Emma Mary Commander

Female10 July 1886–1 August 1961

Brief Life History of Emma Mary

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.

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Jesse James Wood
Emma Mary Commander
Marriage: 3 March 1912
James Millard Wood
Bonnie Lou Wood
Oma Eleanor Wood
Robert Junior Wood
Ruth Olene Wood

Sources (16)

  • Emma Wood, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Emma Commander, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Mary Emma Commander Wood, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 March 1912Geneva, Alabama, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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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

    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 .

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

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