Emma O'conner Goff

6 September 1840–4 November 1914 (Age 74)
Long Whatton, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Emma O'conner

When Emma O'conner Goff was born on 6 September 1840, in Long Whatton, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Isaac Goff, was 28 and her mother, Mary Naylor, was 24. She married Levi Naylor on 5 October 1862, in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Radford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 4 November 1914, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in West Jordan City Cemetery, West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Levi Naylor
Emma O'conner Goff
Marriage: 5 October 1862
Sarah Ellen Naylor
Levi Naylor
William Henery Naylor
Levi Ezra Naylor
Annie Naylor
Isaac Naylor
Mary Alice Naylor
Emma Maria Naylor
Tamar Diana Naylor
Marinda May Naylor
Hyrum Thomas Naylor
Zina Lucetta Naylor
Andrew Petersen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 October 1862West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1848 · Early Settlers
    Age 8
    The earliest settlers housed themselves in a dugout in a hillside. The first families settled in the South Cottonwood area during the fall of 1848. These families settled near Little Cottonwood Creek and Big Cottonwood Creek which made it easy to water animals and crops. Nearly twenty families were living in South Cottonwood in 1860's. The area was surveyed by Amasa M. Lyman and divided into one-mile square areas. These were then subdivided into 10 acre plots per family. The first to settle the area included William Crosby, James M. Flake, Daniel Clark, John Brown, John Tanner and sons, Nathan and Sidney, along with Daniel Thomas. The earliest houses were built out of logs and adobe. Time was spent farming and herding. For fun, some spent time riding broncos, fishing, hunting, or dancing to an accordion. The area was crawling with wildlife such as blackbirds, mockingbirds, skunks, minks, badgers, and wolves.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: if originally pronounced with a soft G-, this is from the Middle English personal name Goff(e), Joff(e), a short form of Geoffrey (see Jeffrey ).English (of Cornish and Breton origin): occupational name from Cornish and Breton goff ‘smith’ (cognate with Gaelic gobha). The surname is common in East Anglia, where it is of Breton origin, introduced by followers of William the Conqueror.Welsh and Cornish: nickname from a variant of Welsh or Cornish coch, goch ‘red(-haired)’; see Gough .

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

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    Story Highlight

    History of Isaac Goff

    By granddaughter Ann Goff Dowding. Grandfather Goff was a man with some odd mannerisms. If he were asked, 'How old are you?' his answer was always, 'Five-foot eight.' If asked when he was born he wou …

    Sources (44)

    • Emma Gough in household of Isaac Gough, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Emma Goff in entry for Samuel Henry Beckstead and Mary Alice Beckstead, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Emma Goff in entry for Mary Alice Naylor Beckstead, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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