Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Descendants of EMERSON Family of Tippecanoe County Sought

Shelley Cardiel (cardiels@comcast.net) has found a photo of a Lafayette girl dated January 1889 and seeks to find a descendant so the photo can be returned to its rightful place. If you recognize this family, please contact her.

The photo is of Helen Louise EMERSON, age 4 1/2, taken at the Phillips studio in Lafayette, Indiana. Her limited research has found that Helen Emerson was born in 1885 in Indiana to Harry Waldo Emerson (born 1855) and Fanny Louise ANDREWS (born 1860). Helen had siblings Thomas W. Emerson and Harry A. Emerson who were born in 1886 and 1888, respectively.

Census records provide the following information:

1900 census of Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana:
--Harry W. EMERSON, age 45, born May 1855, married 16 years, born IN, parents born ME, a Bookkeeper
--Fannie EMERSON, wife, age 40, born Apr 1860, married 16 years, 3 children/3 living, born RI, parents born MA/PA
--Hellen L. EMERSON, dau, age 15, born Sept 1884, born IN, at School
--Thomas W. EMERSON, son, age 13, born Jun 1886, born IN, at School
--Harry A. EMERSON, son, age 12, born Feb 1888, born IN, at School
+ 1 Servant

1910 census of Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana:
--Harry W. EMERSON, age 54, married 26 years, born IN, parents born NH, a Bookkeeper
--Fannie L. EMERSON, wife, age 50, married 26 years, 3 children/3 living, born RI, parents born MA/PA
--Helen L. EMERSON, dau, age 25, born IN
--Harry A. EMERSON, son, age 22, born IN, a Lawyer

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