Emma Wilde

26 June 1863–18 September 1944 (Age 81)
New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Emma

When Emma Wilde was born on 26 June 1863, in New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Herman Wilde, was 36 and her mother, Wilhelmina Klotz, was 36. She married Edwin Ferguson on 26 January 1881, in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 18 September 1944, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Forest Park, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Young
Emma Wilde
Marriage: 3 September 1889
Grace Young
Bessie Mae Young

Spouse and Children

    Andrew Young



3 September 1889
Kane, Illinois, United States


    Grace Young



Parents and Siblings


    Wilhelmina Klotz




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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

Age 4

The Chicago water tower was built out of Lemont limestone by William W. Boyington and was used for firefighting and also drawing clean water from Lake Michigan. The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some believe that the tower was the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire, but a few other buildings survived alongside the tower. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and how the city recovered from the fire. The tower has undergone only two renovations since 1913. 
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 22

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

1 Irish, English, and German: variant of Wild .2 Dutch (de Wilde) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a violent, unruly, and irascible man, from Middle Dutch wilde ‘wild’, German Wilde ‘wild man’, ‘savage’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Young in household of Andrew Young, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emma Wild in household of H Wild, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emma Wilds in household of Hannah Wilds, "United States Census, 1860"

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