Paul Silas Emmett

7 November 1893–1 October 1967 (Age 73)
Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States

The Life of Paul Silas

When Paul Silas Emmett was born on 7 November 1893, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, his father, Moses Mosiah Emmett I, was 30 and his mother, Florence Ophelia Allred, was 19. He married Julia Eva Despain on 8 February 1927, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Big Horn, Wyoming, United States for about 15 years and Election District 13 Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States in 1940. He died on 1 October 1967, in Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Lovell Cemetery, Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Paul Silas Emmett
Julia Eva Despain
Marriage: 8 February 1927
Elwood Despain Emmett
Norald Silas Emmett
Nina J Emmett
Bernice Emmett
Myrna Roween Emmett

Spouse and Children

8 February 1927
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


    Elwood Despain Emmett


    Norald Silas Emmett



    Bernice Emmett


    Myrna Roween Emmett


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 3

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English pet form of the female personal name Emma, introduced into England from France by the Normans, among whom it was extremely popular. The name is of Germanic origin, probably originating as a hypocoristic form of women's names with a first element ermin ‘entire’.

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

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Story Highlight

The old Ford Model A

Paul had an old Ford model A. It seemed one of its parts was always in the house on the kitchen table and the next thing anyone knew it was back on the road taking the family somewhere in it. Th …

Sources (3)

  • Paul O Emmett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Paul S Emmett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Paul S Emmett in household of Moses M Emmett, "United States Census, 1920"

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