Emma Whitham

27 April 1836–9 September 1898 (Age 62)
Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Emma

When Emma Whitham was born on 27 April 1836, in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Whitham, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Sophia Mellor, was 26. She married Thomas Memmott on 12 April 1855, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hull Holy Trinity, Hull, Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 9 September 1898, in Scipio, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Scipio Cemetery, Scipio, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Memmott
Emma Whitham
Marriage: 12 April 1855
William Franklin Memmott
Sarah Sophia Memmott
Thomas Whitham Memmott
George Henry Memmott
James Edward Memmott
Alfred Wilson Memmott
Charles Albert Memmott
Samuel W. Memmott
Ann Memmott

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 April 1855Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 18
    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 (Yorkshire and Lancashire): perhaps, as Redmonds suggests, a habitational name from Whitwham in Northumberland (named from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + hwamm ‘corner, angle’, Old Scandinaian hvammr ‘valley, nook’), the connection being that the Percy family in that county had lands in Ribblesdale. The name may sometimes have been confused with Witham .

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

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    Brief History of James Edward Memmott

    Jim Memmott was born at Deseret, Millard County, October 18, 1865. He was a son of Thomas and Emma Whitham Memmott. He spent his early childhood at Deseret, and in 1868 moved to Scipio, where he re …

    Sources (35)

    • Emma Whitham in household of William Wallis, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Emma Witam in entry for Thomas Memmott and Pearl Stone, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Emma Whittam in entry for Alfred Wilson Memmott, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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