Elizabeth Rebecca ASHBY

Elizabeth Rebecca ASHBY

Female 1831 - 1915  (84 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Rebecca ASHBY  [2, 3
    • Elizabeth Ashby Snow

      Elizabeth Ashby is the daughter of Susan Hammond and Nathaniel Ashby.

      She married Erastus Fairbanks Snow December 19, 1847 at Winter Quarters, Florence, Nebraska.

      In 1841, Elizabeth and her parents moved to Nauvoo, and that same year was baptized by Erastus Snow. At the age of fourteen years she with her parents were driven from Nauvoo and started for Winter Quarters, but her father died and left her mother with eleven children. They spent the winter of 1847-48 at Winter Quarters, and here on December 19, 1847, she became the wife of Erastus Snow.

      With her husband she arrived in Salt Lake City September 20, 1848, and lived in the Old Fort that winter. In 1849 her husband went to Scandinavia on a mission and she went out sewing for a living until his return in 1852. In 1858 she moved to Provo, where she lived until 1861, when she with her husband moved to St. George, where she lived until 1884, when they moved to Mexico to establish a
      colony there.

      Mr. Snow died in Salt Lake City, May 27, 1888, and after his death Mrs. Snow went to Mexico for a short visit, returning to St. George, where she lived for a number of years, then moved to Salt Lake City, where she has since resided at her home in the Eighteenth Ward.

      Jas. T. Jakeman, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and Their Mothers, p. 34
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      Elizabeth R. Snow, Pioneer, Is Dead

      Mrs. Elizabeth R. Snow, wife of the Apostle Erastus Snow, died last night at 9:40 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Ivins, 299 Second Avenue. Mrs. Snow was 84 years of age. After supper she was talking to her son, Dr. Clarence Snow, and was telling him some of the incidents of the that she experienced during her journey across the plains and while she and her husband were in southern Utah during the establishment of St. George.

      She had been going over the trials and hardships of the pioneer life, which she knew so well, for some time. Her son had his arm about her. Then suddenly she turned to him "Clarence", she said "I'm faint". Dr. Snow carried his mother to the sofa where she died quietly, without pain or suffering of any kind.

      Mrs. Snow was born on May 17, 1881, in Salem, Mass. She came west as a child and in 1847, at the Winterquarters camp that the Mormons had extablished after their flight from Nauvoo, was married to Erastus Snow. Her husband came to Utah that same year, while she wanted for him to establish a home in the unknown wilderness.

      Apostle Snow and Orson Pratt were the first men to see the valley of the Great Salt Lake, for they preceded the pioneers of 1847 by just 2 days, arriving on the site of Salt Lake City July 22, 1847.

      Soon after coming to Utah, Mr. and Mrs.Snow went south, where for many years they made their home. After Mr. Snow's death in 1887, Mrs. Snow continued to live in St. George, not coming to Salt Lake until 1897. She had made her home here since that time.

      The surviving children are Mrs. Elizabeth Ivins, Mrs. Josephine Tanner, Mrs. George Keate, Ashby, Arthur and Dr. Clarence Snow of Salt Lake, and Mrs. Florence Wooley of Kanab, Utah. Funeral arrangements will be announced later -- Salt Lake Tribune

      Washington County News, June 17, 1915
      Obit shared by Cam
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      ELIZABETH A. SNOW FUNERAL ON FRIDAY

      Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth A. Snow, wife of the late Apostle Erastus Snow, will be held from the Eighteenth Ward Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Music will be furnished by the ward choir. Friends and relatives of the late Mrs. Snow.

      -Salt Lake Tribune, June 16, 1915, transcribed by Rhonda Holton
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      Son not listed below: Arthur Eugene Snow
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      Posted on Find A Grave created by Rhonda [1]
    Born 17 May 1831  Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Census 1850  Living with husband in Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1860  Living with husband in Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1870  Living in Saint George, Washington Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1880  Living in Saint George, Washington Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Fact Daughter of Nathaniel Ashby and Susan Hammond Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Died 12 Jun 1915  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Cause: myoccarditis 
    Buried 18 Jun 1915  Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Person ID I97744  Main Tree
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2020 

    Family Erastus Fairbanks SNOW,   b. 9 Nov 1818, St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1888, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1847  Winter Quarters, Florence, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Ashby SNOW,   b. 24 Mar 1854, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1936  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
     2. Florence Ashby SNOW,   b. 16 Jun 1856, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1946, Logan, Cache Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [Birth]
     3. Josephine SNOW,   b. 19 Jul 1859, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1940, Long Island City, Queens Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
     4. Georgiana SNOW,   b. 23 Jun 1862, Saint George, Washington Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1929  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
     5. Bryant SNOW,   b. 3 Apr 1864,   d. 24 Dec 1864  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     6. Martha SNOW,   b. 27 Sep 1866, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1949, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
     7. Ashby SNOW,   b. 19 Sep 1867,   d. 27 Jan 1937  (Age 69 years)  [Birth]
     8. Arthur Eugene SNOW,   b. 13 Feb 1870, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1953  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
     9. Herbert Hammond SNOW,   b. 19 Jun 1872, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1881  (Age 8 years)  [Birth]
     10. Clarence SNOW,   b. 31 Oct 1874, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1938  (Age 63 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F40320  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Elizabeth Rebecca Ashby Snow
    Elizabeth Rebecca Ashby Snow
    Elizabeth R. Ashby is the wife of Erastus F. Snow. She is the daughter of Nathaniel Ashby and Susan Hammond.

    Photo added by: SMSmith

  • Sources 
    1. [S11395] Find A Grave: Bio of Elizabeth Rebecca Ashby Snow.

    2. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    3. [S11289] 1850 Census Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory.

    4. [S11396] Death Certificate for Elizabeth Rebecca Ashby Snow.

    5. [S11290] 1860 Census Great Salt Lake, Great Salt Lake County, Utah.

    6. [S11294] 1870 Census Saint George, Washington County, Utah Territory.