Emma Culver

18 August 1865–2 April 1934 (Age 68)
Galveston, Jackson Township, Cass, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Emma

When Emma Culver was born on 18 August 1865, in Galveston, Jackson Township, Cass, Indiana, United States, her father, Captain David Culver, was 43 and her mother, Jane Adams, was 31. She married Henry Sinnamon about 1885, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Iroquois, Iroquois, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Middleport Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States in 1934. She died on 2 April 1934, in Watseka, Iroquois, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Galveston, Jackson Township, Cass, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Sinnamon
Emma Culver
Marriage: about 1885
Hurd Sinnamon
Howard Sinnamon
Grace Sinnamon
Homer Sinnamon
Daisy Sinnamon
Jennie Sinnamon
Dollie Marie Sinnamon

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1885Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 1
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
    Age 6
    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
    1885 · The First Skyscraper
    Age 20
    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

    English (Kent): from Middle English culver, colver ‘dove’ (Old English culfre, Late Latin columbula, a diminutive of columba), which Reaney suggests was used as a term of endearment. It may therefore have been applied as nickname for a lovelorn youth or perhaps for someone who used the expression indiscriminately. Otherwise, it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of doves or a nickname for someone bearing some fancied resemblance to a dove, such as mildness of temper.

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

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    Sources (17)

    • Emily Culver in household of David Culver, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Emma Culver in entry for Henry Simmons, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
    • Emma Culver in entry for Howard Sinnamon, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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