Emma Florence Tower

22 March 1851–after 1920 (Age 68)
Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Emma Florence

When Emma Florence Tower was born on 22 March 1851, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Eli Tower, was 44 and her mother, Mary Fletcher, was 38. She married Charles Henry Pickering on 31 December 1872, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870 and Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. She died after 1920, at the age of 70, and was buried in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Charles Henry Pickering
1848–1920
Emma Florence Tower
1851–1920
Marriage: 31 December 1872
Leon Dexter Pickering
1886–
Marie Fletcher Pickering
1889–

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MARRIAGE
31 December 1872
Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
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World Events (8)

1863

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 12

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 19

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English:1. topographic name for someone who lived near a tower, usually a defensive fortification or watchtower, from Middle English, Old French tūr (Latin turris). 2. occupational name for someone who dressed white leather, cured with alum rather than tanned with bark, from an agent derivative of Middle English taw(en) (Old English tawian ‘to prepare, make ready’). 3. Americanized spelling of German Tauer .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Tower in household of Eli Tower, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emma Tower in household of Eli Tower, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Elmira Pickering in household of Charles H Pickering, "United States Census, 1910"

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