Edith Elizabeth  Fowkes

Edith Elizabeth Fowkes

Female 1865 - 1949  (83 years)

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  • Name Edith Elizabeth Fowkes 
    Born 20 Aug 1865  Coleville, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    AFN 19J0-J2 
    EMIG 30 Jun 1868  Liverpool to New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Census 1880  Almy, Uinta, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1900  Diamondville, Uinta, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1910  Cumberland, Uinta, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 1920  Chapin, Teton, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Died 26 Mar 1949  Chapin, Teton, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Buried 30 Mar 1949  Victor Memorial Park, Teton, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Notes 
    • Seal to Parents: 9 AUG 1906 SLAKE - Salt Lake Utah
    Person ID I52  12: James Wanlass & Margaret Neilson
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2002 

    Family James Wanlass,   b. 9 Aug 1846, Beatty's Row, Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1921, Chapin, Teton, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 10 Apr 1882  SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Children 
     1. Mary Wanlass,   b. 4 Oct 1883, Almy, Uinta, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1983, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
     2. James Fowkes Wanlass,   b. 8 Jul 1885, Almy, Uinta, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1946, Chapin, Teton, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. Reuben Fowkes Wanlass,   b. 26 Apr 1887, Almy, Uinta, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1968, Driggs, Teton, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Margaret Wanlass,   b. 9 Mar 1889, Almy, Uinta, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1987, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     5. Ernest Alma Wanlass,   b. 21 Feb 1891, Almy, Uinta, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1891, Almy, Uinta, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Edith Elizabeth Wanlass,   b. 13 Dec 1892, Almy, Uinta, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1978, SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     7. Wilfred Wanlass,   b. 11 Feb 1895, Almy, Uinta, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1902, Diamondville, Uinta, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     8. William Clarence Wanlass,   b. 20 May 1897, Almy, Uinta, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1992, LaVerkin, Washington, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     9. Alexander Wanlass,   b. 12 Jul 1899, Diamondville, Uinta, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1902, Diamondville, Uinta, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     10. Jessie Wanlass,   b. 15 Feb 1903, Diamondville, Uinta, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1981, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     11. Lawrence Fowkes Wanlass,   b. 3 Dec 1905, Diamondville, Uinta, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1986, LaVerkin, Washington, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Histories
    Biography of James Wanlass & Edith Fowkes & their family
    Biography of James Wanlass & Edith Fowkes & their family
    Personal recollections of various people.
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2001 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Edith Fowkes (wife of James Wanlass) 1865-1949
    Edith Fowkes (wife of James Wanlass) 1865-1949

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] Obituary/printed program/Newspaper article, The Salt Lake Tribune, Mar, 30th, 1949 page 27 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S13] Vital Records Index, London, England, 1865 Setp. Qtr 7a93 (Reliability: 3).
      Assumed certificate number
      Fowkes, Edith, Ashbydela Z 7a93 Sept Qtr 1865
      Same location as marriage of parents in 1863

    3. [S19] LDS Family Record - James Wanlass, James Wanlass, pg 22 (Reliability: 3).
      Edith Elizabeth Fowkes - Wanlass
      Born at Coalville, Leistershire, England 20th Aug. 1856 (someone crossed this out and wrote 1864)
      Blessed by Willaim Bacon 3 Sept. 1865 (someone crossed this out and wrote 1864)
      Schooling commenced at Almy, Wyo.
      Married to James Wanlass Sr
      by Pres. Joseph F. Smith at Endowment house, Salt Lak City Utah 10 April 1882
      Patriarchal Blessing by Thomas Ball, Patriarch - no date, and John Smith, Patriarch 13th Sept. 1886
      Migrated from England to Salt Lake City Utah 20 Aug. 1867
      Vocation: Domestic (housewife)
      Color of Eyes: Brown, Color of Hair: Dark brown
      General condition of Health: good
      Specially interested in Home work Nurse & Music
      Died of Heart Failure at Chapin 26 March 1949

      Residence: Victor, Idaho
      Important Events: Edith Wanlass - Set apart to
      take charge of the advanced seniors in Young Ladies
      Mutual - By Bishop Voss Cardon 24 Jan. 1926
      Member of Almy Ward Choir, Almy, Wyo.
      Counselor to president of YLMIA
      Almy Ward from time it was first organized. Member of Relief Society
      at age 17 years. Also Ward teacher & counselor.
      Moved to Diamondville, Wyo in 1900. continued in
      Relief Society there. Moved to Teton County, Idaho in
      1907 but two years later returned to Cumberland,
      Wyo. continued Choir and Relief Society Work.
      Returned to Chapin, Idaho, Teton County in 1913.
      Was Set apart as president of Relief Society and
      continued in this capacity until 1926.

    4. [S18] Emigration Records, film 025,692 (Reliability: 3).
      1868 June 30th, Reuben Fowkes 26, Mary 26, Edith 2, Esther infant, Catherine Bacon 14 migrated from Liverpool, England to America on the ship "Minnesota" with a company of 534 emigrating Latter-day Saints. Catherine Bacon was changed to the Perpetual Emigration Fund ordered by Pres. B. Young at the end of the ship's information (#025,692). Both Reuben Fowlks, and Catherine Bacon are listed as being Indebted to the Peperutual Immigration Fund in 1868, (025686 page 22, 64)

    5. [S23] CD-Computer disk, Family History Resource file: Mormon Immigration Index (Reliability: 3).
      Family History Resource file: Mormon Immigration Index
      FOWLKS, Mary<1842> Age:26Origin:England
      FOWLKS, Reuben<1842> Age:26Origin:EnglandNote:BMR, p.14
      FOWLKS, Edith<1866> Age:2Origin:England
      FOWLKS, Esther<1868> Age:infantOrigin:England Note:"Infant" (BMR)

      Ship:Minnesota
      Date of Departure:30 Jun 1868Port of Departure:Liverpool, England
      LDS Immigrants:534Church Leader:John Parry
      Date of Arrival:12 Jul 1868Port of Arrival:New York, New York
      Source(s):BMR, Book #1041, pp. 1-20 (FHL #025,692); Customs #1173
      Notes:"THE MINNESOTA. -- The steamship Minnesota, with a company of Saints numbering 534 persons, left this port for New York on Tuesday, June 30th. Previous to her departure, a meeting was held on the poop deck, when the Saints were addressed by President F. [Franklin] D. Richards, upon the course which they should pursue on their voyage. He exhorted them to faithfulness, unity, order, and brotherly love, and promised them, on condition of observing these things, a safe and swift passage across the sea. Elder C. [Charles] W. Penrose engaged in prayer, and dedicated the ship and the company to the care and protection of Almighty God. Several hymns were sung, and much good feeling was displayed. In addition to the presiding officers of the company, the following named returning missionaries took passage on the Minnesota -- Elders Isaac A. Kimball, Johathan Steggell, George Hunter, William S. Grant, and Almon Robison. The Minnesota steamed away to sea at 4 a.m., amid the cheers and rejoicings of the Saints on board. God speed her on her way."


      "Tues. 30 [June 1868] -- The steamship Minnesota, with 534 Saints. under the direction of John Parry, sailed from Liverpool, England. It arrived at New York July 12th, and the immigrants reached Laramie City July 22nd.


    6. [S7] Census, 1880 Census # 1,255,454 page 329 Almy, Uinta, Wyoming, June 5th, (Reliability: 3).
      1880 Census # 1,255,454 page 329 Almy, Uinta, Wyoming, June 5th,
      Fowkes, Reuben, white Male, 38 Married, Mine Foreman, parents and self born in England.
      ....Mary, white, Female, 38, wife, married, Housekeeping, self and parents born England
      ....Edith E. white, Female, 15, daughter, single, attending school, self and parents born England
      ....Esther #. white Female 13, daughter single, attending school, self and parents born England
      ....Evaline M. White, Female, 9, daughter single, at School born Utah Terr., Parents born England.
      ....Caroline, White, Female, 8, daughter, single, at School, born Wyoming Terr. Parents born England.
      ....Mary L. White Female, 6, daughter, single, at School, born Wyoming Terr. Parents born England
      ....William R., White, Male, 5, son, single, at School, born Wyoming Terr. Parents born England
      ....Charles M, White, Male, 4, son, single, at School, born Wyoming Terr. Parents born England
      ....Kate, White, Female 2, daughter, single, born Wyoming Terr. Parents born England
      ....Richard B. White, Male, 10/12 Aug, son, single born Wyoming Terr. Parents born England
      Boarders....Lists 5 boarders between ages 29-55 but names are unreadable due to water damage.

    7. [S7] Census, 1900 June 8th, At Diamondville Town (#1,2741,827) Uinta Co, Wyoming 1900 census (Reliability: 3).
      1900 June 8th, At Diamondville Town (#1,241,827) Uinta Co, Wyoming 1900 census
      James Wanlass, head, white male, born Aug 1846, 53 years old, married 18 years. Both he and his parents born in Scotland, emigrated 1877 and been in the US for 23 years. Has his Naturalization papers, a Coal miner, could read, write and speaks English. Owns his home.
      ...Edith E. Wanlass born Aug 1865, 34 years married 18 years. Mother of 9 children 8 living. She and her parents born in England. Lived in US for 31 years, can read, write and speak English and children
      ...Mary Wanlass dau, born Oct, 16 years, single
      ...James Wanlass, son, born July, 14 years, single, a coalminer
      ...Reuben Wanlass, son, born Apr, 13 years old, Born Wyo.
      ...Maggie Wanlass, dau, bn Mar, 10 years old, Born Wyo. single
      ...Edith E. Wanlass dau, born Dec, 8 years old
      ...Wilford Wanlass, son, born Feb., 4 years old, Born Wyo. Single
      ...William C. Wanlass, son, born May, 2 years old, Born Wyo. single;
      ...Alexander Wanlass, son born July 1899, 10/12 months of age.
      ...Boarding with the James Wanlass family is: brother William R. Fowkes, white male, born Jan., 25 years, single, born in Wyo., parents born in England. A Clerk Grocery, can read, write and speak English

    8. [S7] Census, 1910 South Cumberland Precinct, Uinta, Wyoming, April 21st, pg 8/59 film #1,375,760 (Reliability: 3).
      1910 South Cumberland Precinct, Uinta, Wyoming, April 21st, pg 8/59 film #1,375,760
      Wanlass, James, Head, Male, white, 63 years, married 28 years. Born Scotland, parents Scotland, emigrated 1877, speaks English. Occupation; Top hand coal mine Pit No. 4, Can read, write, rents a house.
      ....Mrs. James Wanlass E. head, married white 45 married 28 years, mother of 11 children 8 living. Self and parents born in England. Emigrated 1867, Speaks English, no occupation, can read, write and rents a house.
      ....James, son, male white, 24 years, single, born Wyoming, father born Scotland, mother born England. Speaks English, Draw shovel in coal mine Pit No 0. Can read, write, 12, 9, 0, 1
      ....Reuben, son, Male, white 24 years, single, single, born Wyoming, father born Scotland, mother born England. Speaks English, occupation, Foreman coal mine pit no 0, can read, write.
      ....Margaret, daughter, female, white, 21 years, single, born Wyoming, father born Scotland, mother born England. Speaks English, no occupation
      ....Edith E. Daughter, female, white, 17 years, single, born Wyoming, father born Scotland, mother born England. Speaks English, no occupation
      ....William C. Son, male, white, 13 years, single, born Wyoming, father born Scotland, mother born England. Speaks English, no occupation
      ...Jessie, Daughter, female, white 7 years, single, born Wyoming, father born Scotland, mother born England. Speaks English, no occupation
      ....Lawrence F., Son, male, white, 4 years, single, born Wyoming, father born Scotland, mother born England. Speaks English, no occupation

    9. [S7] Census, 1920 Census, Chapin, Teton, Idaho, Jan. 9th, Vol 16, Ed 235, sheet 3, line 18, film # 18282 (Reliability: 3).
      1920 Census, Chapin, Teton, Idaho, Jan. 9th, Vol 16, Ed 235, sheet 3, line 18, film # 1828294
      Wanlass, James, head, owns mortgaged home, male, white, 73, married came to USA 1877, naturalized 1886, can read and write, self and parents born Scotland, a farmer, general labor worker
      ...Edith E., wife, female, white 55, marr., can read and write, self and parents born England, , no occupation
      ...James F., son, male, white, 34, single, reads and writes, born Wyoming, father born Scotland, mother born England, a Machinest
      ...William C., son, male, white, 22, single, can read and write, born Wyoming, father born Scotland, mother born England, none occupation
      ...Jessie, daughter, female, white, 16, single, reads and writes, born Wyoming, father born Scotland, mother born England, a operator telephone worker.
      ...Lawrence F., son, male white, 14, single, can read and write, born Wyoming, father born Scotland, mother born England, farmer, general farm employed

    10. [S20] Obituary/printed program/Newspaper article, The Salt Lake Tribune, Mar, 30th, 1949 page 27 (Reliability: 3).
      The Salt Lake Tribune, Mar. 26th, 1949
      Edith Elizabeth Fowkes Wanless died at age 84 of heart failure and ailments incident to advanced age at, Victor, Teton, Idaho and was buried Wednesday, Mar. 30th, 1949 under the direction of Hansen Mortuary of St. Anthony. Surviving children lived at: Reuben - Smithfield, Ut.; Mary Marshal at Los Angeles, Cal, Margaret Schmith in Nebraska, Edith Bush at Logan, Ut; Jessie Wanlass at Boise; William C and Lawrance F at Victor, 9 grand children and 19 great-grandchildren.

      The Salt Lake Tribune, Mar, 30th, 1949 page 27
      Edith E. F. Wanlass
      VICTOR, Ida. - Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Elizabeth Fowkes Wanlass, 84 Victor, who died Saturday at her home of ailments incident to advanced age will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Chapin Ward chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Dwight Stone, bishop.
      Burial will be in the Victor Memorial park, under the direction of the Hansen mortuary of St. Anthony.
      Mrs. Wanlass was born Aug. 20, 1864, at Coleville, Lestershire, England, a daughter of Reuben and Mary Bacon Fowkes. When she was three years of age her parents moved to the United States and located at Logan, Utah. Later the family moved to Wyoming.
      Mrs. Wanlass was married April 10, 1882, in the old Salt Lake LDS endowment house to James Wanlass. The ceremony was performed by the late Pres. Joseph F. Smith.
      In 1907 the couple moved to Idaho and two years later to Wyoming. In 1913 they returned to Idaho, locating at Victor in Teton basin, where Mrs. Wanlass has since resided.
      Mr. Wanlass died April 10, 1921. Active in the LDS church, Mrs. Wanlass was especially active in the Mutual Improvement Assn. and the Relief society.
      Surviving are seven sons and daughters, Reuben Wanlass, Smithfield, UT; Mrs. Mary Marshal, Los Angeles, Cal; Mrs. Margaret Schmith, in Nebraska; Mrs. Edith E. Bush, Logan, Utah; Jessie Wanlass, Boise; William C. and Lawrence F. Wanlass, Victor; seven brothers and sisters, Joseph Fowkes, Salt Lake City; William Fowkes, Los Angeles, Cal; Mrs. Kate Sellers, Mrs. Mae Sharkey, Mrs. Lillian Hood and Mrs. Esther Thomas of Wyoming, and Mrs. Nora Harris, Utah; nine grand children and 19 great-grandchildren.
      States settling in Logan, Utah upon arrival to Utah. Have not been able to find verification, verbal or written history state they settled at Coalville, Utah.

    11. [S19] LDS Family Record - James Wanlass, James Wanlass, pg 22 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S11] Certificate, Idaho Falls Monument company (Reliability: 3).
      Idaho Falls Monument Company
      Phone 612 Box 677
      Idaho Falls, Idaho, April 18, 1949
      Received of W. C. Wanlass twenty four and no dollars.
      Account of W. C. Wanlass $24.00
      Bal. $34.00
      Idaho Falls Monument Co. Issued by .....William

    13. [S20] Obituary/printed program/Newspaper article, Deseret News 1921 April 20 & 21st page 5 (Reliability: 3).
      Obituary of James Wanlass

    14. [S19] LDS Family Record - James Wanlass, James Wanlass, pg 21 (Reliability: 3).
      Married to Edith Elizabeth Fowkes 10th Aprl 1882 by Joseph F. Smith at Salt Lake City