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Elizabeth Anderson

12 July 1823–12 March 1893

Born 12 July 1823 at Carlow, Co. Carlow, Ireland.[1] Daughter of Robert Anderson and Lucretia Ward.[2] Married William Howard, 9 June 1841, in Co. Carlow; ten children.[3] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Daniel Bell, 28 Aug. 1851.[4] Emigrated from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, to Philadelphia, arriving late Mar. 1853.[5] Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley with the Moses Daley Freight pioneer company, arriving by 29 Sept. 1853.[6] Appointed as secretary of the Big Cottonwood Ward Relief Society, 3 May 1868.[7] Served a mission to England with her husband, Aug. 1868–1869.[8] Counselor to Mary Isabella Hales Horne, general president of the Retrenchment Association, 1873.[9] President of the Big Cottonwood Ward Relief Society, 1876–1886.[10] Served on the Central Grain Committee with EBW, beginning 1876.[11] Appointed as secretary of the Salt Lake Stake Relief Society, Dec. 1877.[12] Served with EBW on the board of Deseret Hospital, beginning 1882.[13] Delegate with EBW to the Utah constitutional convention, 10 Apr. 1882.[14] Delegate from Salt Lake Co. to the People’s Territorial Convention, 1882.[15] President of the Salt Lake Co. Woman’s Suffrage Association, 1891–1892.[16] Signed the articles of incorporation of the National Woman’s Relief Society, 10 Oct. 1892.[17] Member of the Relief Society general board, 1892–1893.[18] Died at 12 Mar. 1893 in Grantsville, Tooele Co., Utah Territory; buried in Salt Lake City.[19]

 

[1] Elizabeth Anderson Howard, “Autobiography,” database online, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/155662712/person/122176425074/media/52019013-51c1-4e9b-b9ab-725613fe8faf?_phsrc=SmP162&usePUBJs=true, accessed 31 Mar. 2020). Edward W Tullidge, The Women of Mormondom (New York: Tullidge and Crandall, 1877), 461–463. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org accessed 3 Oct. 2019), Elizabeth Anderson (LKVB-S6X).

[2] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. A1, 1851–1854, p. 120, line 1487, William Howard and Elizabeth Anderson, 28 Feb. 1854, microfilm 183393, DGS 5270317 (restricted access), FHL. Elizabeth Howard, “Elizabeth Anderson Howard (1823–1893): Her Testimony,” in “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 7 Nov. 2019), Lucretia Ward (LC2F-XG4), Memories.

[3] “Scots Church Records Feb. 1839–Dec. 1845 Marriages,” Scots Church Index, Carlow County, Irish Genealogical Projects (http://www.igp-web.com/Carlow/Scots_Church_records3.htm, accessed 30 Jan. 2019), Marriages, William Howard and Elizabeth Anderson, 9 June 1841. “Elizabeth Howard,” Women’s Exponent, 15 Mar. 1893, 140–141. Elizabeth Anderson Howard, “Autobiography,” database online, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/155662712/person/122176425074/media/52019013-51c1-4e9b-b9ab-725613fe8faf?_phsrc=SmP162&usePUBJs=true, accessed 31 Mar. 2020).

[4] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. A1, 1851–1854, p. 65, line 808, Elizabeth Howard, 24 Feb. 1854, microfilm 1255545, DGS 7455862 (restricted access), FHL. Elizabeth Howard, “Elizabeth Anderson Howard (1823–1893): Her Testimony,” in “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 7 Nov. 2019), Lucretia Ward (LC2F-XG4), Memories. Elizabeth Anderson Howard, “Autobiography,” database online, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/155662712/person/122176425074/media/52019013-51c1-4e9b-b9ab-725613fe8faf?_phsrc=SmP162&usePUBJs=true, accessed 31 Mar. 2020).

[5] Elizabeth Howard, “Elizabeth Anderson Howard (1823–1893): Her Testimony,” in “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 7 Nov. 2019), Lucretia Ward (LC2F-XG4), Memories.

[6] “Elizabeth Howard,” Pioneer Database (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/, accessed 7 Nov. 2019). Edward W Tullidge, The Women of Mormondom (New York: Tullidge and Crandall, 1877), 461–463.

[7] Big Cottonwood Ward, Granite Stake, Big Cottonwood Ward Manuscript History and Historical Reports, 1851–1948, p. 3, Elizabeth Howard, LR 712 2, folder 1, CHL.

[8] “Elizabeth Howard,” and “William Howard,” Go Ye into the World (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/missionary/, accessed 3 Oct. 2019). British Mission Manuscript History and Historical Reports, 1841–1971, Part 1, 1837–1878, 1868, line 7, William Howard, Mrs. Howard, LR 1140 2, images 107–108/189, CHL.

[9] Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History, 1901), 4:187. “F. R. Society Reports,” Woman’s Exponent, 15 Jan. 1873, 122.

[10] Big Cottonwood Ward, Granite Stake, Big Cottonwood Ward Manuscript History and Historical Reports, 1851–1948, p. 3, Elizabeth Howard, LR 712 2, folder 1, CHL.

[11] “General Meeting of Central and Ward Committees on the Grain Movement,” Woman’s Exponent, 1 Dec. 1876, 99.

[12] Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History, 1901), 4:187. “F. R. Society Reports,” Woman’s Exponent, 15 Jan. 1873, 122. Salt Lake Stake, Salt Lake Stake Relief Society Record Book, 1868–1903, p. 1, LR 604 70, folder 1, CHL.

[13] “The Deseret Hospital Dedication Services,” Deseret Evening News, 17 July 1882, 2. Deseret Hospital Board of Directors, ca. 1882, PH 2211, CHL. EBW, Diary, 13 Feb. 1889; 30 Mar. 1889; 10 July 1891.

[14] “Constitutional Convention,” Woman’s Exponent, 15 Apr. 1882, 172.

[15] “Peoples Territorial Convention,” Deseret News, 18 Oct. 1882, 618.

[16] “Elizabeth Howard,” Women’s Exponent, 15 Mar. 1893, 140. EBW, Diary, 12 Feb. 1889.

[17] “Emmeline B. Wells Record, 1892–1896,” p. 12, CR 11 183, image 8/167, CHL.

[18] Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History, 1901), 4:187. Relief Society, General Board, Relief Society Officers and Employees of the General Board, 1842–1935, Members and Aides to the General Board of Relief Society, CR 11 56, CHL.

[19] “Utah, Death Registers, 1847–1966,” p. 149 (1893), Elizabeth Howard; citing series 21866, from Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City. Elizabeth Anderson Howard, Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, Find a Grave, posted 19 Nov. 2008, memorial no. 31550704 (https://findagrave.com/memorial/31550704, accessed 5 Feb. 2019).