Emma Shefford

14 September 1835–4 December 1922 (Age 87)
London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Emma

When Emma Shefford was born on 14 September 1835, in London, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Shefford, was 39 and her mother, Susannah Milam, was 36. She married Charles Wake on 1 January 1860, in Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Saint George the Martyr Holborn, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 4 December 1922, in Columbus, Platte, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Columbus, Platte, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Wake
Emma Shefford
Marriage: 1 January 1860
Charles William Wake
Frank Washington Wake
Susan Elizabeth Wake
Thomas Henry Wake
Emma Wake

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1860Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 
    Age 17
    George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 
    1859 · Big Ben
    Age 24
    Big Ben is the name of the bell that is inside the clock tower. It is one of the most famous landmarks in London. The famous ringing from Big Ben is the result of it cracking four months after opening.

    Name Meaning

    English: locative name from East or Great Shefford (Berks), recorded as Siford in 1086 and Sifford in 1204, or from Shefford (Beds).

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

    Sources (13)

    • Emma Wake in household of Charles Wake, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Emma Shefford in household of William Shefford, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Emma Scheaffer in entry for Frank W Wake and Fannie Redmond, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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