Emma Starrett

7 December 1874–24 March 1943 (Age 68)
Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States

The Life of Emma

When Emma Starrett was born on 7 December 1874, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, her father, Alexander Dallas Starrett, was 27 and her mother, Paralee Cordelia Hall, was 27. She married Francis Richardson Nelson Sr. on 31 October 1899, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 24 March 1943, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Francis Richardson Nelson Sr.
Emma Starrett
Marriage: 31 October 1899
Francis Richardson Nelson Jr.
Emily Starrett Nelson
John Starrett Nelson
Margaret Ruth Nelson
Martha Jane Nelson
Baby Boy Nelson

Spouse and Children

31 October 1899
Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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

Age 1

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

Age 22

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

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from Stairaird (now Stirie) in the parish of Dalry, Ayrshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Nelson in household of Francis R Nelson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emma Nelson in household of Francis R Nelson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emma Starret in household of Alexander Starret, "United States Census, 1880"

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