William Harrison Homer

13 July 1845–28 January 1934 (Age 88)
Quiver Township, Mason, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William Harrison

When William Harrison Homer was born on 13 July 1845, in Quiver Township, Mason, Illinois, United States, his father, Russel King Homer, was 29 and his mother, Eliza Williamson, was 28. He married Susanna Rebecca Raymond on 8 February 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 11 daughters. He lived in Ward 3 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1920 and Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1934. He died on 28 January 1934, in Orem, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Harrison Homer
Susanna Rebecca Raymond
Marriage: 8 February 1870
Eliza Raymond Homer
Susannah Raymond Homer
Hattie Raymond Homer
Nancy Raymond Homer
William Harrison Homer Jr
Rosetta Rebekah Homer
Ida May Homer
Roy Fisher Homer
Russell King Homer
Nellie Homer
Mell Homer
Edith Euline Homer
Alonzo Earl Homer
Joseph Homer
Mary Homer
Ruth Homer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 February 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 3
    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.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 25
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for a dweller by a holly bush, from Middle English holm (Old English holen) + the agent suffix -er, a type of formation characteristic of Hampshire and Sussex. See Holm 2.English: habitational name from Holmer (Herefordshire), Holmer Green (Buckinghamshire), or Homer (Devon), or else from other unrecorded placenames formed with Middle English hol(g)h + mere ‘pool by or in the hollow’ (Old English holh + mere).English: perhaps an occupational name for a maker of helmets, from Old French heaumier, heumier (from ancient Germanic he(a)ume ‘helmet’), but it is uncertain that this name became hereditary. Compare Helm 3.

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

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    Story Highlight

    The Passing of Martin Harris by William H. Homer

    I first saw Martin Harris in Kirtland, Ohio, about the last of December, 1869. On my return from a mission in England I stopped to visit one of my relatives in Pennsylvania. On resuming my journey one …

    Sources (53)

    • Wm Homer, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Wm. H. Homer in entry for William B. Saylor and Mell Homer, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Wm H Homer in entry for Susannah R Homer, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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