Elisha Mayer

10 September 1822–
Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elisha

When Elisha Mayer was born on 10 September 1822, his father, Thomas Mayer, was 35 and his mother, Dorothy Parker, was 36. He married Mary Ann Poirtor on 11 November 1844, in Bucknall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Elisha Mayer
Mary Ann Poirtor
Marriage: 11 November 1844

Spouse and Children


    Mary Ann Poirtor


11 November 1844
Bucknall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Mayer


    Dorothy Parker




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World Events (8)


Age 1

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 11

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.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 32

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: status name for a mayor, Middle English, Old French mair(e) (from Latin maior ‘greater’, ‘superior’; compare Mayor ). In France the title denoted various minor local officials, and the same is true of Scotland ( see Mair 1). In England, however, the term was normally restricted to the chief officer of a borough, and the surname may have been given not only to a citizen of some standing who had held this office, but also as a nickname to a pompous or officious person.2 German and Dutch: variant of Meyer 1.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Meyer 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elisha Mayer, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Elisha Mayer, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Elisha Mayer, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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