Emmeline Blanche Woodward

Brief Life History of Emmeline Blanche

When Emmeline Blanche Woodward was born on 29 February 1828, in Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, David Woodward, was 46 and her mother, Zilpha Diadama Hare, was 32. She married James Harvey Harris on 29 August 1843, in Vernon, Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 25 April 1921, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Daniel Hanmer Wells
Emmeline Blanche Woodward
Marriage: 18 October 1852
Emeline Whitney Wells
Louie Wells
Elizabeth Ann Wells
Louisa Martha Wells

Sources (30)

  • Emeline Wells, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emeline Blanch Woodward Wells, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Emeline in entry for Emeline Wells, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a forester employed to look after the trees and game in a forest, Middle English woodward (from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + weard ‘guardian, protector’).

History: Henry Woodward emigrated from England in 1635 and settled first in Dorchester, MA, and subsequently in Northampton, MA. He had many prominent descendants. Another Henry Woodward, born c. 1646 in the British West Indies, was the first English settler in SC (1664).

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

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