Ethel M Emmerson

21 July 1877–3 November 1932 (Age 55)
Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ethel M

When Ethel M Emmerson was born on 21 July 1877, in Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Spoors Emmerson, was 29 and her mother, Isabella Lamb, was 29. She had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with William Black. She lived in Armley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Anderston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891. She died on 3 November 1932, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

William Black
Ethel M Emmerson
Isabella Lamb Black
William Black
Joseph Emmerson Black
Ralph Black
Ethel Emmerson Black

Spouse and Children

    William Black





    Isabella Lamb Black


    William Black


    Joseph Emmerson Black


    Ralph Black


    Ethel Emmerson Black


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Spoors Emmerson





    Ralph Emmerson



    Jessie Fenwick Emmerson


World Events (8)

1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 1

Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.

Age 7

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1896 · Opening of the Glasgow Subway.

Age 19

The Glasgow Subway opened on 14 December and is the third-oldest underground metro system in the world. It is one of very few subways that have a running gauge of 4 feet, but its twin circular lines were never expanded.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Emerson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ethel M Emmerson in household of Joseph S Emmerson, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Ethel M Black in household of William Black, "Scotland Census, 1901"
  • Ethel M Emmerson in household of Joseph S Emmerson, "Scotland Census, 1891"

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