Emma R Gorham

20 April 1848–27 December 1919 (Age 71)
Montgomery, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Emma R

When Emma R Gorham was born on 20 April 1848, in Montgomery, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Elisha Gorham, was 51 and her mother, Cynthia Almira Pelton, was 40. She married Myron George Watrous on 20 September 1867, in Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 27 December 1919, in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 71.

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Myron George Watrous
Emma R Gorham
Marriage: 20 September 1867

Spouse and Children

    Myron George Watrous



20 September 1867
Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Henry C Gorham


    Elisha Watson Gorham


    Martha J. Gorham



    Susan A Gorham


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World Events (8)


Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 15

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 19

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English (Kent): apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly so named from Old English gāra ‘triangular piece of land’ + hām ‘homestead’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roxanna Gorham in household of Elisha Gorham, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Roxanna Gorham in household of Elisha Gorham, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Emegene R Gorham in household of Elisha Gorham, "United States Census, 1850"

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