Emma May Oster

Female5 February 1872–5 May 1927

Brief Life History of Emma May

When Emma May Oster was born on 5 February 1872, in Illinois, United States, her father, George W Oster, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Oster, was 26. She married Edward Lishman on 10 November 1894, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Gordonville, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Oran, Scott, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died on 5 May 1927, in Farmington, St. Francois, Missouri, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Kelso Township, Scott, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Lishman
1871–1962
Emma May Oster
1872–1927
Marriage: 10 November 1894
Lester Lee Lishman
1896–1970
Lola Bell Lishman
1899–1962
Elizabeth Lishman
1902–1937
William Sylvester Lishman
1905–1976
Florence M Lishman
1909–1971
Clarence J Lishman
1913–1961

Sources (12)

  • Ema Lishman in household of Edward Lishman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emma Oster, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Emma May Lishman, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1894Missouri, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 3

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1877 · The First Workers Strike

    Age 5

    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.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 18

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Swedish (Öster) and German: topographic name from Swedish öster, Middle Low German and Middle High German ōster ‘eastern’, denoting someone who lived to the east of a settlement or who had come there from the east. In many cases the Swedish name is probably ornamental. Compare Ester and Oester .

    German: nickname for someone who had a connection with the festival of Easter (for example, someone who was born or baptized at that time), from Oster ‘Easter’ or a topographic name from Middle High German, Middle Low German ōster ‘easterly, to the east’.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic or artificial name from German Ost ‘east’ or artificial name from German Oster ‘Easter’; compare 1 and 2 above.

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

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