Anna Eliza Homer

Brief Life History of Anna Eliza

When Anna Eliza Homer was born on 19 March 1843, in Middletown, Logan, Illinois, United States, her father, Russel King Homer, was 27 and her mother, Eliza Williamson, was 26. She married Willis Lemmon Sr. on 1 November 1859, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 6 July 1911, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willis Lemmon Sr.
1837–1909
Anna Eliza Homer
1843–1911
Marriage: 1 November 1859
Anna Eliza Lemmon
1860–1931
Willis Lemmon Jr.
1863–1864
Julia Caroline Lemmon
1865–1929
Nancy Matilda Lemmon
1867–1899
Eva Alvira Lemmon
1869–1954
Alice Lemmon
1872–1939
John Lee Lemmon
1875–1943
Rozett Lemmon
1878–1947
Nellie May Lemmon
1884–1952
Hyrum Homer Lemmon
1886–1933

Sources (66)

  • Anne E Lemmon, "United States Census, 1910"
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  • Anna E. Homer, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

World Events (8)

1845 · Oh My Father

"In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for a dweller by a holly bush, from Middle English holm (Old English holen) + the agent suffix -er, a type of formation characteristic of Hampshire and Sussex. See Holm 2.

English: habitational name from Holmer (Herefordshire), Holmer Green (Buckinghamshire), or Homer (Devon), or else from other unrecorded placenames formed with Middle English hol(g)h + mere ‘pool by or in the hollow’ (Old English holh + mere).

English: perhaps an occupational name for a maker of helmets, from Old French heaumier, heumier (from ancient Germanic he(a)ume ‘helmet’), but it is uncertain that this name became hereditary. Compare Helm 3.

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

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History of Anna Eliza Homer

Sketch of the Life of Anna Eliza Lemmon Knapp& Notes of her Ancestry Robert S. Lemmon our earliest ancestor of which we have record, was born 1730 in Ireland, was married in Tyron Co., Ireland abo …

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