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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Family Time Line

Benjamin Madison Falks
1855–1938
Nancy Emeline Tolbert
1865–1908
Marriage: 16 July 1882
Jesse Colombus Falks
1883–1955
Levi Almos Falks
1885–1900
Steenie Melissa Falks
1887–1969
Bart Falks
1890–1973
Ruth Ann Falks
1894–1968
Benjamin Allen Falks
1897–1971
James Madison Falks
1900–1938
Ed Newby Falks
1904–1977

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 July 1882
Lavaca, Texas, United States
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Levi Amos Tolbert

    Male1826–1890Male

    Nancy Elizabeth McCord

    Female1826–1867Female

siblings

(8)

    James McCord Tolbert

    Male1842–Male

    Mary Jane Tolbert

    Female1847–1930Female

    William Porter Tolbert

    Male1849–1906Male

    Henry Steward Tolbert

    Male1852–1940Male

    Male1857–1944Male

+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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