When Emma Mary Commander was born on 10 July 1886, in Holmes, Florida, United States, her father, Robert James "Ira" 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 Argyle, Walton, Florida, United States in 1940 and De Funiak Springs, Walton, Florida, United States for about 1 years. 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.
English: from Middle English comander, comando(u)r ‘leader, ruler’, probably applied as a nickname, although it may also derived from Old French comandeor, 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.
Possibly also an Americanized form of German Kommander: cognate of 1 above, perhaps used instead of Hoffmann .