Emma Jane Prior

28 February 1869–2 July 1914 (Age 45)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Emma Jane

When Emma Jane Prior was born on 28 February 1869, in Ohio, United States, her father, Nathan Prior III, was 47 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Friend, was 34. She married Clement L. Alonzo Hart in 1885. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Paris Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Union Township, Van Wert, Ohio, United States in 1910. She died on 2 July 1914, at the age of 45, and was buried in Van Wert, Van Wert, Ohio, United States.

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Clement L. Alonzo Hart
Emma Jane Prior
Marriage: 1885
Harry Harlo Hart
Lulu Vole Hart
Freda Crystal Hart

Spouse and Children



    Harry Harlo Hart



    Freda Crystal Hart


Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth Ann Prior



    Andrew Clinton Prior




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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Age 2

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 13

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

1 Southern English, Scottish, Dutch, and German: ultimately from Latin prior ‘superior’, used to denote a prior, a monastic official immediately subordinate to an abbot, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a prior or, more often, an occupational name for a servant of a prior.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac an Phríora ‘son of the prior’ (this is the usual origin in Counties Cavan and Leitrim). Some examples may be Anglo-Norman, the same name as in 1.3 Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan: from prior, probably denoting someone in the service of a prior or a nickname for someone who behaved in a pompous way.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma J Hart in household of Clem V Hart, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emma J Hart in household of Clement L Hart, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emma J Priar in household of Nathan Priar, "United States Census, 1880"

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