Emmerson Davis Shurtleff

29 July 1839–8 August 1868 (Age 29)
Russell, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Emmerson Davis

When Emmerson Davis Shurtleff was born on 29 July 1839, in Russell, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Vincent Shurtleff, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Loomis, was 23. He married Mary Ann Tribe on 13 February 1859, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1879. He died on 8 August 1868, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Emmerson Davis Shurtleff
Mary Ann Tribe
Marriage: 13 February 1859
Mary Ann "Annie" Shurtleff
Celesta Emma Shurtliff
Sarah Elizabeth Shurtleff
Emerson Vincent Shurtleff

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  • Marriage
    13 February 1859Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (6)

    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 9
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Shircliff .

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

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    Sources (22)

    • Emerson Shurtleff in household of Vinson Shurtleff, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Emerson D Shurtleff, "Utah, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1879-1934"
    • Emerson in entry for Sarah Elizth Shurtliff, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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