Emma Christine Sorrells

16 March 1891–2 December 1964 (Age 73)
Leon, Leon, Love, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Emma Christine

When Emma Christine Sorrells was born on 16 March 1891, in Leon, Leon, Love, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Henry Andrew Jackson Sorrells, was 54 and her mother, Elva Parlee Moody, was 37. She married John Preston Plank Jr on 24 February 1906, in Carter, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in West, India in 1900. She died on 2 December 1964, in Lubbock, Texas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Plainview, Hale, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Preston Plank Jr
Emma Christine Sorrells
Marriage: 24 February 1906
Johnny Plank
Alletric Plank
Elvie Lee Plank
Elvie Or Ted Plank
Odas Paul Plank

Spouse and Children

24 February 1906
Carter, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Andrew Jackson Sorrells


    Elva Parlee Moody





    Kelcey Lee Sorrells


    Calley Lee Sorrells



    Joseph Andrew Sorrells


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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 3

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sorrell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Sorrells in household of Henry J Sorrells, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emma Christine Plank, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Emma C Sorrals, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

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