Emma Wheatley

26 April 1855–3 May 1927 (Age 72)
Grassmoor, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Emma

When Emma Wheatley was born on 26 April 1855, in Grassmoor, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Wheatley Sr., was 24 and her mother, Catherine Varley, was 22. She married Herbert Orme on 20 December 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Dunston, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 3 May 1927, in Honeyville, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Calls Fort, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Herbert Orme
Emma Wheatley
Marriage: 20 December 1874
Hannah Maria Orme
Herbert William Orme
Mary Elizabeth Orme
Zina Emily Orme
Jedediah Joseph Orme
Verna Catherine Orme

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1874Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 8
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 20
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Wheatley, for example in Essex, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Yorkshire, or from Whatley in Somerset and Whateley in Warwickshire, all name of which are named with Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + lēah ‘(woodland) clearing’. Compare Whatley .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Wheatley, Thomas Sr. - Story of the Immigration to Utah of Thomas Wheatley, Sr. and Catherine Varley

    Lest We Forget: The Mormon Immigrant Heritage of Thomas Wheatley Sr. and Catherine Varley in 1861. By Karl H. Wheatley January 2015 edition Preface Some years ago I was given a short history of Thom …

    Sources (28)

    • Emma Wheatley, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Emma Wheattey in entry for Jedidiah J. Orme and Mattie Lue Holmes, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Emma Wheatley in entry for Zina Orme Ehrich, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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