Elinor Maria James

27 November 1826–26 July 1897 (Age 70)
Lugwardine, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elinor Maria

When Elinor Maria James was born on 27 November 1826, in Lugwardine, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas H James, was 34 and her mother, Elinor Williams, was 40. She married Phineas Howe Young on 1 April 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1855. She died on 26 July 1897, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Maeser Fairview Cemetery, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Phineas Howe Young
Elinor Maria James
Marriage: 1 April 1856
Elinor Matilda Young
Marian Ross Young
Emeline Free Young
May Isabell Young

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  • Marriage
    1 April 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 7
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 20
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name James. Introduced to England by the Normans, this is an Old French form of Late Latin Iacomus, a variant of Latin Iacobus, Greek Iakōbos, the New Testament rendering of Hebrew Ya‘aqob (see Jacob ). The medieval Latin (Vulgate) Bible distinguished between Old Testament Iacob (which was uninflected) and New Testament Iacobus (with inflections). The latter developed into James in medieval French. The distinction was carried over into the King James Bible of 1611, and Jacob and James remain as separate names in English usage. Most European languages, however, make no such distinction, so that forms such as French Jacques , stand for both the Old and the New Testament names. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Jack .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Maria Elinor James Young (1826-1897)

    MARIA ELINOR JAMES YOUNG 1826-1897 This information is mostly from the writings of May Isabell Young, the youngest daughter of Maria Elinor James and Phineas Howe Young. May liked to write and wrot …

    Sources (22)

    • Maria James, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Mariah James in entry for Harry Heward and May Young Lambert, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • Maria James in entry for Mina Y. Pack, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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