ‘wake, festival’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

    Story Highlight

    Elizabeth Elliott Wakefield

    Elizabeth Elliott Wakefield was born in Nauvoo, Illinois. Her family later settled in Springville, Utah. When Henry Moss came he settled in Springville. They met and married. Henry contracted an i …

    Sources (24)

    • Elizabeth Wood, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Elizabeth Wakefield in entry for Mary Ellen Mae Valiant, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Elizabeth Wood, "United States Census, 1920"

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