Emily <I>Blacknell</I> Hoggard

Emily Blacknell Hoggard

Death 15 Sep 1896 (aged 69)
American Fork, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial American Fork, Utah County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 5057286 · View Source
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Emily Blacknall Hoggard was born in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England. Her father was a tailor and her mother was a lace maker. From her early youth until her marriage, Emily was an embroiderer and finisher of fancy gloves for a glove factory.

Emily married James Hoggard in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England, when she was seventeen years old, and they made their home in Calverton. Thirteen children were born of this union.

They were visited by the missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and were baptized as member of the Church.

They were comfortably situated in England, but were willing to leave worldly possessions, friends, and relatives to join the Saints in Utah. James went to America first. He worked and saved for a year, then sent for his wife and children to join him.

On April 26, 1855, Emily and her five small children sailed on the ship, "William Stetson," for New York. The trip was hard on all of them. During the passage, her daughter Emma Dorothy died and was buried at sea without her father ever seeing her.

The family stayed at Burlington, Iowa, and began to work and save for the trip to Utah. Their son, Hyrum, was born in 1856 and just three weeks later they began to cross the Plains with Captain Merrill's Wagon Company.

They were sent to American Fork and camped by the creek that ran along the north wall of the fort. Emily took her family and gleaned in the fields for food to sustain life. They had many trying times, but never gave up on life.

The Hoggard's built their home in American Fork, where Emily passed away on September 15 1896.

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  • Created by: Lee Drew
  • Added: 13 Sep 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5057286
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emily Blacknell Hoggard (14 Feb 1827–15 Sep 1896), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5057286, citing American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Lee Drew (contributor 18885944) .