Emily Smith Newton

Female29 April 1861–1 June 1928

Brief Life History of Emily Smith

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.

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Family Time Line

Spray William Thorpe
Emily Smith Newton
Marriage: 30 July 1882
Arthur Thorpe
James Albert Thorpe
Newton Edward Thorpe
Emily Elizabeth Thorpe
Silvester William Thorpe
Dennis Thorpe

Sources (46)

  • Emily S Newton, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
  • Emily Smith Newton, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 July 1882Batley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

    Age 2

    The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 19

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

    Name Meaning

    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.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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