Emma L Markham

Female23 March 1842–5 October 1921

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, Red House, Cattaraugus, New York, United States for about 15 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 (20)

  • 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"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 June 1861
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 4

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 21

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 21

    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.

    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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