Emma L Markham

Brief Life History of Emma L

When Emma L Markham was born on 23 March 1842, in Dayton, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, her father, Darius Markham, was 31 and her mother, Mary Ann Merrill, was 24. She married William Wallace Remington on 16 June 1861. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Red House, Cattaraugus, New York, United States in 1905 and Red House, Red House, Cattaraugus, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died on 5 October 1921, at the age of 79.

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William Wallace Remington
Emma L Markham
Marriage: 16 June 1861
Ida Adelia Remington
Norton Remington
George Remington
Frank Orange Remington
Newell Remington
Millie Blanche Remington
Delbert Remington
William W Remington

Sources (21)

  • Emma Markham in household of Darius Markham, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emma Markham in entry for William Remington, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Emma Markham in household of Darius Markham, "United States Census, 1850"

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Markham Clinton or East Markham (Nottinghamshire). The placename derives from Old English mearc ‘mark, boundary’ + hām ‘village, homestead’ or hamm ‘water meadow’.

Irish: English surname used as an equivalent of Gaelic Ó Marcacháin ‘descendant of Marcachán’, a diminutive of Marcach ‘horseman, rider’ (see Markey ). This was originally a Galway surname but is now found mainly in Clare, sometimes translated into English as Ryder .

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

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