Emma Seraphine West

3 January 1836–15 October 1910 (Age 74)
Camden, Benton, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Emma Seraphine

When Emma Seraphine West was born on 3 January 1836, in Camden, Benton, Tennessee, United States, her father, Samuel Walker West, was 31 and her mother, Margaret Cooper, was 31. She married Jesse Nathaniel Smith on 13 May 1852, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Snowflake, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1880. She died on 15 October 1910, in Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in R V Mike Ramsay Memorial Cemetery, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Nathaniel Smith
Emma Seraphine West
Marriage: 13 May 1852
Emma Seraphine Smith
Mary Josephine Smith
Hannah Daphne Smith
Eliza Snow Smith
Jesse Nathaniel Smith Jr.
Sarah Elizabeth Smith
Silas Derryfield Smith
John Walter Smith
Samuel Francis Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 May 1852Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +12 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 21
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and German: from Middle English, Middle High German west ‘west’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement, or a habitational name for someone who had migrated from further west.Americanized form of Finnish Vesterinen: from the personal name Vesteri (a short form of Sylvester ) + the surname suffix -nen.History: This name was brought to North America independently by many bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Thomas West, 12th Baron De La Warre, was captain general of Virginia in 1610–11. The state of DE is named for him. One of the earliest permanent settlers was Francis West (1606–92), who came to Duxbury, MA, from Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, in or before 1638.

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

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    Story Highlight


    by Hannah Daphne Smith Dalton, daughter of Emma Seraphine Smith & Jessie N. Smith Sr. Father arrived home from his mission, October 22, 1864, and found his family in great poverty. All of us childre …

    Sources (64)

    • Emma W Smith in household of Hyrum Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Emma S. West Smith, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951" - Online image available - FHL F#2,114,404.
    • Emma S Smith, "United States Census, 1860" - Parowan, Iron, Utah Territory

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