Mary Catherine "Kate" Putnam

2 September 1854–10 May 1924 (Age 69)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Catherine "Kate"

When Mary Catherine "Kate" Putnam was born on 2 September 1854, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Samuel Porter Putnam, was 32 and her mother, Mary McWilliams, was 25. She married Henry Brewerton Emery on 7 June 1885, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. She lived in Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan Territory, United States in 1910. She died on 10 May 1924, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan, United States.

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Henry Brewerton Emery
Mary Catherine "Kate" Putnam
Marriage: 7 June 1885

Spouse and Children

7 June 1885
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1855 · Lager Beer Riot

Age 1

The Lager Beer Riot came at a time in Chicago's history where large waves of Irish and German immigrants moved to the city. The Riot was started because the Mayor of the city renewed enforcement of an old liquor ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and to raise the cost of a license to sell liquor from $50 to $300 each year. This didn't sit well with the German immigrants because they felt like it was directed towards them and their heritage. There was only one death throughout the time of the riot, though protesters claimed that it was more.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in Hertfordshire and Surrey, called Puttenham, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Putta, meaning ‘kite’ (the bird) + Old English hām ‘homestead’.

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

Story Highlight

Mary Catherine "Kate" Putnam Emery (2 September 1854 – 10 May 1924)

Married: Henry Brewerton Emery, 7 Jun 1885 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois She was an actress and wrote a 3 act play called "The Jokers" about ten years before her death. ( …

Sources (3)

  • Katie P Emery in household of Harry B Emery, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Katherine Putnam Emery, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"
  • Mrs Katherine Or Katie Putnam Emery, "Utah, Obituaries from Utah Newspapers, 1850-2005"

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