George Riley Emigh

13 February 1875–17 December 1944 (Age 69)
Des Moines Township, Boone, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of George Riley

When George Riley Emigh was born on 13 February 1875, in Des Moines Township, Boone, Iowa, United States, his father, Edward Burgess Emigh, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Sophrona Hull, was 21. He married Frances Elvinia Martin on 25 April 1899, in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Blue Springs, Gage, Nebraska, United States in 1880. He died on 17 December 1944, in Cherokee, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Collinsville, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.

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George Riley Emigh
Frances Elvinia Martin
Marriage: 25 April 1899
Thomas Irvin Emigh
Frank Allen Emigh
Norene Emigh
Monroe Emigh
Elaine Emigh
Edward Emigh
Ermal Emigh
Noble Emigh
Maybelle Emigh

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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
Age 1
The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building
Age 9
The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 21
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

Variant spelling of German Emig .

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

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Sources (21)

  • George Emigh, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George R Emigh, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Geo Emigh in household of Edward Emigh, "United States Census, 1880"

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