Elizabeth Tonge

19 August 1815–28 January 1879 (Age 63)
Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Tonge was born on 19 August 1815, in Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Peter Tonge, was 26 and her mother, Alice Howarth, was 28. She married William Unsworth on 14 June 1835, in Saint Mary the Virgin, Deane, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 28 January 1879, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Unsworth
Elizabeth Tonge
Marriage: 14 June 1835
Elizabeth Unsworth
Alice Unsworth
James Unsworth
Peter Unsworth
John Unsworth
Richard Unsworth
Mary Ann Unsworth
Samuel Unsworth

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 June 1835Saint Mary the Virgin, Deane, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 10
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 17
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name, primarily from Tonge (Lancashire), but also from other places similarly named, including Tong (Yorkshire), Tonge (Kent), Tong in Headcorn (Kent), Tonge (Leicestershire), and Tong (Shropshire). Some of these places appear to be named from Middle English tong(e) ‘tongue’ (Old English tunge), and the surname may occasionally be topographic, for someone who lived on a tongue-like projection of land; others are ultimately from Old English t(w)ang(e) ‘tongs, fork (of a river)’.German: from a short form of the personal name Anton (see Anthony ).English: nickname from Middle English tonge ‘tongs, forceps’ (Old English tang(e)), for someone who made or used tongs or forceps, or alternatively from Middle English tong(e) ‘tongue’ (Old English tunge), perhaps for a chatterer or scold.

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

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    History Of James Unsworth

    Pioneer of 1861 Compiled by his grand daughter Lettie Alice Sorenson Goddard James Unsworth was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England on December 25, 1838, the son of William and Elizabeth Tonge Unswor …

    Sources (42)

    • Elizabeth Unsworth in household of Willm Unsworth, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Elizabeth Tonge in entry for James Unsworth, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Eliza Unsworth in household of Daniel Johnston, "United States Census, 1870"

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