Emma Marilla Empey

3 December 1839–31 October 1897 (Age 57)
Osnabruck, Stormont, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Emma Marilla

When Emma Marilla Empey was born on 3 December 1839, in Osnabruck, Stormont, 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 Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States in 1870. 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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John Clark
Emma Marilla Empey
Marriage: 23 November 1856
Julia Ann Clark
Emma Jane Clark
Mary Alice Clark
John Empey Clark
Elfie Diantha Clark
William Nelson Clark
Minerva Clark
Eleanor Clark
Vaughn Howard Clark
Geneve Clark

Spouse and Children

23 November 1856
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States


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World Events (8)

1841 · The Nauvoo Legion

Age 2

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.

Age 7

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

Age 17

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

Altered spelling of the English habitational name Impey, from any of various minor places named with Old English imp ‘young tree’, ‘sapling’ + (ge)hæg or haga ‘enclosure’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Emma Clark in household of John Clark, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emma M Clark in household of John Clark, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emma Empy in household of William Empy, "United States Census, 1850"

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