Charles Henry Empey, Sr. (1858 - 1926)

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Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Death: Died in Price, Carbon, Utah, USA
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Obituary:

Early Settler of Price River Valley Passes Away Here

Son of First Utah Pioneers Succumbs to Heart Disease After Illness of 4 years; Funeral Held

Charles Henry Empey, one of the original settlers of the Price River valley, died Friday night from heart trouble at the age of 67 years. Funeral services were conducted at 4:30 Sunday afternoon at the L.D.S. tabernacle in charge of Bishop W. E. Stoker. The opening prayer was offered by Henry G. Mathis and President A. W. Horsley pronounced the benediction, while Ernest S. Horsley was the other speaker. Musical selections were furnished by the tabernacle choir and a male quartet. Oliver J. Harmon dedicated the grave at Price City cemetery, where the burial rites were performed.

The deceased was born in Salt Lake City on August 22, 1858, the son of William and Mary Porter Empey, early Utah pioneers. William Empey was one of the first pioneers of Utah, coming across the plains in the wagon train with Brigham Young and arriving in Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. When Charles was about four years of age, the family moved to St. George, where they resided for many years.

Charles Henry Empey married Keziah Janes Jones Stewart of Paragonah on April, 1881, and the following year crossed the Wasatch mountains and made his home among the first settlers along the Price River. He was instrumental in developing and building up this section of the state in the early days, his principal occupation being farming. Keziah Jane Empey died on May 12, 1905. About four years ago, Mr. Empey suffered a severe attack of influenza, resulting in heart trouble with which he has been afflicted intermittently since that time. He had not been active at any time during the last four years. He suffered another serious attack about two months ago, which gradually became worse until death came late Friday night at the old family home.

Five children were born to Charles Henry Empey and wife, three of whom now live and reside in this city. Mary and Charles Empey died several years ago. The other children are Claude J. Empey, assistant cashier of the Carbon County bank; Carl Empey, and Mrs. A. W. McKinnon, all of Price.

The deceased was a brother of the late Nelson Empey, for many years a bishop in Salt Lake City. Other brothers and sisters, whose names and addresses are unknown, are scattered throughout Utah and Idaho. A step-son, Edward Stewart of Mountain Home, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Lars Frandsen of Los Angeles, also survive. Mrs. Maggie Valentine of Salt Lake, another step-daughter, is dead.

SOURCE: The News Advocate, Utah - 1 Jul 1926. Retrieved from http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17739114

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Birth: Aug. 22, 1858 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA

Death: Jun. 25, 1926 Price Carbon County Utah, USA

Son of William Adam Empey and Mary Harriet Porter

Married Keziah Jane Jones, Apr 1881, Paragonah, Iron, Utah

Children - Mary Ann Empey, Charles Henry Empey Jr., Ella May Empey, Claudius Jones Empey, Carlos William Empey

Obituary - Early Settler of Price River Valley Passes Away Here

Son of First Utah Pioneers Succumbs to Heart Disease After Illness of 4 years; Funeral Held

Charles Henry Empey, one of the original settlers of the Price River valley, died Friday night from heart trouble at the age of 67 years. Funeral services were conducted at 4:30 Sunday afternoon at the L.D.S. tabernacle in charge of Bishop W. E. Stoker. The opening prayer was offered by Henry G. Mathis and President A. W. Horsley pronounced the benediction, while Ernest S. Horsley was the other speaker. Musical selections were furnished by the tabernacle choir and a male quartet. Oliver J. Harmon dedicated the grave at Price City cemetery, where the burial rites were performed.

The deceased was born in Salt Lake City on August 22, 1858, the son of William and Mary Porter Empey, early Utah pioneers. William Empey was one of the first pioneers of Utah, coming across the plains in the wagon train with Brigham Young and arriving in Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. When Charles was about four years of age, the family moved to St. George, where they resided for many years.

Charles Henry Empey married Keziah Janes Jones Stewart of Paragonah on April, 1881, and the following year crossed the Wasatch mountains and made his home among the first settlers along the Price River. He was instrumental in developing and building up this section of the state in the early days, his principal occupation being farming. Keziah Jane Empey died on May 12, 1905. About four years ago, Mr. Empey suffered a severe attack of influenza, resulting in heart trouble with which he has been afflicted intermittently since that time. He had not been active at any time during the last four years. He suffered another serious attack about two months ago, which gradually became worse until death came late Friday night at the old family home.

Five children were born to Charles Henry Empey and wife, three of whom now live and reside in this city. Mary and Charles Empey died several years ago. The other children are Claude J. Empey, assistant cashier of the Carbon County bank; Carl Empey, and Mrs. A. W. McKinnon, all of Price.

The deceased was a brother of the late Nelson Empey, for many years a bishop in Salt Lake City. Other brothers and sisters, whose names and addresses are unknown, are scattered throughout Utah and Idaho. A step-son, Edward Stewart of Mountain Home, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Lars Frandsen of Los Angeles, also survive. Mrs. Maggie Valentine of Salt Lake, another step-daughter, is dead.

The News Advocate, Utah - 1 Jul 1926


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Parents:
  • William Adam Empey (1808 - 1890)
  • Mary Harriet Porter Empey (1832 - 1869)
Spouse:
  • Keziah Jane Jones Empey (1855 - 1905)*
Children:
  • Mary Jones Empey Phelps (1884 - 1907)*
  • Charles Henry Empey (1887 - 1896)*
  • Ella May Empey McKinnon (1891 - 1962)*
  • Claudius Jones Empey (1893 - 1954)*
 Carlos William Empey (1893 - 1965)*

Burial: Price City Cemetery Price Carbon County Utah, USA Plot: 1-A-014-03

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Charles Henry Empey's Timeline

1858
August 22, 1858
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
1881
April, 1881
Age 22
Paragon, Iron, Utah, USA
1884
October 26, 1884
Age 26
Price, Carbon, Utah, USA
1887
April 6, 1887
Age 28
Price, Carbon, Utah, USA
1891
May 2, 1891
Age 32
Price, Carbon, Utah, USA
1893
June 26, 1893
Age 34
Price, Carbon, Utah, USA
June 26, 1893
Age 34
Price, Carbon, Utah, USA
1926
June 25, 1926
Age 67
Price, Carbon, Utah, USA
June 27, 1926
Age 67
Price, Carbon, Utah, USA