Emily Eliza Dunham

20 February 1881–17 April 1943 (Age 62)
Kingston, Meeker, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Emily Eliza

When Emily Eliza Dunham was born on 20 February 1881, in Kingston, Meeker, Minnesota, United States, her father, Levi Sinclair Dunham, was 33 and her mother, Margaret Emily Damuth, was 24. She married Orrin Wallace Hortt on 16 March 1897, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. She lived in McGill, White Pine, Nevada, United States in 1920. She died on 17 April 1943, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Orrin Wallace Hortt
Emily Eliza Dunham
Marriage: 16 March 1897

Spouse and Children

16 March 1897
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 15

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 17

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Norfolk): habitational name from any of several places called Dunham, of which one is in Norfolk. Most are named from Old English dūn ‘hill’ + hām ‘homestead’. A place in Lincolnshire now known as Dunholme appears in Domesday Book as Duneham and this too may be a source of the surname; here the first element is probably the Old English personal name Dunna.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Bickford in household of Pearl Bickford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma E Dunham in household of Levi S Dunham, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emma Marble in household of Ealum Marble, "United States Census, 1910"

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