Margaret Minerva Amanda Empey

19 April 1831–26 December 1909 (Age 78)
Osnabruck, Stormont, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Margaret Minerva Amanda

When Margaret Minerva Amanda Empey was born on 19 April 1831, in Osnabruck, Stormont, Ontario, Canada, her father, William Adam Empey, was 22 and her mother, Mary Ann Morgan, was 23. She married Henry Phinehas Richards on 30 December 1852, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 26 December 1909, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Phinehas Richards
Margaret Minerva Amanda Empey
Marriage: 30 December 1852
Henrietta Richards
Mary Ann Richards
Joseph Henry Richards
Minerva Richards
William Phineas E Richards
Nelson Alonzo Richards
Henry Willard Richards
Emma Wealthy Richards

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 December 1852Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 5
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 32
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (London): variant of Impey .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Henry Phinehas & Minerva Margaret Empey Richards

    Henry Phinehas & Minerva Margaret Empey Richards November 30, 1831 – October 29, 1912 April 19, 1831 – December 26, 1909 nephew to Willard Richards who was in Carthage Jail with the Proph …

    Sources (48)

    • Minerva Richards in household of Henry Richards, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Margaret M in entry for Nelson A Richards, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Minerva Richards in household of Henry P Richards, "United States Census, 1860"

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