|Birth: ||Jan. 23, 1872|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Mar. 13, 1954|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
(Obit from the newspaper)
Elizabeth Hanson Duckworth, age 82, widow of the late James Duckworth, President of the Blackfoot LDS Stake from 1907 to 1938, passed away at her home in Salt Lake City early Saturday morning following a sudden illness.
She was born January 23, 1872, in West Jordan, Utah, the daughter of Nathan and Hannah Hopkinson Hanson. She married James Duckworth September 21, 1892.
[Details For Marriage ID#238654
Groom Last Name: DUCKWORTH
Groom First Name: James
Groom Residence: Salt Lake City
Bride Last Name: HANSON
Bride First Name: Elizabeth
Bride Residence: Salt Lake City
Date: 21 Sep 1892
County of Record: Sanpete
Contributed by 'On angels wings' June 2011]
She remained in Utah while her husband served a mission for the L.D.S. Church in England and accompanied her husband on a Mission to Australia where he served as President from 1901 to 1906. She being the first LDS lady missionary to that country.
In 1907 her husband was called as President of the Blackfoot Stake and they moved to Blackfoot, Idaho. In 1942 they moved to Santa Anna, Calif. for a year then moved to Salt Lake City. He died in Feb. 1947.
Active in the LDS Church she has served 30 years as President of Stake Primary, 26 years in Trailbuider and Beehive work. Member of the YWMIA Stake Board, the Relief Society and an active Temple Worker. She was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Camp No. 17 and the Returned Lady Missionary Organization.
She is survived by two daughters and two sons, whom they adopted and raised as their own. Mrs. Glenn (Roxie) Haws, Idaho Falls, Mrs. Wilbert (Muriel) Atwood, Blackfoot, James H. Duckworth, Kaysville, Utah; and N. Rex Duckworth, Seattle, Wash. There are 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
[This was a poem on her funeral program]
It seemeth such a little way to me
Across to that strange country, The Beyond;
And yet, not strange, for it has grown to be
The home of those of whom I am so fond.
And so for me there is no death,
It is but crossing, with abated breath,
A little strip of sea,
To find one's loved ones waiting on the shore
More beautiful, more precious than before.
View online death certificate
(Submitted by 'On angels wings' 10-24-2011)
The second adopted daughter, Roxie Estella Jensen Duckworth Haws, is linked with her birth parents. To view her memorial:
Roxie Estella Jensen Duckworth Haws
Nathan Hanson (1827 - 1894)
Hannah Hopkinson Hanson (1827 - 1913)
James Duckworth (1865 - 1947)*
Muriel Duckworth Poulsen Atwood (1907 - 1996)*
James Hanson Duckworth (1915 - 2011)*
Nathan Rex Duckworth (1917 - 1960)*
Sarah Hanson Gillmor (1851 - 1929)*
Joseph Harrison Hanson (1854 - 1901)*
Stephen Hanson (1856 - 1893)*
Martha Hanson Winter (1858 - 1928)*
Hannah Hanson Lufkin (1862 - 1924)*
Emma Hanson Hollingworth (1864 - 1948)*
Ellen Hansen (1866 - 1878)*
Elizabeth Hanson Duckworth (1872 - 1954)
Grove City Cemetery
Created by: Sunflower Lady
Record added: Aug 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40196264
Together forever with your husband, James Duckworth.|
Added: Aug. 2, 2009