Elizabeth Minnie Carson

24 October 1845–28 March 1896 (Age 50)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Minnie

When Elizabeth Minnie Carson was born on 24 October 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, John Carson Sr, was 25 and her mother, Elvira Egbert, was 24. She married Matthew Henry Walker on 16 January 1865, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Decatur Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Lincoln Township, Garfield, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. She died on 28 March 1896, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Henry Walker
Elizabeth Minnie Carson
Marriage: 16 January 1865
John Henry Walker
Mary Walker
Minnie Elizabeth Walker
Matthew Walker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 January 1865Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1846 · First Nauvoo Temple Dedicated
    Age 1
    On May 1-3, 1846, the Nauvoo Illinois Temple was fully dedicated. It was the second temple that had been built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the first temple with an angel Moroni on top, in the case of this temple it also doubled as a weather vane. Before the saints left Nauvoo they gathered in great numbers to go through.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 16
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: probably a habitational name from an unlocated place in southwestern Scotland called Acarson or Carsan. This surname was taken to Northern Ireland in the early 17th century. Alternatively, it may be a hybrid patronymic name composed of Irish cearr ‘left-handed’ + English son ‘son’.English: variant of Corston, a habitational name from one of the many places so called in Norfolk, Shropshire, Somerset, or Wiltshire.In some cases also an Americanized form of Norwegian Kåsen (see Kasen ).

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

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    Minnie Elizabeth Carson Walker Find A Grave Memorial# 29955942

    Minnie Elizabeth Carson Walker Birth: Oct. 24, 1845 Nauvoo Hancock County Illinois, USA Death: Mar. 28, 1896 Salt Lake County Utah, USA Daughter of John Carson and Elvira Egbert. Wife of Matthew He …

    Sources (16)

    • Elizabeth Carson in household of John Carson, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Elizabeth C Walker, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Elizabeth Walker in household of Matthew H Walker, "United States Census, 1880"

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