Eliza Augusta Welker

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Eliza Augusta Welker

Birthplace: Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
Death: Died in Heyburn, Idaho, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jacob Stoker Welker and Harriet Angeline Welker
Wife of John William Prescott
Mother of William Jacob Prescott; Polly Ward; John Levi Prescott; Clifford Heber Prescott; Claude Welker Prescott and 3 others
Sister of Jacob Stoker Welker, Jr.; Harriet Ann Welker; Charles Wesley Welker; Joseph Lyons Welker; John Quincy Welker and 7 others

Occupation: Eliza married John William Prescott, 9/23/1891, Logan, UT and had 8 children. He died in 1904. Then Eliza married Harland Edward Loveland in 1929, Cache County, Utah. He was the widower of Eliza's sister Amelia Jane.
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About Eliza Augusta Welker

Eliza Augusta Welker was born to Jacob Stoker Welker and Harriet Angeline Lish Welker January 6, 1873, while the family was living in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho. They were pioneers who had come to that area ten years earlier in 1863 at the request of the Mormon Church. In the 1880 census, Eliza was living with her parents and siblings in Bloomington, and in the home were: Jacob, 50, Harriet, 40, Charles W., 20, Joseph L., 19, John Quincy, 18, Louiza M., 16, Orlana E., 14, James M., 11, Amelia J., 9, Eliza A., 7, Alvy A., 5, and Alzada, 1 year old. Eliza's father was working as a carpenter, her mother was keeping house, her brothers, Charles, Joseph and John were working as laborers, and the rest of the children were at school, except for Louiza M., w ho was at home, probably helping her mother with the household chores for their large family. Living nearby was Jacob's younger brother, Adam Welker, 39, his wife, Agnes, 36, and their children, James. R., 14, Agnes, 12, Adam D., 10, Margene, 8, Mary E., 8, William B. 6, John A., 4, and Euphemia, 2 years old.

Eliza married John William Prescott in Cache County, Utah, in 1891. By 1900, John, 31, and Liza A., 27, are living in Liberty, Bear Lake County, Idaho, with their children, William Jacob, 7, Polly, 6, John Levi., 4, Clifford Heber, 2, and Claude Welker Prescott, 1. They had been married for 9 years, had 6 children, all still living. Both of John's parents were born in England, and he was born in Idaho. John was working as a farmer on his own farm which he owned free from a mortgage.

Three more children were born to them, Eliza Angeline in 1901, Charles Albert in 1903, and Velma Prescott in December of 1904. Sadly, two months before Velma was born, John William Prescott passed away on October 8, 1904, at the very young age of 35 years of age. He was born February 16, 1869, the son of John Sephton Prescott and Saloma Leann Hammon Prescott. He was buried in the Liberty Cemetery. How Eliza could go on to raise all of their eight children is unknown! Especially with the oldest, William Jacob, being only 11 years old at the time of his father's death! More sadness came to the family when John and Eliza's son, Claude Welker Prescott, passed away on May 20, 1907, at the young age of only 8 years old.

In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census for Sharon, Bear Lake, Idaho, Eliza was a 37-year old widow living with six of her children, Polly, 16, John L., 14, Clifford H. 12, Eliza, 8, Charles, 7, and Velma, 5 years old. Eliza is listed as a farmer and her son, John, as a farm laborer. In 1911, Polly married Abram Ward. In 1913, William Jacob, married Eveline Annie Hansen in Bannock, Idaho. In 1917, John Levi married Ida Lucille Wixom. In 1919, Eliza and John's daughter, Eliza Angeline, married Sterling Walls Judd in Cassia, Idaho. Around 1922 their son, Clifford Heber, married Hannah Margaret Hansen.

The year before, on August 24, 1918, when Clifford Heber completed his U.S. World War I Draft Registration Card in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, he described himself as being of medium height and build with blue eyes and light brown hair. He was born June 19, 1897, in Cleveland, Idaho, and was 21 years old at the time. His nearest relative was his mother Eliza Prescott, who was living in Liberty, Idaho, and Clifford was living in Sharon, Idaho. He was working for John C. Christensen, but his profession was not given.

By 1920, Eliza was 46 and living with her son, Clifford, 22, who was working as a common laborer per the census record. No occupation is listed for Eliza. More sadness came when Eliza and John's son, Charles Albert, passed away on June 29, 1920, and was buried in Liberty Cemetery in Bear Lake, Idaho. He was born April 22, 1903, and was only 17 years old when he died.

Even more sadness came to Eliza on July 25, 1928, when her sister, Amelia Jane, two years older than Eliza, passed away at the young age of 57 years old. The following year, Eliza Augusta Prescott married her brother-in-law, Harland Edward Loveland in Cache County, Utah, who had been married to Eliza's sister, Amelia Jane, for 40 years at the time of her death. They had 13 children together before Amelia passed away, and tragically, 6 of their children died as infants.

In the 1930 U.S. census for Lincoln, Bonneville, Idaho, H.E. Loveland is 65, Eliza, 57, and his daughter, Elizabeth, 16. They are living in a home located on Lincoln Street, which H.E. owns and was valued at $4,500. H.E. was working as a farmer. Next door is Eliza and John's son, Clifford Heber, 32, and his wife, Hannah H., 33, who have been married for eleven years, and their children, Fern, 9, Vilda, 7, Albert H., 5, and Robert C., 3 years, 9 months old. Charles is working as a farm laborer.

In the 1940 census, Harlan and Eliza are 75 and 67 years old, still living in Lincoln, Idaho in the same home where they were living in 1935. Both Harlan and Eliza had a 4th grade education. Neither of them were working at the time of this census, obviously due to their ages. Even more sadness befell Eliza the next year when her husband, Harlan, passed away on January 23, 1941, at the age of 76. Then just four years later, on December 17, 1945, Eliza Augusta Welker Prescott Loveland passed away in Heyburn, Minidoka, Idaho, and is buried in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty, Bear Lake, Idaho, with her first husband, John William Prescott.

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Eliza Augusta Welker's Timeline

January 6, 1873
Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
July 19, 1892
Age 19
Liberty, ID, USA
January 18, 1894
Age 21
Liberty, ID, USA
September 29, 1895
Age 22
Sharon, ID, USA
June 29, 1897
Age 24
Bannock, ID, USA
March 29, 1899
Age 26
Sharon, ID, USA
July 28, 1901
Age 28
Sharon, ID, USA
April 22, 1903
Age 30
Sharon, ID, USA
Age 30
December 16, 1945
Age 72
Heyburn, Idaho, USA