Emma Elizabeth Godfrey

6 April 1856–6 December 1943 (Age 87)
Stoke Prior, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Emma Elizabeth

When Emma Elizabeth Godfrey was born on 6 April 1856, in Stoke Prior, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Godfrey, was 30 and her mother, Mary Pittaway, was 33. She married Joseph Elias Myler on 10 October 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1862 and lived in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States for about 30 years. She died on 6 December 1943, in Cornish, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Elias Myler
Emma Elizabeth Godfrey
Marriage: 10 October 1872
John Elias Myler
Mary Emma Myler
Sarah Ann Myler
Kathrine Lovina Myler
George Joseph Myler
Orin Franklin Myler
James Myler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 3
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""
    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 25
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from the Norman personal name Godefrei, Godefroi(s), composed of the ancient Germanic elements god, got ‘god’ + frid(u), fred ‘peace’. See also Jeffrey .Irish: shortened and Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh or Ó Gothraidh, ‘descendant of Gothfrith’, an Old Norse personal name often Anglicized as Godfrey. Compare McGorry , McCaffrey .History: An Irish family of the name Godfrey originated in Romney, Kent. The first of them to settle in Ireland was Colonel John Godfrey, who was rewarded with lands in Kerry for his services in the 1641 rebellion. Godefroy, Lord of Normanville, from Normandy, was married in Trois-Rivières, QC, in 1636. He was captured by the Iroquois in 1652. His brother, Lord of Linctot, from Rouen, was also married in 1636 in Trois-Rivières, and lived from 1629 to 1632 among the Hurons. Another Godefroy, from Paris, was a trader and interpreter from 1623.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Laundry Service

    Grant hitched his dog to the wagon and on Mondays went to Grandma Myler's (Emma) and got her laundry. He brought it back to his mother, Kate, to wash. Then he would deliver the clean clothes back to h …

    Sources (44)

    • Emma Myler, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Emma Godfrey, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Emma Myler in entry for Joseph Elias Myler, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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