Elizabeth Metcalf Walker was born August 15, 1802 in Bainbridge, Yorkshire, England to Joseph Metcalf and Mary Hebden. She married Christopher Walker in 1823, though he died young, leaving her with nine children. Elizabeth began work as a nurse, and in 1852, she converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She emigrated from England to Utah in 1861. While traveling west across the plains, Elizabeth's youngest daughter died. After arriving in Salt Lake City, Elizabeth moved to Farmington, where she visited the sick. She also gardened, raising herbs to use to prepare medicine. She died February 2, 1891 at the age of 86.
This one-page typescript biography from the Margaret Steed Hess collection briefly covers Elizabeth's life and is written by Myrtle Spackman Coombs. Myrtle describes Elizabeth as a 'loving devoted mother , steadfast in her belief in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.'