James Hyrum Holley

17 November 1854–24 March 1918 (Age 63)
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James Hyrum

When James Hyrum Holley was born on 17 November 1854, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Holley, was 29 and his mother, Lucy Jane Ingram, was 19. He married Emma Isaac on 9 October 1882, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 24 March 1918, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Hyrum Holley
Emma Isaac
Marriage: 9 October 1882
James Russell Holley
Richard Ferris Holley
Emma Teresa Holley
Dallas Holley
Mildred Holley
Hatsie Holley
Benjamin Holley
John Isaac Holley
Glenn Holley
Donald Holley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1882Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 3
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 18
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English:nickname from Middle English hol ‘hollow’ + eie, egh(e) ‘eye’ (Old English hol + ēage), perhaps a nickname for someone with a missing eye.topographic name for someone who lived by a ‘clearing in a hollow’, from Middle English hol ‘hollow’ + lei(e) ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Jim Holley, my Father

    19 May 1980--Musings told by Glen Holley to his sister Emma Teresa Holley Manwaring. It is from a typed history I have in my possession. My father, Jim Holley, was one of the kindest, friendliest me …

    Sources (21)

    • Jas H Holley in household of Jas Holley, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James H in entry for John Isaac Holley and Pearl Padfield Reynolds, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • James H. Holley in entry for Emma Isaac Holley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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