Emma Marilla Empey

Brief Life History of Emma Marilla

When Emma Marilla Empey was born on 3 December 1839, in Osnabruck, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada, her father, William Adam Empey, was 31 and her mother, Mary Ann Morgan, was 31. She married John Clark on 23 November 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 31 October 1897, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Clark
1834–1908
Emma Marilla Empey
1839–1897
Marriage: 23 November 1856
Julia Ann Clark
1857–1937
Emma Jane Clark
1860–1939
Mary Alice Clark
1862–1939
John Empey Clark
1864–1947
Elfie Diantha Clark
1868–1960
Effie G. Clark
1868–
William Nelson Clark
1871–1946
Minerva Clark
1875–1879
Eleanor Clark
1877–1920
Vaughn Howard Clark
1880–1960
Geneve Clark
1883–1978

Sources (45)

  • Emma Clark in household of John Clark, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emma M Clark, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Emma Empey in entry for Jane C Barlow, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (8)

1841 · The Nauvoo Legion

In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

English (London): variant of Impey .

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

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