Elizabeth Ethel "Lizzie" Emison

29 July 1872–14 March 1949 (Age 76)
Bruceville, Knox, Indiana, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Ethel "Lizzie"

When Elizabeth Ethel "Lizzie" Emison was born on 29 July 1872, in Bruceville, Knox, Indiana, United States, her father, John Wesley Emison, was 43 and her mother, Sarah Amelia Dunning, was 33. She married Francis Marion Harris on 14 January 1892, in Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 14 March 1949, in Princeton, Gibson, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Princeton, Gibson, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Marion Harris
Elizabeth Ethel "Lizzie" Emison
Marriage: 14 January 1892
Esther Helen Harris
Hugh Emison Harris

Spouse and Children

14 January 1892
Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Wesley Emison


    Sarah Amelia Dunning




    William Clark Emison


    James Wade Emison



    John Wesley Emison


    Hugh Ash Emison


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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.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

1 Variant spelling of Emmison, a metronymic from Emmett . This name is found chiefly in TN.2 Jewish (American): Americanized form of some like-sounding Ashkenazic surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lizzie Harris in household of Frank Harris, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lizzie Emison in entry for Henry B Aasteriende and Helen Esther Harris, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Lizzie Emeson in entry for Harris, "Indiana Births and Christenings, 1773-1933"

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