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Elizabeth Rebecca Snow (Ashby)

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Salem, Essex, Ma
Death: June 12, 1915 (84)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Ut
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Nathaniel Ashby, Sr and Susan Noble
Wife of Erastus Snow, Apostle, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Mother of Elizabeth Ashby Ivins; Georgianna Thatcher; Clarence Snow and Ashby Snow
Sister of Robert Reed Ashby; Benjamin Ashby; Susan Ann Young; Martha Ellen Stringham; Harriet Maria Stringham and 7 others
Half sister of Louisa Adeline Ashby Badger

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About Elizabeth Rebecca Snow

Elizabeth Ashby Snow

Elizabeth Ashby is the daughter of Susan Hammond and Nathaniel Ashby.

She married Erastus Fairbanks Snow December 19, 1847 at Winter Quarters, Florence, Nebraska.

In 1841, Elizabeth and her parents moved to Nauvoo, and that same year was baptized by Erastus Snow. At the age of fourteen years she with her parents were driven from Nauvoo and started for Winter Quarters, but her father died and left her mother with eleven children. They spent the winter of 1847-48 at Winter Quarters, and here on December 19, 1847, she became the wife of Erastus Snow.

With her husband she arrived in Salt Lake City September 20, 1848, and lived in the Old Fort that winter. In 1849 her husband went to Scandinavia on a mission and she went out sewing for a living until his return in 1852. In 1858 she moved to Provo, where she lived until 1861, when she with her husband moved to St. George, where she lived until 1884, when they moved to Mexico to establish a colony there.

Mr. Snow died in Salt Lake City, May 27, 1888, and after his death Mrs. Snow went to Mexico for a short visit, returning to St. George, where she lived for a number of years, then moved to Salt Lake City, where she has since resided at her home in the Eighteenth Ward.

Jas. T. Jakeman, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and Their Mothers, p. 34

Elizabeth R. Snow, Pioneer, Is Dead

Mrs. Elizabeth R. Snow, wife of the Apostle Erastus Snow, died last night at 9:40 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Ivins, 299 Second Avenue. Mrs. Snow was 84 years of age. After supper she was talking to her son, Dr. Clarence Snow, and was telling him some of the incidents of the that she experienced during her journey across the plains and while she and her husband were in southern Utah during the establishment of St. George.

She had been going over the trials and hardships of the pioneer life, which she knew so well, for some time. Her son had his arm about her. Then suddenly she turned to him "Clarence", she said "I'm faint". Dr. Snow carried his mother to the sofa where she died quietly, without pain or suffering of any kind.

Mrs. Snow was born on May 17, 1881, in Salem, Mass. She came west as a child and in 1847, at the Winterquarters camp that the Mormons had extablished after their flight from Nauvoo, was married to Erastus Snow. Her husband came to Utah that same year, while she wanted for him to establish a home in the unknown wilderness.

Apostle Snow and Orson Pratt were the first men to see the valley of the Great Salt Lake, for they preceded the pioneers of 1847 by just 2 days, arriving on the site of Salt Lake City July 22, 1847.

Soon after coming to Utah, Mr. and Mrs.Snow went south, where for many years they made their home. After Mr. Snow's death in 1887, Mrs. Snow continued to live in St. George, not coming to Salt Lake until 1897. She had made her home here since that time.

The surviving children are Mrs. Elizabeth Ivins, Mrs. Josephine Tanner, Mrs. George Keate, Ashby, Arthur and Dr. Clarence Snow of Salt Lake, and Mrs. Florence Wooley of Kanab, Utah. Funeral arrangements will be announced later -- Salt Lake Tribune

Washington County News, June 17, 1915 Obit shared by Cam


Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth A. Snow, wife of the late Apostle Erastus Snow, will be held from the Eighteenth Ward Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Music will be furnished by the ward choir. Friends and relatives of the late Mrs. Snow.

-Salt Lake Tribune, June 16, 1915, transcribed by Rhonda Holton

Son not listed below: Arthur Eugene Snow

grave http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23874107

Her husband had at least 6 wives

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Elizabeth Rebecca Snow's Timeline

May 17, 1831
Salem, Essex, Ma
March 24, 1854
Age 22
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
June 23, 1862
Age 31
September 19, 1867
Age 36
St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States
Age 42
Utah, United States
June 12, 1915
Age 84
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Ut
June 18, 1915
Age 84
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States