Miriam Simmons

5 January 1844–24 February 1878 (Age 34)
Clayton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Miriam

When Miriam Simmons was born on 5 January 1844, in Clayton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Simmons, was 46 and her mother, Martha Braysher, was 40. She married Edward Potter Hemsley on 3 July 1862, in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Sugar House, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 24 February 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Potter Hemsley
Miriam Simmons
Marriage: 3 July 1862
Miriam Adelade Hemsley
Mary Ellen Hemsley
Rose Anna Hemsley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 July 1862Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 4
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 10
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English (southeastern): variant of Simon , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Mairam Simmonds in household of John Simmonds, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Myrom Symons in entry for Rosannah Wemsley Emsley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Mariam S in entry for Miriam A Hemsley, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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