Henry Elmer

7 March 1841–14 December 1928 (Age 87)
Sand Prairie Township, Tazewell, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Henry

When Henry Elmer was born on 7 March 1841, in Sand Prairie Township, Tazewell, Illinois, United States, his father, Hyrum King Elmer, was 24 and his mother, Lucinda Elmer, was 18. He married Sarah Ann Beckstead on 31 March 1866, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Clinton, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900 and Indianola, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 14 December 1928, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Henry Elmer
Sarah Ann Beckstead
Marriage: 31 March 1866
Henry Francis Elmer
Ann Sophia Elmer
Orrin Elton Alma Elmer
Sarah Lucina Elmer
John Edward Elmer
Emma Lucy Lodisa Elmer
Henrietta Ursula Elmer
Joseph Elmer
Lillian Rebecca Elmer
Willis Arlyn Elmer
Wilbern Rollins Elmer
Sidney Beckstead Elmer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 March 1866Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 7
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Elmore .English: habitational name from Elmer in Middleton (Sussex), probably named with Old English ǣl ‘eel’ + mere ‘pool’.German: topographic name for someone living near elm trees, from Middle High German elm ‘elm tree’.

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

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    History of Henry Elmer

    Henry Elmer was the son of Hyrum King and Lucina Elmer. He was born March 7, 1841 at Sand Prairie, Adams County, Illinois. His mother died January 4, 1844 in Iowa, leaving Henry and a six month ol …

    Sources (64)

    • Henry B Elmer, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Henry Elmer in entry for William V Elmer and Mary K Christian Linn, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Henry Elmer in entry for Sarah Ann Beckstead Elmer, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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