Emma Sarah Boddie

22 August 1872–21 October 1957 (Age 85)
Lincoln, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Emma Sarah

When Emma Sarah Boddie was born on 22 August 1872, in Lincoln, Louisiana, United States, her father, James Henry Hugh Boddie, was 24 and her mother, Mary Emma May, was 21. She married Edwin Moses Tilley on 12 December 1893. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Arcadia, Bienville, Louisiana, United States for about 10 years and Ward One, Bienville, Louisiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 21 October 1957, in Bienville, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 85.

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Edwin Moses Tilley
Emma Sarah Boddie
Marriage: 12 December 1893
James Wesley Tilley
Myrtle Tilley
Bessie Ruth Tilley
Fairy Maye Tilley
Burkey Edwin Tilley Sr
Rarkey Tilley
Joseph Tilley
Lesper Tilley

Spouse and Children

12 December 1893


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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 3

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 24

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

1 English: variant spelling of Body .2 Possibly an altered form of the German habitational name Boddi(e)n, from either of two places so named, in Mecklenburg and Brandenburg.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Tilley in household of Edd M Tilley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emma Tilley in household of Ed M Tilley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emma S Tilley in household of Edmond M Tilley, "United States Census, 1900"

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