Margaret Emma Prye

25 November 1868–1 April 1959 (Age 90)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Margaret Emma

When Margaret Emma Prye was born on 25 November 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, John Israel Prye, was 25 and her mother, Ann Molyneaux, was 39. She married Robert Howard on 5 January 1898, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States in 1900 and El Monte Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 1 April 1959, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Howard
Margaret Emma Prye
Marriage: 5 January 1898
Anne Molyneaux Howard
Jane Rawsthorne Howard
Robert Howard Jr.
John Israel Howard
Paul Howard

Spouse and Children

5 January 1898
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 1

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 28

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English wry(e) ‘bent’, ‘twisted’.

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

Story Highlight

The Prye/Samsel Story. Note: the letters B and P and D and TH are interchangeable.

RESEARCH ALONG EARLY AMERICAN TRAILS The Samsel/Prye (Broy) Families and the Palatinate Migration West by Lynne Watkins Jorgensen Preface: To those of us ra …

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Emma Prye Howard, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Margaret E Howard in household of Paul Howard, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Margareth E Howard in household of Robert Howard, "United States Census, 1900"

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