Emma Wilson Hirst

20 Feb 1858 - 13 Aug 1941

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Emma Wilson Hirst

20 Feb 1858 - 13 Aug 1941
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EMMA WILSON HIRST By Emma Wilson Hirst I was born at Witwood, England. I had the following brothers and sisters: William Cooper, John, Mary Annah, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Francis, Sarah Hannah, Asa, Elizannah and Annie Wilson. During my life I have had many friends. I have belonged to the Church of Je
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Emma Wilson Hirst


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


June 1, 2011


June 1, 2011

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Emma Wilson Hirst

Contributor: doddemagen Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

EMMA WILSON HIRST By Emma Wilson Hirst I was born at Witwood, England. I had the following brothers and sisters: William Cooper, John, Mary Annah, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Francis, Sarah Hannah, Asa, Elizannah and Annie Wilson. During my life I have had many friends. I have belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since I was nine years old. I was baptized in England by Elder Carney who was on a mission at that time. I have always been of a religious nature and have got much good from the Church. My social life has been with the Church and I have enjoyed the association very much. Physically I have always had a good physical body and have always enjoyed the best of health. My education was very limited. I am able to read and write but didn't get very far in school as I had to go to work while very young. When I was fourteen year old I walked four miles a day and worked in a factory. I worked in the fields at nine years old. When I was twenty-three year old I left my parents in England and came to America. My ambitions have been that I should always be well respected, honest, and raise a well-respected family and to have a good home for them. One great handicap was in losing my husband at the age of fifty-nine. My advantages have been through always having good friends and neighbors. I was married when I was twenty-four into the Hirst family. They were a very good, religious family, having emigrated from England to this country for their religion. Mr. Hirst had eleven brothers and sisters who belonged to the church. My greatest trial was the loss of my husband. My joys have been through the association of church and family. My successes have been having a good home for myself and being able to do for others through taking care of motherless children. I have usually accomplished what I have attempted to do. I have been a Relief Society teacher for forty-eight years and was a member of Relief Society Choir. I was secretary of the Primary for one year. My environment has always been good. I helped during the time I was in England with missionary work, going with the Elders to street meetings and helping distribute tracts. I have always had a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. I have seen many healings, one especially when an evil spirit was rebuked and the woman made well immediately. A promise that was made to me in the Endowment House always meant a great deal to me. I lost my first baby but Eliza R. Snow promised that I would live to raise a big family and wouldn't lose another child. I have seven children all of which are living. This has always been a testimony to me. I have done quite a lot of temple work. I have done all the names I have been able to get. My immediate family has had all the work done for them. During my life I have waited on and taken care of 100 women during confinement. *These are a few notes made by Emma Wilson Hirst. She wrote them in her later life. Our mother, Lillian Prince, lived in her home as a child when her father was serving a mission for the church.

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Emma Wilson Hirst was born on 20 Feb 1858
Emma Wilson Hirst was 3 years old when Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of United States. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
Emma Wilson Hirst was 22 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Emma Wilson Hirst was 27 years old when Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published in the United States. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, the narrator of two other Twain novels and a friend of Tom Sawyer. It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Emma Wilson Hirst was 41 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
Emma Wilson Hirst was 51 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
Emma Wilson Hirst was 59 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Emma Wilson Hirst was 70 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Emma Wilson Hirst was 82 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Emma Wilson Hirst died on 13 Aug 1941 at the age of 83
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