Edward Potter Hemsley

22 April 1839–21 July 1910 (Age 71)
Ditchling, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Edward Potter

When Edward Potter Hemsley was born on 22 April 1839, in Ditchling, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Hemsley Jr, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Potter, was 32. He married Miriam Simmons on 3 July 1862, in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Mountain Dell, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 21 July 1910, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Edward Potter Hemsley
Margaret Daniels Brown
Marriage: 17 March 1866
Elizabeth Ann Brown Hemsley
Eliza Margaret Hemsley
Sarah Jane Hemsley
Victoria Brown Hemsley
Rebecca Brown Hemsley
Edward Brown Hemsley
Miriam Margaret Hemsley
Richard Job Hemsley
Eliza Addelade Hemsley
Violet Brown Hemsley
Joseph Hyrum Hemsley
Hemsley Twin
Nephi Brown Hemsley
Beatrice Anna Hemsley
Hemsley Twin
Amos Moroni Hemsley
Rachel Brown Hemsley

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  • Marriage
    17 March 1866Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 9
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name either from Helmsley (North Yorkshire) or Gate Helmsley (also North Yorkshire). Gate Helmsley derives from the Old English personal name Hemele (genitive Hemeles) + Old English ēg ‘island’, and had the form Hemelsey till at least the 14th century. The other placename derives from the Old English personal name Helm (genitive Helmes) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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    Job Hemsley History

    Job Hemsley was born at Brighton, Sussex County, England on January 6, 1847. He was the fifth child of Richard Hemsley and Sarah Potter. His father was a brick maker as his father, Richard Hemsley had …

    Sources (57)

    • Edward Hemsley in household of Richard Hemsley, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Edward Hemsley in entry for Violet Grimm Soules, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Edward Hemsley in household of Richard Hemsley, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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