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Elizabeth Mugford Whitford
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Birth: 1862
Death: Oct. 19, 1877
Amador City
Amador County
California, USA

On Saturday, September 8, 1877, with her mother Johanna's permission, 15-year-old Elizabeth married Thomas Whitford in Amador City. A mere forty-one days later, Elizabeth died. In addition to her grieving husband, she left her widowed mother and seven siblings.

Although her obituary did not state the cause of her death, numerous articles from the Amador Dispatch several days before and after Elizabeth's death talked about cases of diphtheria "taking our young".

Her obituary reads: Dying at 15 years of age, married barely a month, Elizabeth Mugford Whitford was buried in the Amador City Pioneer Cemetery on CInfohurch St. Her marker is just below [her father] Samuel Mugford's headstone and is surrounded by a black iron fence. Her headstone reads:

Farewell Elizabeth, Wife of Thomas Whitford
Died October 19, 1877 Aged 15 years
Nipt by the winds unkindly blast, or broke by
sickness in a day, the fading glory disappears,
the short lived beauties die away.

Information supplied by Bonnie Mugford 
Family links: 
  Samuel G. Mugford (1835 - 1876)
  Johanna Thomas Pryor (1845 - 1882)
  Elizabeth Mugford Whitford (1862 - 1877)
  Thomas Henry Mugford (1867 - 1949)*
  Susan Mugford Witte (1869 - 1948)*
  Nellie H Mugford Cassels (1876 - 1964)*
  Anna Mugford Stevens (1877 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
Wife of Thomas Whitford
Aged 15 years

Amador City Cemetery
Amador City
Amador County
California, USA
Maintained by: Bonnie Mugford
Originally Created by: M Bustillos
Record added: Feb 01, 2013
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Elizabeth <i>Mugford</i> Whitford
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Elizabeth <i>Mugford</i> Whitford
Added by: M Bustillos
Elizabeth <i>Mugford</i> Whitford
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- Rita
 Added: Apr. 29, 2014

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