Eliza Bowen Boyle

20 Aug 1888 - 12 May 1943


Eliza Bowen Boyle

20 Aug 1888 - 12 May 1943
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Eliza Bowen Boyle


Dry Creek Cemetery

9600 Hill Road
Boise, Ada, Idaho
United States


May 28, 2011

Dry Creek Cemetery

January 1, 1970

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Eliza Elizabeth Craner

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ELIZA ELIZABETH CRANER (1862-1941) Back to top Eliza Elizabeth Craner was born in Tooele, Tooele County, Utah on 6 March 1862 to George Craner and Sarah Emma Jenkins. Eliza was named after her grandmothers, Hannah Eliza Barber Jenkins and Elizabeth West Craner. She was the 3rd child in a family of 12 children. As a child, Eliza did not have much schooling, but did attend a school in Tooele. There were few books and the writing and figuring was done on slates. Also, she learned to milks cows, make butter, make beet molasses, and helped to care for her father’s bees and honey. Eliza was married at the age of 18 years old to John Bowen. Eliza was a bride of Testimony. Eliza became the 2nd wife to John in a polygamous marriage arrangement. John was 39 years old, a native of Abersychan, Monmouth, Wales, who emigrated in 1862. John was counseled through a Patriarchal blessing to...”Take unto thy self wives,” when he was nearly 33 years of age. John had married Hannah Johnson in the Endowment House on 2 Jan 1877. At the time of John and Eliza’s marriage on 28 October 1880 in the Endowment House, John and Hannah had two children. Eliza continued to live with her father for a period of time since her mother had died shortly after childbirth in February of 1880. It is not know how long this arrangement continued, but Eliza made a home for her father as well for her own little family until about 1886. Eliza was a wife who knew sacrifice. On July 16, 1885, John was arrested by Federal agents for Unlawful Cohabitation. He was tried and sentenced on February 17, 1886 and then served a 6 month sentence in the Utah State Penitentiary until August 20, 1886. Eliza was a mother of fortitude an industry. In late 1888, or early in 1889, Eliza and her family had to go in “the underground.” Eliza took her three small children and moved to West Jordan, Utah. Two more children were born in this area. The family then moved into Midvale and then into Salt Lake City where another daughter was born in 1896. The children never went to the same school for more than a year or two as the family was forced to move about, so they would not become too well known. To help with the anonymity, the family took the name of Brown. Eliza had a testimony of “the Principle,” and through her sacrifice, she became a stronger person to lead and direct her family in the paths of right. Her son, Lewis, said that his mother was a saint. He never heard her complain about the pressures of Polygamy. Early in 1898, the family was permitted to return to Tooele. “Aunt Hannah’s” family lived on one corner and Eliza’s family lived on the other corner of the block. The crops of the farm were divided equally between the two families and all children were expected to work for the good of all. Four more children were born in Tooele. Eliza and John were the parents to eleven children: John Bowen Name Birth Date Date of Death 1. Sarah Emma Bowen 19 Feb 1882 5 Feb 1886 2. Lewis John Bowen 16 Apr 1883 17 Nov 1971 3. George Benjamin Bowen 20 Jun 1885 1 Dec 1957 4. Eliza Craner Bowen 20 Aug 1888 12 May 1943 5. Rossil Craner Bowen 31 Oct 1890 8 Jan 1988 6. Maleta Craner Bowen 8 Sep 1892 29 Dec 1975 7. Ethel Craner Bowen 4 Mar 1896 8 Nov 1966 8. Homer Willard Bowen 7 May 1898 11 Oct 1971 9. Wells Craner Bowen 1 Jan 1900 6 Jun 1970 10. Lucy Craner Bowen 17 Jan 1903 12 Nov 1990 11. Myra Jennette Bowen 29 May 1905 29 Dec 1977 Eliza had learned the practice of nursing and became a Practical Nurse soon after she returned to Tooele. She performed all types of nursing care throughout Tooele county and assisted Drs. J.A. Phipps, J.H. Peck, and T.M. Aldous in home deliveries of babies. She helped deliver over 200 babies during this time of service which lasted until her health began to fail when she was 73 years old. Eliza was a woman of service. Hannah Johnson Bowen filed for a civil divorce from John Bowen on September 27, 1908. Eliza and John were subsequently married civilly, by the laws of the state shortly after that. John died in Tooele, Utah on 20 September 1922 and was buried in that community. Eliza died in Tooele on 12 June 1941 at the age of 79. She is buried beside her husband, John Bowen, as is her “sister” in polygamy, Hannah Johnson Bowen. 1958 50th Wedding Anniversary of Lewis John & Adelaide Bowen Ella, Ruth, Ray, Lucy Merlin, Lewis John, Adelaide, Lewis April 1977 after death of Adelaide David & Lucy Forsberg, LaVal & Ella Clerser, Merlin & Donna May Sources: Book: Lewis John Bowen and Adelaide Hone, “Together Forever”, compiled and edited by Merlin John Bowen, May 1996 History: History of Eliza Craner Bowen, by Maleta Bowen Hansen. Read at the Meeting of the Martha Warburton Camp, D.U.P., Mar 25, 1938 History: Verbal comments of Eliza Elizabeth Bowen by Lewis J. Bowen, son, prior to his death to Addie L. F. Stevens Family Group Sheets: George Craner and Sarah Emma Jenkins, John Bowen and Eliza Elizabeth Craner, in poss. of Addie L. F. Stevens EDWARD CRANER (1864-1882)

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Eliza Bowen Boyle was born on 20 Aug 1888
Eliza Bowen Boyle was 10 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
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Eliza Bowen Boyle was 15 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
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Eliza Bowen Boyle was 26 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
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Eliza Bowen Boyle was 40 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
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Eliza Bowen Boyle was 42 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
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Eliza Bowen Boyle died on 12 May 1943 at the age of 54
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