Emma Forsberry

27 July 1830–12 October 1907 (Age 77)
Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Emma

When Emma Forsberry was born on 27 July 1830, in Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Forsberry, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Ledham, was 23. She married Jacob Gates on 23 October 1853, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 12 October 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Gates
1811–1892
Emma Forsberry
1830–1907
Marriage: 23 October 1853
Jacob Forsberry Gates
1854–1942
Franklin Forsberry Gates
1856–1923
Jedediah Morgan Gates
1858–1947
Emma Adelaide Gates
1862–1951
William Milo Gates
1864–1865
Wellington Forsberry Gates
1866–1942
Thomas Wellington Gates
1867–1942

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 October 1853Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 3
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 31
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Bosbury .

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

    Possible Related Names

    Bosbury

    Sources (28)

    • Emma Fosberry in household of William Fosberry, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Unknown in entry for Wellinton Forsbury Gates, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Emma F Gates, "United States Census, 1880"

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