Edwin Elliott

25 Mar 1841 - 20 Jul 1913


Edwin Elliott

25 Mar 1841 - 20 Jul 1913
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This news article is about some of Lynne Cheney's ancestors. Lynne is the wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Fannie Peck Elliott is Lynne's 2nd great-grandmother, and Lynne shared some of Fannie's family stories. Here is an excerpt from the article: 'Following is information about some other
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Edwin Elliott


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


June 26, 2011


June 21, 2011

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Fannie and her husband Edwin in Deseret News article

Contributor: BlantonRoots Created: 7 months ago Updated: 7 months ago

This news article is about some of Lynne Cheney's ancestors. Lynne is the wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Fannie Peck Elliott is Lynne's 2nd great-grandmother, and Lynne shared some of Fannie's family stories. Here is an excerpt from the article: "Following is information about some other of Cheney's ancestors with Utah ties, with some information coming from her and much coming from biographies in the history department of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum: ... Great-great-grandfather Edwin Elliott. He was the husband of Fannie Peck. Born in England, he went to France at age 7 with his father, George Elliott, who was working for the English government. When he was 10, the family was transferred to Australia, where his father handled gold shipments for the British mint. Biographies say George was guarded by six English soldiers anytime he took gold to the docks. But maybe he didn't need that much help. They say George was a champion heavyweight boxer in Sydney. One day in Australia, the Elliotts heard an LDS missionary playing a violin on a nearby hill. The mother, Eliza Vinton, said, "There is a young man who is homesick. Go tell him to come for dinner." The missionary helped convert the family to his faith and brought the Elliott family with him to Utah in 1862. Edwin worked in Utah as a freighter and met Fannie Peck, who was a cook for freighters. Biographies say Edwin did not attend church much for a time. Fannie, however, wanted them eventually to be worthy to be married in an LDS temple. Church members believe that temple marriages are valid beyond death. A biography says Edwin "loved his pipe, and this was hard for him to give up." LDS members cannot enter temples if they use tobacco. Biographies say Fannie fasted and prayed one day a week for 40 years hoping Edwin would someday go to the temple with her. "He so loved his dear Fannie that he prepared himself and on the 18th of April 1902, they were united in marriage in the Salt Lake Temple," a biography says. "(Fannie) later said this was the happiest day of her life." Edwin was the chief engineer at the Utah State Mental Hospital in Provo and also worked for a time as a miner in the Tintic area. He also fought in Utah's Black Hawk War. Fannie had many tough times besides walking across the Plains. She wrote that at one point as a young girl, she was given only one slice of bread a day. She tried to wait until bedtime to eat it so she would not go to bed hungry, but hunger would always force her to eat it early. She said she remembered asking her mother if she would ever be full again, and her mother could merely say that she hoped so. Edwin and Fannie reared nine daughters. Fannie later took in male Brigham Young University students as boarders, and at least one daughter met her husband that way. Fannie wrote in a letter in 1892, saying, "I have always had to work hard and had a great deal to do. I have tried to raise my children to be good women and to believe in The Church of Jesus Christ, which they all do now. I hope you will all get good Mormon men for husbands and go to the temple." You can find the full article at http://www.deseretnews.com/article/635177560/Lynne-Cheneys-ancestors.html?pg=all

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Edwin Elliott was born on 25 Mar 1841
Edwin Elliott was 19 years old when Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
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Edwin Elliott was 20 years old when American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces. The American Civil War was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. As a result of the long-standing controversy over slavery, war broke out in April 1861, when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, shortly after U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated. The nationalists of the Union proclaimed loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States, who advocated for states' rights to expand slavery.
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Edwin Elliott was 39 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
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Edwin Elliott was 40 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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Edwin Elliott was 55 years old when George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.
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Edwin Elliott was 65 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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Edwin Elliott died on 20 Jul 1913 at the age of 72
Grave record for Edwin Elliott (25 Mar 1841 - 20 Jul 1913), BillionGraves Record 25286 Provo, Utah, Utah, United States