Emma Spinks Brooks

27 February 1846–9 November 1919 (Age 73)
Morley St Botolph, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Emma Spinks

When Emma Spinks Brooks was born on 27 February 1846, in Morley St Botolph, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Brooks, was 33 and her mother, Maria Spinks Standley, was 27. She married Charles Porter Landon on 8 October 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She died on 9 November 1919, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Porter Landon
Emma Spinks Brooks
Marriage: 8 October 1866
Mary Maria Landon
Anna Luanda Landon
Jane Elizabeth Landon
Charles Francis Landon
Emma Teresa Landon
Anna Surilda Landon
John Porter Landon
Harriet Lucinda Landon
Zina Rachel Landon
James Daniel Landon
Martha Rosaeleia Landon

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 October 1866Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    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.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 8
    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.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 20
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English: usually a variant of Brook , with excrescent -s. The optional addition of -s, with no grammatical function, is usually post-medieval, but some examples of the same person's name occurring with and without -(e)s have been noted as early as the 14th century in South Lancashire. The -es in such cases probably has neither a plural nor a genitival function, and the name means ‘dweller at the brook’, not ‘dweller at the brooks’. A plural sense cannot be ruled out elsewhere, but a non-grammatical -(e)s must also be considered a strong possibility.Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.Americanized form of German Brucks .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Emma Brooks

    Sketches and letters written by Emma’s daughter, Martha L. Fitzpatrick; recollections of her son Frank and other descendants; research by LaDean L. Lee, Doyle and Glenda Landon. April,1983. In the …

    Sources (53)

    • Emma B Leyland in household of Henry Leyland, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Emma Brooks Landon, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Unknown in entry for Mary M. John, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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