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Eliza Hurren (Reeder)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Linstead Parva, Suffolk, UK
Death: Died in Hyde Park, Cache County, UT, USA
Place of Burial: Hyde Park Cemetery Plot: Sec 1, Row 15, Pos 2, Hyde Park, Cache County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of David Reeder; David Reeder and Lydia Reeder
Wife of James Hurren and James Hurren
Mother of Mary Reeder Wight; Emma Woolf; Sarah Seamons; Selena Hurren; Roseanna Hurren and 6 others
Sister of George Balls Reeder; David Reeder; Mary Ann Metcalf; Robert Reeder and Caroline Reeder

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About Eliza Hurren

Eliza (Reeder) Hurren Birth: Jan. 31, 1830 Suffolk, England Death: Apr. 6, 1912 Hyde Park Cache County Utah, USA

Daughter of David Reeder and Lydia Balls. Crossed the plained in the Willie Handcart Company. Her father, daughter Selena & young sister Caroline all died along the trail.

Children: Emma Hurren Woolf (1852 - 1937)* Sarah Hurren Seamons (1854 - 1948)* Selena Hurren (1856 - 1856)* Roseanna Hurren Hyde (1857 - 1953)* James William David Hurren (1859 - 1948)* Martin Frank Hurren (1862 - 1863)* Eliza Marietta Hurren Thurston (1865 - 1948)* Phebe Jane Hurren Hyde (1867 - 1950)* Frank Edmund Hurren (1873 - 1873)*

Spouse: James Hurren (1827 - 1909)*

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Eliza Reeder Hurren

Birth: Jan. 31, 1830 Suffolk, England Death: Apr. 6, 1912 Hyde Park Cache County Utah, USA

Daughter of David Reeder and Lydia Balls. Crossed the plained in the Willie Handcart Company with her husband James Hurren and 4 daughters: Mary (7), Emma ( 4), and Sarah ( 2). Their youngest daughter, Selena, was born on July 14, 1856 at Iowa City. She lived only 2 weeks and died at Cherry Creek, along the trail in Iowa. They were also accompanied by Eliza's father, David Reeder, and Eliza's sister,Caroline Reeder, who both died on the trail, and Eliza's brother, Robert Reeder. Eliza helped her husband pull the handcart & walked the entire way. When her father David did not wake from his sleep, Eliza wrapped a cherished sheet around him & they placed him in a shallow grave, hoping the wolves would not disturb. Her sister Caroline (17) took off her apron to tie some sagebrush into it to bring into camp & sat down, leaning on her bundle to rest from exhaustion. They found her chilled & dying and carried her to camp where she died, burying her near Three Crossings, Sweetwater river. The weather grew colder each day on their journey, and Elizas daughter Marys feet eventually froze. When the family finally arrived in the Valley, their first concern was little Mary's frozen feet. They took her to a doctor and he said her legs would have to be amputated or she would die. Her father protested, "This little girl didn't walk a thousand miles to have her legs cut off. If she dies, she will die with her legs on." The family moved to Brigham City to make their home and an elderly lady, Mrs. Snider, told them to get some fresh steak and wrap her feet in it and call her after three days. Fresh meat was not available where they lived, so Mary's father walked 20 miles to Ogden, got a steak, and walked back. When the beefsteak was removed after three days, Mrs. Snider applied homemade ointment on Mary's legs and feet. Within a few days the rotten flesh dropped off. Mary was able to walk again in two years.After they arrived in the Valley, James and Eliza were asked how they felt about their ordeal. They were quick to reply, 'With all our trials, our weary traveling, burying our dear ones, piling our clothing and bedding by the wayside and setting fire to them, we have never once felt to murmur or complain or regret the steps we have taken."


Family links:

Parents:
 David Reeder (1801 - 1856)
 Lydia Balls Reeder (1803 - 1839)

Spouse:
 James Hurren (1827 - 1909)*

Children:
 Mary Reeder Hurren Wight (1848 - 1937)*
 George Hurren (1851 - 1851)*
 Emma Hurren Woolf (1852 - 1937)*
 Sarah Hurren Seamons (1854 - 1948)*
 Selena Hurren (1856 - 1856)*
 Roseanna Hurren Hyde (1857 - 1953)*
 James William David Hurren (1859 - 1948)*
 Martin Frank Hurren (1862 - 1863)*
 Eliza Marietta Hurren Thurston (1865 - 1948)*
 Phebe Jane Hurren Hyde (1867 - 1950)*
 Frank Edmund Hurren (1873 - 1873)*

Siblings:
 George Balls Reeder (1828 - 1914)*
 Eliza Reeder Hurren (1830 - 1912)
 David Reeder (1832 - 1838)*
 Mary Ann Reeder Metcalf (1835 - 1916)*
 Robert Reeder (1837 - 1917)*
 Caroline Reeder (1839 - 1856)*
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Burial: Hyde Park Cemetery Hyde Park Cache County Utah, USA Plot: Sec 1, Row 15, Pos 2


Created by: Sonnet Tidwell Record added: Aug 15, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 15366021

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Eliza Hurren's Timeline

1830
January 31, 1830
Linstead Parva, Suffolk, UK
1848
July 29, 1848
Age 18
Linstead Parva, Suffolk, UK
1850
September 28, 1850
Age 20
Suffolk, United Kingdom
1851
month_error 3, 1851
Age 21
Linstead Parva, Suffolk, UK
1852
February 21, 1852
Age 22
Linstead Parva, Suffolk, UK
1854
March 24, 1854
Age 24
Linstead Parva, Suffolk, UK
1856
month_error 7, 1856
Age 26
IA, USA
1857
May 11, 1857
Age 27
Brigham City, UT, USA
1859
August 12, 1859
Age 29
Brigham City, UT, USA
1862
August 9, 1862
Age 32
Brigham City, UT, USA