Benjamin Franklin "Dock" Emerson

Male25 November 1852–10 April 1939

Brief Life History of Benjamin Franklin "Dock"

When Benjamin Franklin "Dock" Emerson was born on 25 November 1852, in Kentucky, United States, his father, William Emerson, was 36 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Keas, was 24. He married Agnes Mary Eaton in 1880, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 7, Fannin, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 6, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 10 April 1939, in Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Forest Grove Cemetery, Telephone, Fannin, Texas, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin "Dock" Emerson
Erma Madessa Stockwell
Marriage: 9 October 1900
Claude E. Emerson
Neal Emerson
Bernard E Burn Emerson
Mary Ellen Emerson
Allie Mae Emerson

Sources (16)

  • Dock Emerson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • B. F. Emberson, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Benjiman Franklin Emerson, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1900Grayson, Texas, United States
  • Children (5)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 9

    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.


    Age 11

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

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 23

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic meaning ‘son of Emery’, or possibly a variant of Emmeson, from the Middle English personal name Emmott + -son, with later shortening of the first element (see Emmett ). See Emery and compare Empson .

    History: The poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82) was born in Boston of a line on his father's side that can be traced back through preachers to the first colonial generation. The name Emerson was brought over from England independently by various other people, including a Thomas Emerson who settled at Ipswich, MA, c. 1636.

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

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