Emily Slafter Thompson

13 August 1819–15 May 1895 (Age 75)
Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Emily Slafter

When Emily Slafter Thompson was born on 13 August 1819, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Moses Thompson, was 30 and her mother, Tryphosa Slafter, was 26. She married Hiram Spencer on 1 January 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 15 May 1895, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Spencer Jr
Emily Slafter Thompson
Marriage: 25 January 1847
Jared Spencer
Aurelia Spencer
Sophia Spencer
Emma Spencer
John Daniel Spencer
Josephine Spencer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 January 1847Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 20
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) + -son ‘son of Tom’. Thomson is usually the Scottish form, that with the intrusive -p- being English. Both forms are common in Ireland. The surname Thompson is also very common among African Americans.Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen and of its Swedish cognate Thomsson. Compare Thomson .

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

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    Sources (38)

    • Emily Thompson in entry for Josephine Spencer, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Emily Spencer in household of Daniel Spencer, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Emily T Spencer, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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