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 Elizabeth <I>Hood</I> Tomlinson

Elizabeth Hood Tomlinson

Birth
Knottingley, Metropolitan Borough of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
Death 30 Jun 1914 (aged 80)
Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot A-07-007-03
Memorial ID 37479 · View Source
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Daughter of Thomas Hood and Elizabeth Smith

Married Alfred Tomlinson, 29 Jul 1857, Knottingley, Pontefract, Yorkshire, England

Children - Annie Jane Tomlinson, George Thomas Tomlinson, Lorenzo Tomlinson, Elizabeth Hannah Tomlinson, Alfred Oscar Tomlinson, Clara Tomlinson, Kate Tomlinson, Mary Alice Tomlinson

History - Elizabeth Hood was one of ten children born to Thomas Hood (1804-1858) and Elizabeth Smith Hood (1803/7-1858). She sometimes lived with her grandmother because her parents would "go to sea". She did not attend school. She worked in a bakery shop from age 10-13 years, then worked for a "high class lady" for two years. She worked at a large boarding school for boys for five years, which is where she met husband Alfred Tomlinson. They were married in 1852.

Alfred worked on ships and then owned two ships, the "William" and the "Henry", which carried cargo and passengers between England and France. Elizabeth and Alfred were converted to the LDS/Mormon church by Joseph Fielding Smith. They came to the United States on the ship Emerald Isle (left Liverpool June 20, 1868, arrived New York City August 11, 1868). They traveled to Utah in the Edward T. Mumford Company (mule team), which left Benton, Wyoming, on September 1 and arrived in Salt Lake City on September 24, 1868. Travelers were Elizabeth (34), Alfred (37), and children Annie Jane (b. 1855), George Thomas (1858), Elizabeth Hannah (1863), and Alfred Oscar (1869). (Lorenzo [1861] died as an infant.)

The family lived in Salt Lake City and then Lindon for a few years before they moved to Pleasant Grove, Utah. Children born in Pleasant Grove were Clara (1870), Kate (1813), and Mary Alice (1876).

Elizabeth had a high tenor voice and was an exceptionally good step dancer. Alfred, who was employed as a painter and carpenter, died in 1900.

Elizabeth and Alfred are Utah Pioneers. Their photos hang in the Pleasant Grove Museum.

Utah Death Certificate


Gravesite Details Conflict of dates between marker and death certificate.

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  • Maintained by: SMSmith
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37479
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Hood Tomlinson (6 Nov 1833–30 Jun 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37479, citing Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .