William James Wayman

20 February 1862–24 August 1909 (Age 47)
Little Cottonwood, Little Cottonwood Creek Valley, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of William James

When William James Wayman was born on 20 February 1862, in Little Cottonwood, Little Cottonwood Creek Valley, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Emanuel Wayman, was 32 and his mother, Margaret Johnston, was 32. He married Emily Taylor Stoddard on 1 June 1887, in West Porterville, Morgan, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 24 August 1909, in Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Holladay Memorial Park, Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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William James Wayman
Emily Taylor Stoddard
Marriage: 1 June 1887
Margaret Elizabeth Wayman
William Leroy Wayman
Mabel Marentha Wayman
Bertha Valate Wayman
Mary Lauretta Wayman
Raymon Earl Wayman
Adaloyd Wayman
Son Wayman
Daughter Wayman
Myrtle Leora Wayman

Spouse and Children

1 June 1887
West Porterville, Morgan, Utah Territory, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 1

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 13

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Wyman .

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

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Story Highlight

History of Grandfather Emmanuel Wayman (written by a Granddaughter who was a daughter of William James Wayman)

Emmanuel arrived in Salt Lake City on 24 October 1854. The first winter was spent in the canyons getting out logs. It was while working in the canyon that James Johnston, one of the working men …

Sources (3)

  • J William Wayman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William J Wayman in household of Edgar Wayman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William J Wayman in household of Emanuel Wayman, "United States Census, 1870"

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