Emily Smith Newton

29 April 1861–1 June 1928 (Age 67)
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life 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 Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. 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

Spouse and Children

30 July 1882
Batley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



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: habitational name from any of the many places so named, from Old English nēowe ‘new’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. According to Ekwall, this is the commonest English place name. For this reason, the surname has a highly fragmented origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emily S Newton, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Emily Smith Thorp in household of Spray Thorp, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Emily S Thorpe in household of Spray Thorpe, "United States Census, 1920"

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