Caleb Ephraim Summerhays

27 April 1871–25 November 1969 (Age 98)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Caleb Ephraim

When Caleb Ephraim Summerhays was born on 27 April 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph William Summerhays, was 22 and his mother, Mary Melissa Parker, was 18. He married Ellen Louise Barrett on 9 November 1893, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 25 November 1969, in Orange, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Caleb Ephraim Summerhays
Thekla Schaerr
Marriage: 28 August 1946

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    28 August 1946Maricopa, Pinal, Arizona, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 1
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles
    Age 11
    Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 27
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    English (Somerset): habitational name apparently from Summerhayes in Upottery (Devon), which probably means ‘enclosure of a person named Summer’, from the surname Summer + Middle English heie ‘enclosure’ (genitive heies). Place-names of this type, with the name of a person + -hayes, are found throughout Devon.

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

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    Sources (31)

    • Caleb Ephraim Summerhays, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Caleb E Summerhays, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"
    • Caleb Ephraim Summerhays in entry for Ellen Louise Barrett Summerhays, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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