Emma Packer

21 April 1832–15 November 1916 (Age 84)
Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Emma

When Emma Packer was born on 21 April 1832, in Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Isaac Packer, was 34 and her mother, Sophia Bren, was 31. She married Richard Morris III on 1 December 1855, in At Sea. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 15 November 1916, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Morris III
Emma Packer
Marriage: 1 December 1855
Richard Alexander Morris Sr
David Hyrum Morris
John Hope Morris
Emma Dora Morris
Esther Jane Morris
Eva Annie Morris
Ida Maria Morris
George Morris
Elizabeth Orpha Morris
Isabell Morris
Mary Ellen Morris

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 December 1855At Sea
  • Children


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    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 11
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 22
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English: probably an occupational name for a wool packer, from an agent noun derivative of Middle English pakken ‘to pack’.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an agent noun derivative of Middle Low German pak, German Pack ‘package’, hence an occupational name for a wholesale trader, especially in the wool trade, one who sold goods in large packages rather than broken down into smaller quantities, or alternatively one who rode or drove pack animals to transport goods.

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

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    Story Highlight


    Richard Morris was the son of Richard and Elizabeth Alexander Morris. He was born in Vernham, England on June 24, 1835. Not too much information is available relative to his early life. We do know, …

    Sources (53)

    • Emma Packer, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Emma Packard in entry for Isabell Morris Grundy Hardy, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Emma Packer, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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