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Eliza Wheatley

Birthdate: (90)
Birthplace: Armley, Leeds, United Kingdom
Death: October 19, 1931 (90)
Vermillion, SD, United States (Myocarditis)
Place of Burial: Vermillion, SD, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Samuel Roberts Wheatley and Sarah Lupton
Wife of William Coverdale
Mother of Rosina Coverdale; William Coverdale; Selina Anna Coverdale; Emily Coverdale; Clara Bernice Coverdale and 3 others
Sister of John Lupton Wheatley; Hannah Wheatley; Emma Wheatley; Mary Anne Wheatley; Joseph Wheatley and 3 others

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About Eliza Wheatley

In 1861, she was a house servant for two wealthy Scottish ladies (sisters), Amelia and Rosina Stewart. She lived with them in Hove, very far from the rest of her family in Leeds. Perhaps for this reason, her sister and brother-in-law, newlyweds Emma and Robert Smith, lived at this time in nearby Brighton.

The name of one of Eliza's employers prompts the question: was there a special attachment to Rosina Stewart, or did she just like the name, since it is the name she gave her first daughter?

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Eliza Wheatley's Timeline

November 8, 1840
Leeds, United Kingdom
April 11, 1841
Leeds, Yorkshire, UK
January 19, 1868
Age 27
Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
August 22, 1869
Age 28
Dubuque, IA, United States
August 3, 1871
Age 30
Dubuque, IA, United States