Eleanor Parthenia Emmett

17 December 1848–9 January 1927 (Age 78)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Eleanor Parthenia

When Eleanor Parthenia Emmett was born on 17 December 1848, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Moses Simpson Emett, was 24 and her mother, Catherine Dorcas Overton, was 25. She married Henry William Bigler on 6 March 1878, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 9 January 1927, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry William Bigler
Eleanor Parthenia Emmett
Marriage: 6 March 1878
Maud Bigler
Eleanor Bigler
Edna Catherine Bigler
Henry William Bigler
Adelbert Bigler
Myrtle Ivy Bigler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 March 1878St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 9
    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.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 13
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.
    1876 · St. George Tabernacle
    Age 28
    In 1876, the St. George Tabernacle was built. It was originally used for hosting church services and court hearings. Now it is used mainly for public events.

    Name Meaning

    English:from the Middle English female personal name Emmot, an interchangeable pet form of Emma, first introduced into England from France by the Normans, among whom it was extremely popular. Compare Emm .habitational name from either Emmot near Colne (Lancashire) or Emmett in Bishop's Tawton (Devon). The former is from Old English ēa-gemōt ‘junction of the streams’. The latter is from Old English emnet ‘plain, level ground’, referring to the flat land here.

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

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    Sources (31)

    • Eleanor Emett in household of Moses L Emett, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Eleanor P. Emett in entry for Ida M. Miller and Henry W. Bigler, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Eleanor Parthenia Emett in entry for Maud Bigler, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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