Emma May Gilmore

3 May 1873–24 August 1960 (Age 87)
Weatherford, Parker, Texas, United States

The Life of Emma May

When Emma May Gilmore was born on 3 May 1873, in Weatherford, Parker, Texas, United States, her father, Thomas Howard Gilmore, was 22 and her mother, Nancy Christina Wooley, was 22. She married William N. Blackwell on 5 February 1890, in Scurry, Kaufman, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Kent, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 3, Dickens, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 24 August 1960, in Clarendon, Donley, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Citizens Cemetery, Clarendon, Donley, Texas, United States.

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William N. Blackwell
Emma May Gilmore
Marriage: 5 February 1890
Annie Pearl Blackwell
Jimmie Lee Blackwell
Tennie Jewell Blackwell
William Thomas Boy Blackwell
Lula May Blackwell
Roy Blackwell
Robert Burnice Blackwell
Bessie Gray Blackwell
Jessie Gray Blackwell
Reeford Earnest Blackwell
Margaret Grace Blackwell

Spouse and Children

5 February 1890
Scurry, Kaufman, Texas, United States


    Annie Pearl Blackwell


    Jimmie Lee Blackwell



    William Thomas Boy Blackwell


    Lula May Blackwell


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 3

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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 Scottish and Irish (Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Mhoire (Scots), Mac Giolla Mhuire (Irish), patronymics from personal names meaning ‘servant of (the Virgin) Mary’.2 Irish: in Armagh, reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhura ‘servant of St. Mura (of Fahan, Donegal)’ or, in Sligo, of Mac Giolla Mhir ‘son of the spirited lad’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Blackwell in household of William M Blackwell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma L Blackwell in household of William Blackwell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emma Blackwell in household of William Blackwell, "United States Census, 1900"

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