When Emily Smith Newton was born on 29 April 1861, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Smith Newton, was 29 and her mother, Emma Smith, was 19. She married Spray William Thorpe on 30 July 1882, in Batley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Churwell, Yorkshire, England in 1901 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 June 1928, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.
English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places in England and Scotland so named, from Old English nīwe ‘new’ + tūn ‘farmstead, settlement’, or Middle English neue ‘new’ + toun ‘settlement, town’. According to Ekwall, this is the commonest English placename. For this reason, the surname has a highly fragmented origin.