Emma A Wyer


Brief Life History of Emma A

When Emma A Wyer was born in 1860, in Atchison, Missouri, United States, her father, Pierson V Wyer, was 37 and her mother, Theresa Mathursa Fulton, was 29. She lived in Clay Township, Atchison, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Missouri, United States in 1870.

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Pierson V Wyer
Theresa Mathursa Fulton
Emma A Wyer
Thomas Turner Wyre
David L Wyer
Mary W Wyre

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  • Ema A Wyer in household of P V Wyer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emma A Wire in household of Percin V Wire, "United States Census, 1870"

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 3

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.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 36

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Ware , from Middle English war(e), wer(e) ‘weir, fish trap’. This word developed regularly in early modern English to ware, wear(e), wer(re), weer(e), and weir(e), but it also appears as wier, wyre, and wire, presumably from a Middle English variant wire. The name may have been given to someone employed as a wereward ‘weir-keeper’. See also Weir and Wear .

English: in some cases, this is a habitational name from Wyre Forest or from Wyre Piddle, both in Worcestershire, probably named from a Celtic river name meaning ‘winding river’.

Irish (Westmeath and Offaly): from Mac an Mhaoir ‘son of the steward’; see Weir 4.

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

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