Emma Mitchell

23 November 1887–16 July 1996 (Age 108)
Knight Prairie Township, Hamilton, Illinois, United States

The Life of Emma

When Emma Mitchell was born on 23 November 1887, in Knight Prairie Township, Hamilton, Illinois, United States, her father, Samuel Mitchell, was 27 and her mother, Victoria Mitchell, was 26. She married Lewis E. Carlton on 1 January 1911. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Northern Township, Franklin, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 16 July 1996, at the age of 108.

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Lewis E. Carlton
Emma Mitchell
Marriage: 1 January 1911
William K. Tommy Carlton
Delmar Mitchell Carlton

Spouse and Children

1 January 1911


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Mitchell


    Victoria Mitchell




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 5

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 29

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and Irish:1. from the Middle English, Old French personal name Michel, vernacular form of Michael . 2. nickname for a big man, from Middle English michel, mechel, muchel ‘big’. 3. Irish (County Connacht): surname adopted as equivalent of Mulvihill .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Carelton in household of Luois E Carelton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emma S Carlton in household of Lewis E Carlton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emma Mitchell in entry for William K Carlton and Catherine J Campbell, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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