Emma Josephine Trice

27 January 1862–14 September 1948 (Age 86)
Texas, United States

The Life of Emma Josephine

When Emma Josephine Trice was born on 27 January 1862, in Texas, United States, her father, James H. Trice, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Catherine Brantley, was 27. She married John James Adkins on 5 March 1878, in Grimes, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Laredo, Webb, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Refugio, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 14 September 1948, in Refugio, Refugio, Texas, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

John James Adkins
Emma Josephine Trice
Marriage: 5 March 1878
James Leslie Adkins
Joel Clinton Adkins
Mary Juanita " Nita" Adkins
Bettie Adkins
Edna Earle Adkins
Maggie Adkins
John Davis Adkins
Aubrey Taylor Adkins
Roland Clarke Adkins

Spouse and Children

5 March 1878
Grimes, Texas, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    James H. Trice


    Sarah Catherine Brantley




    John Edward Trice


    Margaret E Maggie Trice


    James H. Trice Jr.


    James Arthur Trice



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

Age 3

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English (Kent): perhaps a variant of Treece .2 Altered spelling of German Treis, a topographic name for someone who lived by or owned an uncultivated piece of land used as pasture, from Middle Low German drīsch ‘fallow land’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word (in Hessian dialect treis), in Hesse or on the Mosel river. Alternatively, in some instances it may be from a short form of the personal name Andreas ( see Andrew ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma J Adkins in household of Nita A Kay, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ema Adkin in household of John Adkin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emma Adkins in household of John J Adkins, "United States Census, 1880"

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