Emma Edith Bunker

Brief Life History of Emma Edith

When Emma Edith Bunker was born on 16 September 1872, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, her father, Theodore Alfred Bunker, was 29 and her mother, Emma Edith Thompson, was 24. She married Alfred Edward Pyne on 8 February 1890, in Kings, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Islip, Suffolk, New York, United States in 1910 and New York City, New York, United States in 1915. She died on 17 April 1942, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 69.

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Alfred Edward Pyne
Emma Edith Bunker
Marriage: 8 February 1890
Alfred Edwin Pyne
Catharine Emma Pyne

Sources (18)

  • Emma Pyne in household of Alfred Pyne, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Emma Edith Bunker, "New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Edith Emma, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1938"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: nickname, of Norman origin, for a reliable or good-hearted person, from Old French bon ‘good’ + cuer ‘heart’ (from Latin cor).

German (Bünker): variant of Bönker (see Boenker ).

History: Bunker Hill in Charlestown, MA, was named as land assigned in 1634 to George Bunker of Charlestown, who had emigrated from Odell in Bedfordshire, England.

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

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