John Knox Lemon

19 August 1845–26 March 1927 (Age 81)
Lafayette, Wabash, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of John Knox

When John Knox Lemon was born on 19 August 1845, in Lafayette, Wabash, Indiana, United States, his father, William McClure Lemon, was 37 and his mother, Martha Catherine Myers, was 36. He married Jane Elizabeth Burbidge on 7 March 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Marion, Summit, Utah, United States in 1910 and Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 26 March 1927, in Ioka, Duchesne, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Marion, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Knox Lemon
Jane Elizabeth Burbidge
Marriage: 7 March 1868
Mary Burbidge Lemon
Edith Lemon
John Knox Lemon Jr.
James Burbidge Lemon
William McClure Lemon
Margaretta Lemon
Emma Jane Lemon
Olive Virginia Lemon
Elias Allen Lemon

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 March 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1851 · Constitution of 1851
    Age 6
    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 22
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English:nickname from Middle English lefman, lemman, leman ‘lover, sweetheart’. This is probably the chief source of the surname. There is no connection with the word denoting the citrus fruit (which is of Persian origin).from the Middle English personal name Leman, Old English Lēofmann, from lēof ‘dear, beloved’ + mann ‘man’, the ultimate source of the name in 1 above.

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

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    Jane Elizabeth Burbidge

    Jane Elizabeth Burbidge, “Jane Elizabeth Burbidge, daughter of James Rhodes Burbidge and Mary Brown, was born at Bedfordshire, England on Oct. 31, 1848. Her father was a tailor and her mother …

    Sources (50)

    • John Knox Lemon, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John Knox Lemon in entry for James Burbidge Lemon, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John Kay Lemon in household of Catherine Lemon, "United States Census, 1860"

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