- Birth Date
- 1 February 1835
- Death Date
- 3 December 1899
Eli initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with an unknown company in 1854. However, he later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.
- Age at Departure: 18
- Age at Departure: 21
- "Funeral of Bishop Openshaw," Deseret Evening News, 8 December 1899, 7.
- Openshaw, Eli, [Autobiographical sketch], in Andrew Jenson, comp., Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia , 4:545.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 36.
- Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database.