Emma Lou Bagley

28 February 1938–23 August 1989 (Age 51)
Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States

The Life of Emma Lou

When Emma Lou Bagley was born on 28 February 1938, in Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States, her father, Voyle LeRay Bagley, was 37 and her mother, Emma Irene Torgersen, was 37. She married Larry Charles Higgins on 17 December 1960, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. She lived in World for about 15 years. She died on 23 August 1989, in Canyon, Randall, Texas, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Aurora, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Larry Charles Higgins
Emma Lou Bagley
Marriage: 17 December 1960

Spouse and Children

    Larry Charles Higgins



17 December 1960
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1939 · Hill Air Force Base

Age 1

Named in honor of Major Ployer Peter Hill, Hill Field started as an ill-fated Air Mail experiment. Hoping to be located closer to the Salt Lake City area, the present-day site near Ogden was a clear favorite. In July 1939, Congress gave the green light for the establishment and construction of the Ogden Air Depot. Hill Field officially opened on 7 November 1940. Hill Field officially became Hill Air Force Base after World War II and continued to store and maintain warplanes during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Today the Air Force Base is still in service, but it also has an Aerospace Museum on site where many people visit each year to learn of its history in Northern Utah.

Age 3

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1952 · Uranium in Moab

Age 14

Uranium mining in Utah has a history going back more than 100 years but, it started as a byproduct of vanadium mining. With the development of Nuclear Weapons, Utah saw a uranium boom in the late 1940s and early 1950s, but uranium mining declined near the end of the Cold War. Currently Uranium is still being mined but just a small amount for power plants and for research.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places so called, mainly in Berkshire, Shropshire, Somerset, and West Yorkshire. These get their names either from the Old English personal name Bacga + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’ or from an unattested Old English word, bagga, for a ‘bag-shaped’ animal (probably the badger) + lēah.

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

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Story Highlight

Emma Lou's polio and later surgery

When Emma Lou was 3 1/2 years old she contracted polio, which became very common at that time. It affected the nerves/muscles in her left leg so they did not develop completely and also slowed the bo …

Sources (3)

  • Emma Lou Bagley in household of Moyle La Ray Bagley, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Emma Lou Bagley in household of Voyle Le Ray Bagley, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Emma Lou Bagley in household of Meryle Laray Bagley, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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