Emma Margaret Schultz

29 March 1883–24 December 1978 (Age 95)
Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States

The Life of Emma Margaret

When Emma Margaret Schultz was born on 29 March 1883, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, her father, Heinrich Henry Schuldt, was 41 and her mother, Catherine Elizabeth Dorothea Kohne, was 27. She married William Hastings Towers on 30 January 1907, in Woodland, Yolo, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Sutterville, Sacramento, California, United States in 1910. She died on 24 December 1978, in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Hastings Towers
Emma Margaret Schultz
Marriage: 30 January 1907
Dorothy Ruth Towers
Viola May Towers
Ernest William Towers
Mary Elizabeth Towers
Harold Henry Towers

Spouse and Children

30 January 1907
Woodland, Yolo, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Heinrich Henry Schuldt


    Catherine Elizabeth Dorothea Kohne




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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 8

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 25

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

1 German: status name for a village headman, from a contracted form of Middle High German schultheize. The term originally denoted a man responsible for collecting dues and paying them to the lord of the manor; it is a compound of sculd(a) ‘debt’, ‘due’ + a derivative of heiz(z)an ‘to command’. The surname is also established in Scandinavia.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schulze(see 1 above). The reason for adoption are uncertain, but may perhaps have referred to a rabbi, seen as the head of a Jewish community, or to a trustee of a synagogue.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Towers in household of William H Towers, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emma Schultz in entry for Irvin Hanson and Dorothy Towers, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997"
  • Emma M Schultz in entry for Grant Stewart Gay and Viola May Towers, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997"

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