Emma Beck Evans

12 January 1840–11 June 1913 (Age 73)
Payson, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Emma Beck

When Emma Beck Evans was born on 12 January 1840, in Payson, Adams, Illinois, United States, her father, David Evans, was 35 and her mother, Mary Beck, was 35. She married Prime Thornton Coleman Sr on 10 November 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850 and Glendale, Kane, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 11 June 1913, in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Thatcher Cemetery, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Prime Thornton Coleman Sr
Emma Beck Evans
Marriage: 10 November 1856
Sarah Francelle Coleman
Mary Annetta Coleman
Prime Thornton Coleman Jr
David Evans Coleman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 8
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 21
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: derivative of Evan , from Efan, Ifan, medieval forms of Ieuan (from Latin Johannes, the source of English John), dating from c. 1500, with the post-medieval patronymic suffix -s. Welsh Sion was a separate borrowing of English John, and Evan (Ieuan) and Sion developed as independent names.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Journal of Harriet Eliza Bunting Eagar, comprising 1887-1920

    [Note from transcriber: many of you reading this will find your ancestors mentioned because Eliza wrote of the people she loved and associated with, and people who were kind to her family. Journal of …

    Sources (30)

    • Emma Beck Evans in entry for Sarah Francelle Heywood, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Emma B Coleman, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Emma B Coleman in entry for Joseph N Heywood and Sarah Francelle Coleman, "Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993"

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