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Eliza Jane Woods

10 February 1843–3 August 1881

Born 10 Feb. 1843 at Burlington, Muscatine Co., Iowa Territory.[1] Daughter of James Westin Woods and Catherine Chapin Wells.[2] Niece of Daniel H. Wells and EBW.[3] Taught school, summer 1862, in Iowa.[4] Migrated to Utah Territory, spring 1872.[5] Married to Charles Edward Wallin by the Right Reverend Daniel S. Tuttle, the first Episcopal Bishop of Utah, 31 Oct. 1872, in Salt Lake City; four children.[6] Family socialized with EBW.[7] EBW attended her during her illness, death, and funeral preparations.[8] Died from complications of childbirth, 3 Aug. 1881. Buried with her baby in the Salt Lake Cemetery, 5 Aug. 1881.[9]

 

[1] “Utah Death Registers, 1847–1966,” p. 115 (1881); citing series 21866, from Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City. “In Memoriam: Eliza Woods Wallin,” Woman’s Exponent, 5 Aug. 1881, 5. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 22 July 2019), Eliza Jane Woods (KNR4-XWM).

[2] 1850 U.S. Census, Burlington City, Des Moines Co., IA, p. 735, James W. Woods. 1856 Iowa State Census, Burlington City, Des Moines Co., p. 423, James W. Woods. 1860 U.S. Census, Burlington City, Des Moines Co., IA, p. 852, James W. Woods. 1870 U.S. Census, Burlington City, Des Moines Co., IA, p. 852, James W. Wood. “In Memoriam: Eliza Woods Wallin,” Woman’s Exponent, 5 Aug. 1881, 5.

[3] Quentin Thomas Wells, Defender: The Life of Daniel H. Wells (Logan: Utah State University Press, 2016), 12, 24, 64.

[4] Quentin Thomas Wells, Defender: The Life of Daniel H. Wells (Logan: Utah State University Press, 2016), 257.

[5] “In Memoriam: Eliza Woods Wallin,” Woman’s Exponent, 5 Aug. 1881, 5.

[6] First Episcopal Church of Utah Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Salt Lake City, Wedding Register 1, 1881, pp. 294–295. “In Memoriam: Eliza Woods Wallin,” Woman’s Exponent, 5 Aug. 1881, 5. 1880 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 178, Edward Wallin.  

[7] EBW, Diary, 8 and 10 Aug. 1874; 16 Oct. 1874; 18 Feb. 1875; 19 Mar. 1875.

[8] EBW, Diary, 28 and 29 July 1881; 1, 2, 3, 5 Aug. 1881.

[9] “Utah Death Registers, 1847–1966,” p. 115 (1881); citing series 21866, from Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City. “Funeral Services,” Salt Lake City Herald, 5 Aug. 1881, 8. “Sad Death,” Salt Lake City Herald, 4 Aug. 1881, 8. “Utah Death Registers, 1847–1966,” p. 258 (1881), Mabel Blanche Wallin; citing series 21866, from Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City. “In Memoriam: Eliza Woods Wallin,” Woman’s Exponent, 5 Aug. 1881, 5. “Eliza Woods Wallin,” Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT; Find a Grave, posted 23 Apr. 2014, memorial no. 128411312 (http://findagrave.com, accessed 22 July 2019).