James Ephraim Hawley

2 February 1840–8 January 1863 (Age 22)
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of James Ephraim

When James Ephraim Hawley was born on 2 February 1840, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, his father, William John Hawley, was 36 and his mother, Elsa Ellis Smith, was 35. He married Susan Amanda McArthur on 13 January 1861, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Battle Creek, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 8 January 1863, at the age of 22, and was buried in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Ephraim Hawley
Susan Amanda McArthur
Marriage: 13 January 1861
James Hawley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 January 1861Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 6
    Iowa is the 29th state.
    1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made
    Age 7
    The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a lost place called Hawley in Sheffield (Yorkshire). The placename derives from Old Norse haugr ‘hill, burial mound’ + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

    Sources (5)

    • Jas E Hawley in household of Wm J Hawley, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James Hawley in household of William J Hawley, "United States Census, 1850"
    • James Ephraim Hawley, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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