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Posted By: Sharon R Becker (email)
Date: 2/7/2016 at 19:07:36

Biography ~ Emma (Temple) Silver
February 22, 1822 ~ March 30, 1891

Emma (Temple) Silver was born in 1822, Sunninghill, Berkshire, England, the daughter of Francis and Sarah (Jennings) Temple. Emma married Joseph E. Silver. Joseph was born in 1825, Sunninghill, England, the son of Joseph and Ann (Marchant) Silver. Emma and Joseph became the parents of four children: Ann, born 1845, England; Emily, born ca. 1851, England; Joseph Temple, born 1869; and Ada, born 1870. Joseph was a grocer and Emma was a dressmaker.
The Silvers joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in May of 1848, baptized by J. Lewis. They attended the Southampton [England] Conference. Some time after the death of their daughter Ann, the Silvers came to America with the Mormon migration, leaving Liverpool on April 23, 1861 aboard The Underwriter, and arriving in New York City on May 21, 1861. The Silvers joined the Milo Andrus Mormon Handcart Company in 1861, headed for Utah.

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Deseret Weekly News
Desert, Utah
January 01, 1862

Accident to and Detention of an Emigrant.

Mr. Joseph Silver from England by last season's emigration, now residing at Cold Springs Mail Station, Nebraska Territory has written to President Brigham Young a statement of the causes which led to his detention on the plains, a brief synopsis of which we publish for the benefit of Mr. Silver's friends both in this Territory and in England. While traveling in Capt. Andrus' company between Chimney Rock and Scott's Bluffs, an accident occurred which rendered his further progress on his journey imprudent if not impossible. Mrs. [Emma] Silver had the misfortune to be run over by a wagon and was so injured that her life was for some time despaired of. Believing however, that while there was life there was hope, Mr. Silver by the assistance of kind friends, had her wounds dressed and she was otherwise made as comfortable as the circumstances with which they were surrounded would permit, and she has been gradually recovering ever since. Mr. Silver entertains the hope that he will be able to continue his journey to this place in the Spring, and the pleasure of a happy meeting with his old friends and acquaintances.

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Emma and Joseph divorced sometime prior to 1880. Joseph remained in Salt Lake City where he died on July 14, 1895. He was interred at Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Emma and her son Joseph Temple Silver left the Mormon Church and were baptized and confirmed members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on June 6, 1870, Salt Lake City, by Thomas Liez. They moved to Lamoni in 1881.

Emma died on March 30, 1891, at Lamoni.

Joseph Temple Silver was born in 1869, Salt Lake City, Utah, and died in 1926, Lamoni, Iowa. He married Flora Anna Mayhew, born April 21, 1870, Indiana, the daughter of Elisha and Anna M. Mayhew. Flora died in June of 1968, Lamoni, Iowa. Joseph and Flora were interred at Rose Hill Cemetery, Lamoni, Iowa.

Joseph and Flora were the parents of: Howard Maxwell Silver (1889-1981); Ralph Edison Silver (1893-1996); and, Dr. Clair Temple Silver (1906-2004).

Mormon Immigration Index (1840-1890), BMR, Book #1047, pp. 17-44 (FHL #025,691);
Early Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints database

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2016


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