Levinah Openshaw

11 Aug 1835 - 11 Jan 1913


Levinah Openshaw

11 Aug 1835 - 11 Jan 1913
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Levinah Riste Openshaw was born 11 Aug 1835 in East Leake, Nottinghamshire, England. Her parents were James Riste and Mary Richards. Levinah immigrated to Utah with the Milo Andrus Company in 1855. She wed Eli Openshaw on 03 Oct 1859 in Santaquin, Utah, Utah. Levinah died 11 Jan 1913 in Santaquin, U
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Levinah Openshaw


Santaquin City Cemetery

160-198 E 300 S
Santaquin, Utah, Utah
United States


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Levinah Riste Openshaw (11 August 1835 – 11 January 1913)

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 9 months ago Updated: 9 months ago

Levinah Riste Openshaw was born 11 Aug 1835 in East Leake, Nottinghamshire, England. Her parents were James Riste and Mary Richards. Levinah immigrated to Utah with the Milo Andrus Company in 1855. She wed Eli Openshaw on 03 Oct 1859 in Santaquin, Utah, Utah. Levinah died 11 Jan 1913 in Santaquin, Utah, Utah and was buried 14 Jan 1913 in the Santaquin City Cemetery.


Contributor: trishkovach Created: 9 months ago Updated: 9 months ago

Levinah Riste was born in East Leake, Nottinghamshire, England on 11 August 1835 to James Thomas and Mary Richards Riste. James was a bricklayer. Mary’s father, John Richards was very much opposed to her marriage to James because of his financial setting. John was a very rich man. She also had two brothers, James, who died at the age of 21, Hyrum, and two sisters, Myrah and Martha Ann. When the Mormon missionaries went to England they met and converted James and Mary and the two girls. Levinah was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 15 September 1851 at the age of 16. Her grandfather, John Richards tried to get Mary and James to forsake their religion and stay in their native land, but James Thomas came to America in 1853 on the ship Falcon and worked to send money to bring his family. He settled in Santaquin, Utah, Utah Territory. During the year, before they sailed to America, Mary’s father died. Mary went to the house the day the will was read. The will stated, “if Mary would give up her religion and stay in England that she would have half the estate.” Mary listened as the lawyer read the will. Everyone waited for her answer. Finally she jumped to her feet and cried, “Let my father keep his money. I’m going to America.” Mary, with her daughters Levinah and Martha Ann, worked to help earn their money for their trip to America. They sailed on the ship Juventa and arrived in the New York harbor some time in 1855 after some stormy six weeks on the ocean. The captain said it was the worst storm he had ever seen and if it had not been for the Mormons and their prayers, the ship surely would have gone down. During the trip, Martha Ann fell, striking her back on a large pole. She spent the rest of her voyage in bed. They headed west after their arrival. They were in the Milo Andrus Company, leaving 4 August 1855 from the outfitting area of Mormon Grove, Kansas, which was near Atchison. They came to Utah with the assistance of the Perpetual Emigration Fund. There were 461 individuals in the company. They were the last company to head west for the season. Captain Andrus wrote in his journal that they had a “scanty number of experienced men which caused a great burden on him.” They were also lacking broke cattle and drivers. Martha told how they had to tie a rope around her mother’s waist and then to the back of the wagon when they crossed the Mississippi and other large rivers to keep them from being washed away and drowned. Levinah and Martha Ann walked all the way across the plains to Utah. They would walk each day and pick up buffalo chips and carry them in their big aprons to burn on the fire at night. Martha was a beautiful singer and was often asked by the group to sing her inspiring songs at night around the campfire. The company was unable to go on when they reached the Green River and waited for help from Salt Lake because most of the men, women, and children were almost barefoot and destitute of clothing. They crossed the Sweetwater River on October 4, 1855 with three inches of snow on the ground and it snowed hard all that day. They arrived in the Salt Lake valley on 24 October 1855. Mary and the two girls had to travel to Santaquin after reaching the valley because that’s where James was living. Levinah Riste married Eli Openshaw on 3 October 1859 in Santaquin, Utah, Utah Territory,four years after they reached the valley. Eli was born 1 February 1835 in Bolton, Breightmet, Lancashire, England to William and Ann Walmsley Greenhalgh Openshaw. They were both 24 years old. In 1860 they were living in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah Territory. They were sealed 7 December 1867 in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory. They had nine children, three girls and six boys. The first two children were born in Mount Pleasant. Mary Ann was born 4 November 1860 and Levinah was born 29 May 1862. They moved to Santaquin where they rest of the children were born. Eli William was born 18 June 1864; James Hyrum was born 16 January 1866 and died on that day; John Thomas was born 31 January 1867; Samuel Alma was born 6 February 1869;Martha Ann was born 22 July 1872; Joseph was born 6 May 1876 and died 29 May 1876; and David Owen was born 23 February 1878. Eli died 3 December 1899 at the age of 64 and was buried in Santaquin, Utah Utah. Levinah died 11 January 1913 at the age of 77 and was buried 15 January 1913 in the Santaquin City Cemetery, Utah, Utah.

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Levinah Openshaw was born on 11 Aug 1835
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Levinah Openshaw was 25 years old when Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of United States. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
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Levinah Openshaw was 39 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
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Levinah Openshaw was 46 years old when The world's first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States. A telephone call is a connection over a telephone network between the called party and the calling party.
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Levinah Openshaw was 70 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
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Levinah Openshaw died on 11 Jan 1913 at the age of 77
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