Eleanor Wise (1840 - 1920)

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Birthplace: Northamptonshire, UK
Death: Died in Arimo, ID, USA
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About Eleanor Wise

Biography of Eleanor Wise penned by her husband John Harvy Tippets

" Eleanor Wise, born, Woodfprd Northhamptonshire, England July 20, 1840. Moved to Birmingham when six years old. When nine years old my parents heard Mormonism. My mother had been afflicted a great many years and had such great faith in the gospel that she was healed by the administering of the elders and she was baptized in a few days after and remained faithful to the gospel until her death.

A short time afterward my youngest brother Joseph Wise was scalded from head to foot and our neighbors threatened to have my mother put in prison if she did not employ a doctor, but she took no heed of their threats and the child was healed by the power of God.

Moved to Birmingham to London in 1859. Lived there four years. I sailed for New York on the first ship that sailed from London. It was called Amazon.

Set sail on the 4th of June 1863. Landed in New York 20th of July 1863 on my birthday.

Travelled on the train to the Missouri River. Sailed down to Florence. Remained there thirteen days then travelled with ox team to Salt Lake City. Arrived there October 13th the same year 1863.

I went to work the same day I got there to a woman by the name of Tuff. I stayed only 12 days for good reason and them went to work in Jesse C. Little family. Stayed there umntil I was married to John Harvy Tippets on December 26, 1863.

Lived in Salt Lake until August 1864 then I moved to Farmington, Davis County, Utah and have lived there ever since.

My parents and two brothers came to Utah in two years after me and my parents lived and died in Farmington. My mother died October 9, 1880. Born the 19th of July, 1840. Phoebe Hatton Wise. Father died 7 August, 1890. Born 25 November 1815. Thomas Wise."

Eleanor Wise could not read or write. She marked at her penned name on her marriage certificate to John Harvy Tippets with an "X".

The remainder of the document lists the births of the 8 children of Thomas Wise and Phoebe Hatton Wise as well as the marriage of Eleanors Grandparents and their children.

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Eleanor Wise Tippets's Timeline

1840
July 20, 1840
Northamptonshire, UK
1851
1851
Age 10
Aston, Warwickshire, England
1863
December 26, 1863
Age 23
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
1865
October 3, 1865
Age 25
Farmington, Davis, Utah, USA
1866
September 13, 1866
Age 26
Farmington, Davis, Utah, USA
1867
February 23, 1867
Age 26
Farmington, UT, USA
1870
1870
Age 29
Farmington, Davis, Utah Territory
1871
February 23, 1871
Age 30
Farmington, Davis, Utah, USA
1873
April 23, 1873
Age 32
Farmington, Davis, Utah, USA
1876
December 20, 1876
Age 36
Farmington, UT, USA