Emma Mary Commander

10 July 1886–1 August 1961 (Age 75)
Holmes, Florida, United States

The Life of Emma Mary

When Emma Mary Commander was born on 10 July 1886, in Holmes, Florida, United States, her father, Robert James Commander, was 37 and her mother, Cassey Caroline Worthington, was 38. She married W.P. Chason on 19 March 1905, in Holmes, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Walton, Florida, United States in 1935 and Argyle, Walton, Florida, United States in 1940. She died on 1 August 1961, in Florida, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mount Ida Methodist Church Cemetery, New Hope, Holmes, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

W.P. Chason
Emma Mary Commander
Marriage: 19 March 1905
Missie Commander

Spouse and Children

19 March 1905
Holmes, Florida, United States


    Missie Commander


Parents and Siblings

    Robert James Commander


    Cassey Caroline Worthington




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World Events (8)

1887 · Eatonville is Incorporated

Age 1

On August 15, 1887, the town of Eatonville was incorporated into Orange County, Florida. The town is significant for being one of the first all-black, self-governed municipalities in the country.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 20

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English comander, comando(u)r ‘leader’, ‘ruler’, probably applied as a nickname, although Reaney suggests that the term, derived from Old French comandeor, also denoted the officer in charge of a commandery, for example of the Knights Templars, and in this sense it would have been an occupational or status name.2 Americanized spelling of German Kommander, a name of uncertain origin. Brechenmacher suggests that it may be a Classicized form of Hoffmann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • M Emma Wood, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary E Wood, "Florida, State Census, 1945"
  • Emma Commander in household of Robert Commander, "United States Census, 1900"

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