Emily Harris Wells

Female22 April 1857–25 May 1908

Brief Life History of Emily Harris

When Emily Harris Wells was born on 22 April 1857, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Daniel Hanmer Wells, was 42 and her mother, Martha Givens Harris, was 25. She married Heber Jeddy Grant on 27 May 1884, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died on 25 May 1908, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Heber Jeddy Grant
1856–1945
Emily Harris Wells
1857–1908
Marriage: 27 May 1884
Martha Deseret Grant
1886–1970
Grace Grant
1889–1973
Daniel Wells Grant
1891–1895
Emily Grant
1896–1929
Frances Marion Grant
1899–1995

Sources (23)

  • Emely Wells in household of Daniel H Wells, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emily H W Grant, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Emily W Grant in entry for Heber J Grant, "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 May 1884Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1863

    Age 6

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 6

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 15

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Wells next the Sea (Norfolk) or Wells (Somerset), both named with the plural of Old English wella ‘spring, stream’, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a group of springs or streams.

    Americanized form (translation into English) of French Dupuis ‘from the well’.

    History: One of numerous early immigrants from England bearing this name was Thomas Welles, governor of colonial CT, who was in Hartford, CT, by 1636.

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

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