Emma Sylvester

7 December 1847–4 February 1864 (Age 16)
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Emma

When Emma Sylvester was born on 7 December 1847, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Sylvester, was 32 and her mother, Rebecca Nicholson, was 28. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Springville, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 4 February 1864, in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 16, and was buried in Gunnison Cemetery, Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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World Events (4)

1854 · The Crimean War
Age 7
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
Age 13
In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
Age 16
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English and German: from the Middle English and Latin personal name Silvester ‘dweller in the forest’ (a derivative of silva ‘wood’). The name was borne by three popes, including a contemporary of Constantine the Great, and seems to have been first used in England by clerics.

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

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Sources (6)

  • Emma Sylvester in household of James Sylvester, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Emma Sylvester in household of James Sylvester, "United States Census, 1850"
  • GRO Birth Register Emma Sylvester

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