Emma Furse

1852–9 April 1899 (Age 47)
Mevagissey, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Emma

When Emma Furse was born in 1852, in Mevagissey, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Henry Furse, was 37 and her mother, Margaret Harvey, was 40. She married Thomas Archer on 4 September 1875, in Wellington, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 9 April 1899, in Wellington, New Zealand, at the age of 47, and was buried in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Archer
Emma Furse
Marriage: 4 September 1875
Ellen Emma Archer
Thomas Andrew Archer
Ann Eliza Archer
Margaret Archer
Sara Selina Lyle or Lillier Selina Archer
Edward Thomas Archer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 September 1875Wellington, New Zealand
  • Children


    +1 More Child

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    +3 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 2
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1858 · New Provinces Act
    Age 6
    The New Provinces Act was established to help create new Provinces in the quickly growing region of New Zealand. This Act also helped kept laws in check as well as create Provincial Councils to help govern over the people within the areas.
    Age 32
    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Devon and Cornwall): topographic name for someone who lived on a piece of land that was thickly grown with gorse, from Middle English furs, firs ‘furze, furze-covered land’ (Old English fyrs), or a habitational name from a place called with this word, as for example Furze in Devon and Cornwall. Compare Furze .

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Emma Furse in household of William Furse, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Emma Archer in entry for Edward Archer, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
    • Emma Archer in entry for Emma Ellen Archer, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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