Emily Elizabeth Somsen (Gentry) (1857 - 1902)

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Birthplace: Mundon, Essex, England
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
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About Emily Elizabeth Somsen (Gentry)

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Leonard G. Rice Company (1867)

About 500 individuals and about 50 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at North Platte, Nebraska

Age at departure: 10

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Birth: May 23, 1857, England

Death: Jul. 30, 1902 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA

Emily Elizabeth Gentry was born in Mundon, Essex, England to Samuel Gentry and Elizabeth Davis. She and her parents came to the United States and joined the Leonard G. Rice Company. The company of 500 under Leonard Rice began its journey from the outfitting post at North Platte, Nebraska on 8 August 1867 and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley October 1867.

Emily married Henry John Somsen 25 July 1877 in Echo, Summit County, Utah. They had seven children. Emily died in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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  • Garrett W Somsen (1892 - 1972)*

Burial: Cokeville Cemetery Cokeville Lincoln County Wyoming, USA

Created by: Carol STEVENS Record added: Nov 17, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 44472722

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Emily Elizabeth Somsen's Timeline

May 23, 1857
Mundon, Essex, England
July 25, 1877
Age 20
Echo, Summit, Utah Territory, USA
November 25, 1882
Age 25
Boise, Idaho
July 30, 1902
Age 45
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Cokeville, Lincoln, Wyoming, USA