Nancy Emeline Tolbert

15 August 1865–23 November 1908 (Age 43)
Lavaca, Texas, United States

The Life of Nancy Emeline

When Nancy Emeline Tolbert was born on 15 August 1865, in Lavaca, Texas, United States, her father, Levi Amos Tolbert, was 38 and her mother, Nancy Elizabeth McCord, was 38. She married Benjamin Madison Falks on 16 July 1882, in Lavaca, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 23 November 1908, in Gonzales, Texas, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Gonzales, Texas, United States.

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Benjamin Madison Falks
Nancy Emeline Tolbert
Marriage: 16 July 1882
Jesse Colombus Falks
Levi Almos Falks
Steenie Melissa Falks
Bart Falks
Ruth Ann Falks
Benjamin Allen Falks
James Madison Falks
Ed Newby Falks

Spouse and Children

16 July 1882
Lavaca, Texas, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Levi Amos Tolbert


    Nancy Elizabeth McCord




    James McCord Tolbert


    Mary Jane Tolbert


    William Porter Tolbert


    Henry Steward Tolbert



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 5

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 16

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

French and English (of Norman origin): from a Continental Germanic personal name composed of a first element of uncertain meaning + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Emeline Tolbert in household of Levi Tolbert, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emma Falks in household of Ben Falks, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emma Tolbert in entry for Bart Falks, "Texas, Gonzales County, Death records, 1863-1970"

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