Emil Pehrson was born to Eric Johan Pehrsson and Anna Sophia Ericsdotter Jonsson on 3 September 1867 in Vernon, Utah Territory. On 14 May 1896, he married Christina Gustafsson in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a member of the Vernon Ward bishopric and served as a trustee of the Vernon School District. Pehrson also worked as the secretary-treasurer of the Vernon Irrigation Company. He died on 30 March 1950 in Vernon.
 “Emil Pehrson,” FamilySearch (Person ID: KW8D-VHY), accessed 16 Apr. 2020, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KW8D-VHY; “Emil Pehrson, Beloved Vernon Man Summoned,” Transcript-Bulletin, 7 Apr. 1950, 1.