Eliza Luella Udall (Stewart) (1855 - 1937)

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Birthplace: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Death: Died in St Johns, AZ, USA
Occupation: 1st Telegraph Operator in Arizona
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About Eliza Luella Udall (Stewart)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Eliza Luella (Stewart) Udall (May 21, 1855 – May 28, 1937) was the first telegraph operator in Arizona. Eliza Stewart (Udall) Eliza Stewart's bedroom at Pipe Spring National Monument showing a recreation of the telegraph terminal.

A daughter of Levi Stewart, she was born in Salt Lake City in 1855.

In 1870, at the request of Brigham Young, she studied Morse code and moved to Pipe Spring, Arizona, to work for the Deseret Telegraph Company. Thus she became the first telegraph operator in Arizona. Later, working in Kanab, Utah she telegraphed the news of John Wesely Powell's Second Expedition to Washington, DC.

In 1875 she married David King Udall. They moved to Saint Johns, Arizona in 1880, where David was a LDS Bishop. Their marriage produced 8 children. A lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she consented to her husband's participation in plural marriage, though David's second wife (Ida Hunt) lived in another town.

She died in 1937 in Saint Johns..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Eliza Stewart Udall', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 16 July 2011, 01:29 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eliza_Stewart_Udall&oldid=439712015> [accessed 2 September 2011]

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Eliza Udall's Timeline

May 21, 1855
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
November 8, 1878
Age 23
Kanab, Kane, Utah
June 20, 1880
Age 25
Kanab, Kane, Utah
September 16, 1882
Age 27
St. Johns, Arizona Territory
July 5, 1884
Age 29
St. Johns, Arizona Territory
January 18, 1886
Age 30
St. Johns, Arizona
May 26, 1888
Age 33
St. Johns, Arizona
January 20, 1891
Age 35
St Johns, AZ, USA
December 2, 1894
Age 39
Round Valley
September 1, 1897
Age 42
Round Valley