Elizabeth 'Eliza' Rockefeller

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Elizabeth 'Eliza' Rockefeller (Davison)

Also Known As: "Eliza", "Elizabeth Davison Rockefellerr"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Niles, Cayuga County, New York, United States
Death: March 28, 1889 (75)
Manhattan, New York County, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Davison, II and Cynthia Davison
Wife of William Avery Rockefeller, Sr.
Mother of Lucy Briggs; John D. Rockefeller, Sr.; William Avery Rockefeller, Jr.; Mary Ann Rudd; Frances Rockefeller and 2 others
Sister of George Davison; Mary Ann Davison and {Infant} Davison

Managed by: Richard McKay Cryan
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About Elizabeth 'Eliza' Rockefeller

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From FindAGrave:

According to a newspaper interview with a childhood friend, Eliza was born in the farming country between Owasco and Skaneateles lakes, in Cayuga County, New York. Censuses also indicate that she was born in New York. Daughter of a prosperous farmer, she was deeply religious, and attended a Dutch Reformed Church in New York as a child, and sang in the choir.

She married Dr. William Avery Rockefeller in 1837 in New York State, and they had five children [sic, a 6th died young]: Lucy, John, William, Mary, and Franklin. William moved the family to Cuyahoga county, Ohio, but later abandoned them.

Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, March 29, 1889

New York, March 28 - Mrs. Eliza Davison Rockefeller, the mother of William and John D. Rockefeller, of this city, died yesterday morning at the home of William Rockefeller, 689 Fifth avenue. Mrs. Rockefeller was born in Auburn, Cayuga county, about 76 years ago. Her parents came from New Brunswick, N.J., and were among the pioneer settlers of Cayuga county. After her marriage to Mr. Rockefeller she went to Oswego, and later to Cleveland, where all of the present generation of Rockefellers were born.

Mrs. Rockefeller's health has been failing for some time. Her death yesterday morning was due to paralysis. The body will be taken to Cleveland. The funeral will be held at the home of her son Frank, on Euclid avenue. The interment will be in Lake View Cemetery.

(bio by: L Ferree)
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  • Residence: NEW YORK CITY
  • Residence: Owego, Tioga, New York, United States - 1850
  • Residence: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States - 1880
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Elizabeth 'Eliza' Rockefeller's Timeline

1813
September 12, 1813
Niles, Cayuga County, New York, United States
1838
February 21, 1838
Richford, Tioga Co., New York, USA
1839
July 8, 1839
Richford, Tioga, New York, United States
1841
May 31, 1841
Richford, New York, USA
1843
August 24, 1843
Moravia, Cayuga County, New York, United States
1845
August 8, 1845
Richford, Tioga, New York, United States
August 8, 1845
Richford, Tioga, NY, United States
1889
March 28, 1889
Age 75
Manhattan, New York County, New York, United States
March 28, 1889
Age 75
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States