Francis Marion Elmer

11 November 1848–15 April 1916 (Age 67)
Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Francis Marion

When Francis Marion Elmer was born on 11 November 1848, in Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, Hyrum King Elmer, was 32 and his mother, Mary H Huffman, was 19. He married Eliza Ann Calkins on 21 October 1872, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lee, Lee, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. In 1880, at the age of 31, his occupation is listed as farmer in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 15 April 1916, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Marion Elmer
Eliza Ann Calkins
Marriage: 21 October 1872
Francis Arden Elmer
William Denver Elmer
Hyrum King Elmer
John Harvey Elmer
Martha Viola Elmer
Albert Earl Elmer
Arthur Lee Elmer
Daniel Hale Elmer
Ada Mercedas Elmer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 October 1872Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 9
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 18
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Elmore .English: habitational name from Elmer in Middleton (Sussex), probably named with Old English ǣl ‘eel’ + mere ‘pool’.German: topographic name for someone living near elm trees, from Middle High German elm ‘elm tree’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    1852: "Uriah Curtis Company" Hyrum King Elmer, wife Mary Huffman and 5 children are in this company.

    Transcript Transcript for Jones, John Lee. Reminiscences: In the Spring of 1852, my father [John Pidding Jones] returned with some more provisions, so that we Might Gather with the Saints of God in t …

    Sources (46)

    • Francis M Elmer, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Francis M Elmer in entry for Albert E Elmer and Laura Haskell, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Francis Marion Elmer in entry for Albert Earl Elmer, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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