Elizabeth Ann Hall

ID# 1194, (1843-1895)
Grandaunt of June Hall
Elizabeth Ann Hall
     Elizabeth Ann Hall was born on 23 April 1843 in Heath Common, Yorkshire, England.1 She was the daughter of Richard Hall and Anna Boardley.1 She sailed from Liverpool, England, with her parents Richard Hall and Anna Boardley on 10 January 1850 on the ship Argo with a group of 402 Latter Day Saints led by Elder Jeter/Peter Clinton. They arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana on 11 March 1850. From there, they journeyed up the Mississippi River to St Louis, Missouri.2 The Hall family's journey west began on 24 June 1852 at Kanesville, Iowa (currently Council Bluffs); they travelled with the James McGaw company which consisted of 239 individuals and 54 wagons. The company arrived in Salt Lake on 20 September 1852.3 She married first William Maylett on 12 July 1861 in Manti, Sanpete County, Utah.1

Elizabeth married William Maylett as a second wife. She received her endowments in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City on 7 Nov 1865. Being married as a plural wife at age eighteen apparently did not agree with this young girl. She had had many hardships already in her life. Maylett history states that she died childless. Members of her family said she was very unhappy, becoming rebellious and leaving, hurting her father. She wandered away from place to place and little is known about her. Her niece, Anna Maria (Hall) Price Hall, said that “Lizzy” married again a time or two and had a little girl, Theresa, who died very young and a lock of her hair and a little dress of hers has been kept in the family. Elizabeth had beautiful auburn hair.1

She married (--?--) Keltz.4 She died on 20 April 1895 in Marysville, Fremont County, Idaho, at age 51. A yellowed letter passed down by the family, written by a husband – Uncle Van Keltz – to Richard, her father, gave details of her death and the cost of shipping the body to Manti.1 She was buried in Manti, Utah.

An article in the Manti Messenger, Manti, Utah, on 17 May 1895 read:
"Elizabeth Ann Keltz, who died April 20th in American Falls, Idaho was removed to Manti and buried in the city cemetery last Tuesday. She was the daughter of Richard Hall, Sr. The husband of the deceased brought the remains to this city."5

Last Edited=23 Jun 2014

Citations

  1. [S30] Marie Litchfield Watson, "Richard Hall Sr". (Cardston, Alberta). Copy privately held by Faye West, Edmonton, Alberta.
  2. [S198] Marie Litchfield Watson, "Richard Hall Jr". (Cardston, Alberta). Copy privately held by Faye West, Edmonton, Alberta.
  3. [S1667] James McGaw Emigrating Company Journal, in Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company, General files 1849-1898; (Salt Lake City: LDS Church), reel 1, box 1, fd. 1, viewed at https://history.lds.org/overlandtravels/companyDetail July 2013.
  4. [S1722] Local and Personal Notes, Manti Messenger, Manti, Utah, 17 May 1895, http://udn.lib.utah.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/manti/…
  5. [S1722] Local and Personal Notes, Manti Messenger, Manti, Utah, 17 May 1895, http://udn.lib.utah.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/manti/… Viewed Dec 2013.