Rachel Emma Woolley

7 August 1836–30 November 1926 (Age 90)
East Rochester, Columbiana, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Rachel Emma

When Rachel Emma Woolley was born on 7 August 1836, in East Rochester, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, her father, Edwin Dilworth Woolley, was 29 and her mother, Mary Wickersham, was 27. She married Joseph Marcellus Simmons on 18 December 1851, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years and South Galson, Ross-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1926. She died on 30 November 1926, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Marcellus Simmons
Rachel Emma Woolley
Marriage: 18 December 1851
Joseph Franklin Simmons
Lucy Simmons
Mary Etta Simmons
Frederick William Simmons
Arthur Beals Simmons
Edgar Dilworth Simmons
Rachel Emma Simmons
Louis Woolley Simmons
Olive Maria Simmons
Linville Leroy Simmons

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 December 1851Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 10
    Historical Boundaries: 1846: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1854: Nebraska Territory, United States 1854: Washington, Nebraska Territory, United States 1856: Douglas, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Douglas, Nebraska, United States
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 24
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called with Old English wulf ‘wolf’ + lēah ‘wood, clearing’, such as Woolley (Huntingdonshire, Yorkshire), Woolley in Bovey Tracy (Devon), and Woolley in Bradford on Avon (Wiltshire).Irish (Cavan): in Ireland, according to Woulfe, when this is not the English name, it has been adopted for Woulfe .

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

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    Pioneer, Telegraph and the Railroad

    Many important things happened during the lifetime of our forefathers. The year 1866 was notable in Utah for the establishment of the Deseret Telegraph line. Brigham Young instructed the Bishops to …

    Sources (52)

    • Rachel Emma Woolley Simmons, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Rachel Woolley in entry for Lucy S Snow, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Rachel E Simmons in household of Wm J Willes, "United States Census, 1920"

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