Emma Luvala Leigh

26 September 1875–7 January 1968 (Age 92)
Fayette, Illinois, United States

The Life of Emma Luvala

When Emma Luvala Leigh was born on 26 September 1875, in Fayette, Illinois, United States, her father, Whitmill Whitfield Leigh, was 69 and her mother, Mary J. Pearce, was 42. She married James Alvin Manley on 27 August 1893, in Fayette, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Fillmore Township, Montgomery, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Hillsboro, Montgomery, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 7 January 1968, in Irving, Montgomery, Illinois, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

James Alvin Manley
1869–1935
Emma Luvala Leigh
1875–1968
Marriage: 27 August 1893
Thomas Henry Manley
1894–1965
Tornie Alvin Manley
1896–1974
Harry E. Manley
1897–
George C. Manley
1899–1901
Charles D. Manley
1901–1901
Theodore Roosevelt Manley
1904–1975
Manley
1905–1905
Florence Beatrice Manley
1906–1975
stillborn Manley
1908–1908

Spouse and Children

    James Alvin Manley

    Male1869–1935Male

    Female1875–1968Female

MARRIAGE
27 August 1893
Fayette, Illinois, United States
children

(9)

    Male1894–1965Male

    Male1896–1974Male

    Harry E. Manley

    Male1897–Male

    George C. Manley

    Male1899–1901Male

    Charles D. Manley

    Male1901–1901Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Whitmill Whitfield Leigh

    Male1806–1876Male

    Mary J. Pearce

    Female1833–1912Female

siblings

(10)

    Josephen F. Leigh

    Female1860–1870Female

    Van Doren Leigh

    Male1862–1886Male

    Moses Martin Leigh

    Male1863–1869Male

    Male1865–Male

    Male1867–1946Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 2

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 25

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places (in at least sixteen counties, but especially Leigh in Lancashire) named either with the nominative case of Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’ ( see Lee ) or with lēage, a late dative form of this word ( see Lye ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Leigh in household of Mary J Leigh, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emma Manly in household of James Manly, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emma Manley in household of James Manley, "United States Census, 1920"

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