Eliza Sylvester

7 March 1852–1 August 1866 (Age 14)
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Eliza

When Eliza Sylvester was born on 7 March 1852, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, her father, James Sylvester, was 36 and her mother, Rebecca Nicholson, was 32. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 1 August 1866, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 14, and was buried in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Isaac Losee
1851–1930
Eliza Sylvester
1852–1866

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World Events (5)

1860
Age 8
In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1863
Age 11
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 11
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English and German: from the Middle English and Latin personal name Silvester ‘dweller in the forest’ (a derivative of silva ‘wood’). The name was borne by three popes, including a contemporary of Constantine the Great, and seems to have been first used in England by clerics.

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

Possible Related Names

Silvestre
Selwyn
West
Sylvestre
Sule
Silvester
Silvestro
Sylvest

Sources (3)

  • Eliza Sylvester in household of Jas Sylvester, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eliza Sylvester Losee, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Eliza Sylvester, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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