Elizabeth / Eliza Jane Lewis (1853 - 1940)

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Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
Death: Died in Parowan, Iron, UT, USA
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA

Death: Feb. 10, 1940, Parowan, Iron County, Utah, USA

Burial: Enterprise City Cemetery, Enterprise, Washington County, Utah, USA


Funeral Services Held for Eliza Lewis Fish

Funeral services were held here monday afternoon at one in the west ward chapel for Mrs Eliza Lewis Fish, 86, well known and respected resident of this community who passed away late saturday night at the home of Mr and Mrs Silas J. Ward following a long illness.

The services were conducted by Elder Arnold Stevens of the ward bishopric and commenced with the choir conducted by Silas Topham singing. The opening prayer was offered by Thomas K Holyoak after which Mary Orton Topham sang a solo "Whispering Hope" with Mr. Topham playing a violin obligato. Lyle Marsden was at the piano during the entire service.

Speakers were David Richards, Hugh L. Adams and Simon A. Matheson, each of whom told of their acquaintance with the deceased woman and repeated instances in the history of her life. Della Marsden read sentiments written in memory of Mrs. Fish by Mrs. Olive Carroll.

Other musical numbers were a solo by Whitney Orton and the closing song by the choir "Tho Deepening Trials," and the closing prayer was offered by Wm. Marsden.

Following the services the body of the deceased was taken to Enterprise to the final resting place beside the grave of her husband who died there a number of years ago. At the graveside a short talk was given by a Mr. Tait and the grave was dedicated by Joseph Terry, both of Enterprise. Many of her relatives and friends went with the funeral cortege from here to Enterprise.

Mrs. Fish was born born in Salt Lake City on June 18, 1853, daughter of David and Elizabeth Carson Lewis. The Lewis family moved to southern Utah when she was a very small child. They pioneered in Minersville and came here in the early days of this city and her father was the first white person to be buried in the Parowan Cemetery.

She was married to Joseph Fish in the Endowment House at Salt Lake City in 1869, and she reared six children of Mr. Fish and his first wife. The family moved to Snowflake, Arizona in 1873 and helped colonize that community. She also lived at Circleville and Enterprise and her husband died at the latter place some years ago. Since that time she has lived here with her half sister, Mrs. Olive Ward. Besides the latter she is survived by two half brothers, Samuel C. Mortensen of this city and Neils Mortensen of Cowley, Wyoming.

16 Feb 1940, Parowan Times newspaper

Spouse:

 

Joseph Fish 1840 - 1926


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Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society

Record added: Feb 02, 2000

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Elizabeth / Eliza Lewis's Timeline

1853
June 18, 1853
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
1869
July 26, 1869
Age 16
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
1940
February 10, 1940
Age 86
Parowan, Iron, UT, USA
February, 1940
Age 86
Enterprise, Washington, Utah, USA