Emma Mae Philmon

12 October 1915–27 January 2004 (Age 88)
Terry, Orange, Texas, United States

The Life of Emma Mae

When Emma Mae Philmon was born on 12 October 1915, in Terry, Orange, Texas, United States, her father, James Andrew Philmon Sr., was 41 and her mother, Arvittie Stephenson, was 24. She married James Rufus Blaylock Sr on 16 October 1932, in Vidor, Orange, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Jefferson, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 4, Orange, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 27 January 2004, in Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Vidor, Orange, Texas, United States.

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James Rufus Blaylock Sr
Emma Mae Philmon
Marriage: 16 October 1932
Marilyn Laverne Blaylock
James Rufus Blaylock Jr.
Jessie Wayne Blaylock

Spouse and Children

16 October 1932
Vidor, Orange, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 14

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Probably a variant of French or Greek Philemon .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Mae Philman in household of Jim Philman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma Mae Blaylock in household of James Blaylock, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emma Mae Blaylock in household of J R Blaylock, "United States Census, 1940"

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