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Elizabeth Cluley Greaves

Elizabeth Cluley Greaves

Female 1856 - 1942  (85 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Elizabeth Cluley Greaves 
    Birth 21 Oct 1856  Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Initiatory (LDS) 4 Jun 1884  LOGAN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 5 May 1942  Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 8 May 1942  Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eames, David Cullen - Greaves, Elizabeth
    Eames, David Cullen - Greaves, Elizabeth
    Person ID I368  mytree
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2022 

    Father Joseph Greaves,   b. 22 Feb 1832, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Jun 1904, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Sarah Priscilla Cluley,   b. 13 Feb 1831, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Apr 1865, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 34 years) 
    Marriage 20 Feb 1853  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family David Cullen Eames,   b. 1 Sep 1851, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Feb 1929, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years) 
    Marriage 29 Dec 1877  Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward Eames,   b. 21 Aug 1878, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Aug 1878, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
    +2. David Greaves Eames,   b. 29 Sep 1879, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Jan 1961, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 81 years)
    +3. Sarah Greaves Eames,   b. 1 Nov 1881, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Nov 1970, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 89 years)
    +4. Elizabeth Greaves Eames,   b. 6 Jun 1884, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Dec 1966, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 82 years)
    +5. Rebecca May Eames,   b. 28 Dec 1886, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Jul 1955, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 68 years)
    +6. Aerial Guy Eames,   b. 18 Jul 1889, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Jan 1971, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 81 years)
    +7. Nathaniel Howard Eames,   b. 3 Aug 1892, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Jan 1921 (Age 28 years)
    +8. Joseph Leland Eames,   b. 23 Jun 1895, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Feb 1970, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 74 years)
     9. Rowland Eames,   b. 14 May 1898, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 May 1898, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
    +10. Ilah Eames,   b. 8 Jun 1902, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 May 1994, Orem, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F96  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 21 Oct 1856 - Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 29 Dec 1877 - Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 4 Jun 1884 - LOGAN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 5 May 1942 - Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 8 May 1942 - Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Greaves, Elizabeth Cluley
    Elizabeth Cluley Greaves
    Eames, David Cullen Family
    Eames, David Cullen Family
    t Nathaniel - Sarah - David - Rebecca - Aerial b Ilah - David Cullen - Joseph - Elizabeth (Lillie) - Elizabeth Greaves
    Eames Women
    Eames Women
    Elizabeth Cluley Greaves - Sarah - Rebecca - Elizabeth (Lillie) - Ilah (bottom)
    Greaves, Elizabeth Cluley - Eames, Elizabeth (Lillie) Mother & Daughter
    Greaves, Elizabeth Cluley - Eames, Elizabeth (Lillie) Mother & Daughter
    Greaves, Elizabeth Cluley
    Greaves, Elizabeth Cluley
    Greaves, Elizabeth Cluley b1856
    Greaves, Elizabeth Cluley b1856
    4 Generations
Frankie Nelson - Gladys Benson - Elizabeth Eames - Elizabeth Greaves
    4 Generations Frankie Nelson - Gladys Benson - Elizabeth Eames - Elizabeth Greaves
    David Cullen Eames and Elizabeth Cluley Greaves
    David Cullen Eames and Elizabeth Cluley Greaves

  • Notes 
    • Elizabeth Cluley Greaves was born in a one-room adobe house at Provo, Utah on October 21, 1856.
      Her family spent several years clearing land near the Provo River for farming.

      Then one year the river flooded, completely ruining the farm. This brought the family of six to Logan where in late 1862, they lived out of a covered wagon while Joseph built a suitable dugout for a winter dwelling.
      Four years following their arrival in Logan, the family lost their mom and their newborn sixth sister, Mary Ann.

      This was truly a time of sorrow and trial for 8-year-old Elizabeth. She would take her 2-year-old baby sister from one neighbor to another trying to keep her from crying for her mother.

      When one parent is gone, little children feel the need to draw very closely around the parent who is with them. Joseph, now a widower, was left with 3 young boys ages 10, 6, and 4, and 2 daughters ages 8 and 2. They would have required nearly all of his time and attention.

      The neighbors offered help, and Joseph was in no position to reject it. With Elizabeth taking her baby sister to various neighbors for care, Joseph found his burden bearable. He could occupy the three boys working with him on the farm.

      Joseph's bishop suggested a permanent home for Elizabeth. She would be very helpful in tending younger children and assisting with housework. Her physical needs would all be satisfied. Joseph may have thought of his own half-starved childhood as an orphan in England. Here was a chance for a daughter to be well cared for while she was growing up and learning the art of homemaking. He accepted the offer.

      Elizabeth was taken to live in a new home in a different ward four miles away. With a one-hour hike separating her from her family, this was in some ways like living in a different community. Unfortunately, Elizabeth's strong emotional need to be near her father and family was overlooked. To be pulled away from her family at this time greatly accentuated her grief.

      While living in the household of Ada Hemingway Davidson, Elizabeth was always kept very busy. Perhaps it was hoped that this would keep her from longing for her family. She did get some schooling, but as recorded by her daughter Lillie, she would have to rush home at noon to scrub the kitchen floor and comb Mrs. Davidson's heavy long hair, leaving no time to eat her dinner.

      There were many nights when Elizabeth would cry herself to sleep. She longed for her family; she mourned for her mother. She felt more like a servant than a daughter in this new home.

      In later years, when people came to live in her home, they were always treated like part of the family.

      Three or four years later, when Elizabeth was twelve years old, her father remarried. However, Elizabeth was not invited to come back home to live; we do not know why. Her father's own years of apprenticeship in England suggest a possible answer. It may not have seemed fair to him that his daughter was given board, room, and training for several years and then taken back home just as she was becoming useful enough to pay back her benefactors. Thus he may have looked upon her service as an indentured contract which only time could fill. That Joseph loved his daughter was never a point of question. Their separation may have been nearly as hard on him as it was on her.

      These were pioneering days; these were times for survival. Elizabeth and her father both sacrificed, and they both survived!

      Elizabeth lived with and served Mrs. Davidson for ten years. Elizabeth was a hard worker and was always very useful. She became very skilled in all the pioneer homemaking arts. She also worked in the garden and grew to love flowers.

      Elizabeth kept as close to her family as possible over the years. Five additional children were born to her father and his new wife. These five and the two daughters from his new wife's previous marriage were loved as much by Elizabeth as her original three brothers and sister. Elizabeth's daughter Lillie was fully grown before she realized that the two girls from the previous marriage were not her mother's own sisters.

      Elizabeth's older brother John looked after her welfare. When they were old enough to go to the dances, John would always first see if Elizabeth had someone to go with. He would take her to the dance himself if she did not. Lillie wrote that when John received his first wages for hiring out on a job, he gave his sister Elizabeth 35 cents. This was the first money Elizabeth ever had. She made herself a very pretty dress with the material purchased from this money.

      Elizabeth and her husband, David Eames, were lovers, right from the beginning to the end of their lives. Their daughter records she, “never recall my parents saying an unkind word to each other”. They had 10 children (Elizabeth was 45 years old when her last child was born.

      Elizabeth and her husband were “first” in many things: first to in their area to have a telephone, first to have electric lights and first to have indoor plumbing so they could have a bathroom, a tub, a washbasin and a toilet. Their children’s friends used to come down to take a bath in their big white tub. Previous to that, Saturday night all the family took their baths in the round tub in the kitchen.

      The family had a big dining room table and Elizabeth always had a tablecloth on, ready to feed anyone that ever came. They turned the chairs, the back against the table and the seat facing out, and there is where we knelt to have our prayer.

      Elizabeth Cluley Greaves Eames was a remarkably resourceful woman, by anyone's standard. She was someone often called on when someone was sick, she also helped with the babies for miles around. She made her own soap, she'd catch their geese, turn them upside down on her lap and pick the down off from underneath their tummies, put it in a big washtub, then fill it into pillows. Elizabeth’s family raised a lot of sheep. She carded some of this wool and made it into nice clean bats and made quilts she also knitted long black stockings made from their wool.

      Her youngest daughter, Ilah, recalls, “My mother also taught me to love and visit my family”.

      During the last few years of Elizabeth's life, Lillie made the following observation about her: "Mother has worked so very constantly and so hard all her life until now at the age of 81 years, she is nervous if she sits without something in her hands to do."

      Sources:
      David Cullen Eames (B.1851) and Elizabeth Cluley Greaves Family By Ralph G. McKnight
      Our Eames Heritage Transcription of an audiotape made by Ilah Eames Carpenter to Ralph McKnight Summer of 1983