Elizabeth M Skelton

20 April 1833–7 April 1920 (Age 86)
Gateshead, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth M

When Elizabeth M Skelton was born on 20 April 1833, in Gateshead, Durham, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Skelton, was 23 and her mother, Jane Simpson, was 21. She married Henry Jaques in 1855, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1880 and Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1910. She died on 7 April 1920, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Oley
Elizabeth M Skelton
Marriage: 28 December 1862
John J Oley
Robert Skelton Oley
William E. Oley
Elizabeth Lizzie Oley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 December 1862Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 21
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 30
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): habitational name mainly from Skelton in Cumberland, or any of various places called Skelton in Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, and East Yorkshire. The placenames probably all derive from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, with initial Sk-, instead of Sh-, due to Scandinavian influence. However, in some cases, the first element may be a lost river name, from Old Norse skjallr ‘resounding’; compare Skelding . This English surname has been established in Queen's County [Laois], Ireland, since the 16th century.

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

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    Sources (41)

    • Elizabeth Oley in household of John Oley, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Elizabeth Shelton in entry for William E. Oley, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Elizabeth Oley, "United States Census, 1910"

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