Elizabeth Kay

15 January 1830–23 January 1875 (Age 45)
Sharples, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Kay was born on 15 January 1830, in Sharples, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Kay, was 36 and her mother, Hannah Elizabeth Burrow, was 32. She married John Howarth on 22 February 1853, in Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1866 and lived in Castleton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Harwood, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. She died on 23 January 1875, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Howarth
Elizabeth Kay
Marriage: 22 February 1853
Mary Howarth
Ann Howarth
Peter Howarth
Esther Howarth
Thomas Howarth
George Howarth
Elizabeth Howarth
Sarah Ann Howarth
John Joseph Howarth
William Howarth

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 February 1853Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 12
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    Age 13
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from northern Middle English ka, kae, kay ‘jackdaw’, from Old Norse or Old English . See also Daw .English: nickname from Middle English cai, kay, kei ‘left-handed, clumsy’.English: occasionally perhaps an occupational name from Middle English kai(e), kei(e) ‘key’, applied to a maker of keys (compare Kear ), or alluding to the office of keeper or bearer of keys, but clear evidence for this is wanting.

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

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    Life of John Howarth

    John Howarth John Howarth was the fourth generation of John Howarths. He was born 28 Feb 1829 in Lostock, Lancashire, England. He married Elizabeth Kay 27 Feb 1853 in Bolton, LeMoor, Lancashire, Engla …

    Sources (39)

    • Mary Howarth in household of John Howarth, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Elizabeth Kay in entry for Peter Howarth, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Elizabeth Howarth in household of John Howarth, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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