Emiline Leola Taft

4 February 1888–1954 (Age 65)
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life of Emiline Leola

When Emiline Leola Taft was born on 4 February 1888, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, her father, William Comstock Taft, was 40 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Parrott, was 42. She married Robert C Benjamin on 26 January 1903, in Kings, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in 1954, at the age of 66.

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Robert C Benjamin
Emiline Leola Taft
Marriage: 26 January 1903
May F Benjamin

Spouse and Children

26 January 1903
Kings, New York, United States


    May F Benjamin


Parents and Siblings

    William Comstock Taft


    Mary Elizabeth Parrott




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name or habitational name from a dialect variant of Old and Middle English toft ‘curtilage’, ‘site’, ‘homestead’, also applied to a low hillock where a homestead used to be. Compare Toft .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emiline Leola Taft, "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909"
  • Emiline Leola Taft, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Emmaline - Government record: birth-name: Emmaline

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