Emma Kost

25 February 1891–October 1977 (Age 86)
South Dakota, United States

The Life of Emma

Emma Kost was born on 25 February 1891, in South Dakota, United States. She married Jackson O Dean on 6 September 1914, in Menno, Hutchinson, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Milltown, Hutchinson, South Dakota, United States in 1920 and Odessa Township, Yankton, South Dakota, United States in 1940. She died in October 1977, in Scotland, Bon Homme, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 86.

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Jackson O Dean
Emma Kost
Marriage: 6 September 1914
Orin A Dean
Eldora Phyllis Dean

Spouse and Children

6 September 1914
Menno, Hutchinson, South Dakota, United States


World Events (8)

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Czech, etc.: from the personal name Kost, a vernacular short form of the Latin personal name Constantius or Constantinus ( see Constant , Constantine ).2 Polish, Czech, and German (of Slavic origin): from Slavic kost ‘bone’, ‘knucklebone’, probably a nickname for a thin, angular person.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a grocer, from German Kost ‘provisions’, ‘food’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Kost, "South Dakota State Census, 1905"
  • Emma Dean in household of Jackson Dean, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emma Dean in household of Jackson Dean, "United States Census, 1920"

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