Ephraim Hesmer Nye

6 August 1845–15 May 1903 (Age 57)
Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ephraim Hesmer

When Ephraim Hesmer Nye was born on 6 August 1845, in Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Nye, was 38 and his mother, Charlotte Emline Osborne, was 28. He married Harriet Maria Horspool on 9 February 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He immigrated to Portland, Victoria, Australia in 1852 and lived in Portland, Victoria, Australia in 1852. He died on 15 May 1903, in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ephraim Hesmer Nye
1845–1903
Harriet Maria Horspool
1847–1930
Marriage: 9 February 1867
Rosaltha Amelia Nye
1879–1924
Hattie Elizabeth Nye
1889–1980

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 February 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847
    Age 2
    Gold found in Port Phillip.
    1861
    Age 16
    South Carolina is where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern): from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atten eye, atten ye ‘at the island’ (Old English ēg, īeg ‘island’), becoming atte nye. The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived on an island or patch of firm ground surrounded by marsh, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Nye in Winscombe, Somerset.English: alternatively, from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atten eye, atten ee ‘at the river’ (Old English ēa ‘river’), becoming atte nee. The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived near a river, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Neigh Bridge in Somerford Keynes, Wiltshire.Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 聶, see Nie 2.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Yeo
    Ney
    Nigh
    Nie
    Rea

    Story Highlight

    The Journey of an 1830 Book of Mormon once belonging to Melvin Wilbur

    by Gerald E. Jones And again, verily thus saith the Lord, let my servant Orson Hyde and my servant Samuel H. Smith take their journey into the eastern countries, and proclaim the things which I have …

    Sources (31)

    • Ephraim Ney, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • E. H. Nye in entry for Harry F. Owen and Hattie Earley, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Ephriam Nye in entry for Harriet Marie Nye, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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