Emma Jane Wilson

Brief Life History of Emma Jane

When Emma Jane Wilson was born on 27 November 1876, in Lampasas, Lampasas, Texas, United States, her father, Robert Moses Wilson, was 28 and her mother, Charity Samantha Willeford, was 22. She married Charles Emory Powell on 4 August 1895, in Custer, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Graham, Arizona, United States in 1935 and Supervisorial District 1, Pima, Arizona, United States in 1940. She died on 29 October 1960, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Emory Powell
1870–1947
Emma Jane Wilson
1876–1960
Marriage: 4 August 1895
Floyd Elzie Powell
1896–1973
Albert Gobel Powell
1900–1986
Hanna Pearl Powell
1903–1988
Audrey Virgil Powell
1908–1965
Neoma Opal Mary Powell
1920–2011

Sources (12)

  • Emma Powell in household of Harland Gould, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995
  • Emma Jane Powell, "Arizona, Mesa LDS Family History Center, Obituary Index, 1959-2014"

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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Emma Jane Wilson history

Per Charles Eugene Powell Emma Jane Wilson was born in Lampasas, Lampasas, Texas to Robert Moses Wison and Charity Samantha Williford 27th of November, 1876. Her father was born in Texas and her mo …

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