James Hyrum Empey (1857 - 1943)

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Nicknames: "note: had a step-son Raymond McIntosh b.(c) 1900 Utah"
Birthplace: Salt Lake city, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Death: Died in Junction, Piute, Utah, USA
Managed by: Christopher Lee Empey
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About James Hyrum Empey

Biographical Summary:

James Hyrum Empey (1857-1943) When he was nine years of age the family moved to St.George. He grew to manhood in Utah's Dixie. He spent one and a half years working on the St.George Temple and was a missionary to the Navajo and Moquitch Indians for 18 months. He hauled freight between St.George and SLC for five years. It took a month to make the trip. After marrying Harriet they moved to Panaca, Nevada, where they lived a number of years. They were parents of nine children. While there, he served as leader of the choir and superintendent of the Sunday School, serving many years. When his wife passed away he moved to Junction. He later married his wife's sister. They separated and she later died. He then married Mrs. Eva Johann Leibert Gilger. After 8 years they divorced. He was a machinist and blacksmith, having spent 35 years working at that trade. For several years after coming to Junction he was in the mercantile business and served as a member of the Junction Town Board and for a number of years was president of the City Creek Irrigation Company. At the time of his death he was the oldest resident and lived in Junction for 33 years.

Marriages:

  1. Harriet Keele (Md.Jun 15 1881)(Died Jul 11 1906)
  2. Mary Keele McIntosh (Md.Jul 15 1909) ( (died 20 1916)
  3. Eva J Gilger (Md.Aug 29 1916)(Div.Jun 3 1924)
  4. Mary Eva LaBarron Bay (Md. 9/9/1926) Cause of Death: Stroke

SOURCE: Find A Grave Memorial# 23246516. www.findagrave.com

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James Hyrum Empey's Timeline

1857
October 12, 1857
Salt Lake city, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
1881
June 15, 1881
Age 23
1882
March 28, 1882
Age 24
Panaca, Lincoln County, Nevada, United States
1883
December 23, 1883
Age 26
Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, USA
1885
August 27, 1885
Age 27
1887
July 7, 1887
Age 29
Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, USA
1889
May 9, 1889
Age 31
1893
October 22, 1893
Age 36
Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, USA
1895
April 14, 1895
Age 37
Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, USA
1900
January 14, 1900
Age 42
Pioche, NV, USA