Emma Florence Tower

Female22 March 1851–after 1920

Brief Life History 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, and was buried in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

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

Sources (24)

  • Emma Tower in household of Eli Tower, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ema Florance Tower, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Emma Florence Tower, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 December 1872Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (11)

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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: topographic name for someone who lived near a tower, usually a defensive fortification or watchtower, from Middle English, Old French tūr (from Latin turris).

    English: 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’).

    Americanized form of German Tauer .

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

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