Sunday, August 12, 2012

ELIZABETH BIRT (STAGGE) 1872-1897

[Ancestral Link: Louis Abraham Stagge, son of Elizabeth Birth (Stagge).]

Birth: May 22, 1872
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death: July 13, 1897
Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA

Daughter of Abraham Birt and Catherine Norris

Married William Abraham Stagge, 24 December 1887, Willard, Box Elder, Utah

Children - William John Frederick Staggie, Millie Agusta Staggie, Ernest James Staggie, Louis Abraham Stagge, David Vernon Staggie

Burial:
South Weber Cemetery
South Weber, Davis County, Utah, USA

Find A Grave Memorial# 67920346

found on findagrave.com

Found on BillionGraves.com

Elizabeth died when she was 25. She is buried in the old pioneer cemetery in South Weber. Her son David is buried next to her. He only lived a few months. To find the cemetery, from Highway 89 - take exit 85 towards Uintah and South Weber. Turn left at the stop sign and then turn right on the gravel driveway that says "South Weber Historical Cemetery." Her son Louis (my grandfather) went to the cemetery after he grew up, not knowing where the graves were and asked someone. (He was only five when his mother died.) The farmer asked if it was a mother and child and he told them where he thought they were buried. Louis bought headstones and put them there. Later, when South Weber got a federal grant to make it a pioneer cemetery, someone started taking care of the grounds and put markers on all the graves. A few years ago, the Boy Scouts did some work in the cemetery and moved a lot of the headstones. Elizabeth and David's are now in a completely different place than they used to be. Found on FamilySearch.org

1 comment:

  1. I am a great granddaughter of Kate Birt, a sister to Elizabeth Birt. I have been trying to piece the story of the Abraham and Catherine Birt family together. It appears to me that Elizabeth was brought to Utah with John and Alice Brazier Knowles perhaps in the early 1870s. Am I correct on this? Do you happen to have any information on Elizabeth and their family story? Any information would be helpful. You can contact me at pennymckinlay@gmail.com. Thanks! Penny

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