Emma Esther Purcell

26 June 1883–21 December 1909 (Age 26)
Aleipata, Samoa

The Life Summary of Emma Esther

When Emma Esther Purcell was born on 26 June 1883, in Aleipata, Samoa, her father, William Purcell, was 36 and her mother, Matafua Afualo, was 51. She married Henry Kahalemanu on 31 January 1907, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She died on 21 December 1909, at the age of 26, and was buried in Iosepa, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Kahalemanu
Emma Esther Purcell
Marriage: 31 January 1907

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 January 1907Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1886 · Giving Working Men a Union
    Age 3
    The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 13
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English, Welsh, and Irish (of Norman origin): from Old French pourcel ‘little pig’ (from Latin porcellus, a diminutive of porcus ‘pig’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, or a nickname, perhaps denoting someone thought to resemble a pig. This surname is common in Ireland, having become established there in the 12th century. There may sometimes be confusion with Pearsall .English: habitational name from Purshull in Elmbridge, Worcestershire. The placename derives from an uncertain first element + Old English hyll ‘hill’.

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

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    Sources (30)

    • Esther Percell, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Emmie Purcell, "World Miscellaneous Births and Baptisms, 1534-1983"
    • Emma Purcell Halemanu, "BillionGraves Index"

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