Emma Catherine Wilson

Female18 February 1856–5 July 1900

Brief Life History of Emma Catherine

When Emma Catherine Wilson was born on 18 February 1856, in Monroe, Jasper, Iowa, United States, her father, Wellington Paul Wilson, was 42 and her mother, Rebecca McBride, was 28. She married Orrin Eleazer Barrus on 11 December 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1864 and lived in Urbana Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States in 1860. She died on 5 July 1900, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Grantsville City Cemetery, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orrin Eleazer Barrus
Emma Catherine Wilson
Marriage: 11 December 1871
Emma Catherine Barrus
Orrin Eleazar Barrus Jr
Fannie Abigail Barrus
Lula May Barrus
Ezra Milton Barrus
Laura Doshane Barrus
John Elmer Barrus
Benjamin Franklin Barrus
Marcus Wellington Barrus
Emery Paul Barrus
Stanley Filbert Barrus

Sources (39)

  • Katherine Wilson in entry for Laura D Barrus, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Emma C. Barrus in household of Orrin E. Barrus, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Catherine Wilson in entry for Emery Paul Barrus and Annamae Baxter, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 December 1871Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    Age 1

    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.


    Age 7

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

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 12

    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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