James Hyrum Empey

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James Hyrum Empey

Also Known As: "note: had a step-son Raymond McIntosh b.(c) 1900 Utah"
Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Salt Lake city, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Death: February 19, 1943 (85)
Junction, Piute, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Junction, Piute, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Adam Empey and Martha Fielding Empey
Husband of Harriette Empey; Mary E. McIntosh; Eva Johanna Empey and Mary Eva Empey
Father of Martha (Mary) Elizabeth Empey; Annie Ethel Empey; Edith Harriet Empey; <private> Woods (Empey); Rhoda May Empey and 6 others
Brother of Sarah Ann Stout; John William Fielding Empey; Martha Ann Empey; Joshua Fielding Empey; Heber Fielding Empey Sr. and 3 others
Half brother of Robert Nephi Empey; Charles Henry Empey; Joseph Lamoni Porter Empey, Sr.; George Alford Empey; Arthur Empey, Sr. and 12 others

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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.


  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

October 12, 1857
Salt Lake city, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
March 28, 1882
Age 24
Panaca, Lincoln County, Nevada, United States
December 23, 1883
Age 26
Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, USA
August 27, 1885
Age 27
May 9, 1889
Age 31
Panaca, Lincoln County, Nevada, United States
October 22, 1893
Age 36
Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, United States