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 Eliza <I>Gill</I> Hartley

Eliza Gill Hartley

Birth
Sheffield, Metropolitan Borough of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Death 17 Nov 1891 (aged 75)
Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA
Burial Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA
Plot A-5-5
Memorial ID 69259 · View Source
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On May 25, 1856 she with 5 of her children set sail on the ship HORIZON for Boston. They sailed from Liverpool with the saints. They arrived in Boston and reached Iowa City by train by July 8, 1856.
They crossed the plains in the infamous Martin handcart company; many lives were lost with much suffering.
Eliza and her two girls walked and pulled their hand carts, along with the two youngest girls. Her daughter Josephine was sick all the way with fever and chills and felt so bad that she had to be pulled by her mother and sisters. Her son, Samuel got lost in a snow storm with everyone looking for him through the night. They found him the next morning, but he lost his leg and had a wooden leg the rest of his life.
They arrived in Salt Lake City November 30, 1856.
Her husband, Samuel Hartley did not join the LDS church and did not immigrate with them to America.



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  • Maintained by: JJ
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69259
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eliza Gill Hartley (28 Nov 1815–17 Nov 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69259, citing Oak City Cemetery, Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by JJ (contributor 47487085) .