Harriet Emma Burgess

Female3 July 1856–22 September 1912

Brief Life History of Harriet Emma

When Harriet Emma Burgess was born on 3 July 1856, in Orcheston, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Charles Burgess, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Phillips, was 24. She married Josiah Draper on 18 August 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 22 September 1912, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Riverton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Draper
Harriet Emma Burgess
Marriage: 18 August 1873
William Henry Draper
Charles William Draper
Henry Josiah Draper
Harriet Elizabeth Draper
Andrew George Draper
Sarah Louise Draper
Annie Amelia Draper
Reuben Samuel Draper
Edith Emeline Draper
Walter Draper
Alma LeRoy Draper
Eleanor Katherine Draper
Mary Leona Draper
Albert Draper

Sources (33)

  • Emma Draper in household of Josiah Draper, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emily Birch in entry for Albert Draper and Florence Olsen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Emma Burgess in entry for Ella Katherine Park, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 August 1873Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1859: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States* 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States *renamed Salt Lake in 1868


    Age 7

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

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 16

    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: status name from Middle English burge(i)s, burgis, borgeis ‘inhabitant of a borough’ (strictly one possessing full municipal rights), ‘freeman of a borough’. Burgesses generally had tenure of land or buildings from a landlord by burgage. In medieval England burgage involved the payment of a fixed money rent (as opposed to payment in kind); in Scotland it involved payment in service, guarding the town. The -eis ending is from Latin -ensis (modern English -ese as in Portuguese). Compare Burger .

    Americanized form of French Bourgeois .

    History: Thomas Burgess came from England to MA c. 1630 and eventually settled in Sandwich, MA.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Died of Blood Poisoning - like all the women in the family

    Davis County Clipper, 1912-10-04 Mrs. Josiah Draper Passed Away https://newspapers.lib.utah.edu/details?id=1160451&q=%22josiah+draper%22&page=1&rows=50&fd=title_t%2Cpaper_t%2Cdate_tdt%2Ctype_t&sort=da …

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