Luther Murray EMERSON, Jr.

Luther Murray EMERSON, Jr.[1]

Male 1870 - 1933  (63 years)

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  • Name Luther Murray EMERSON 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 26 Feb 1870  Grove City, Cass County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 22 Jul 1870  Cass County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1870 Census - Turkey Grove Township, Cass County, Iowa
      Series: M593 Roll: 380 Page: 116
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    Census 5 Jun 1880  Crawford County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1880 Census - Walnut Township, Crawford County, Kansas
      Series: T9 Roll: 378 Page: 172
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    Census 16 Apr 1910  St. Louis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1910 Census - St. Ferdinand Township, St. Louis County, Missouri
      Series: T624 Roll: 809 Page: 293
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    Census 19-20 Jan 1920  St. Louis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1920 Census - St. Ferdinand Township, St. Louis County, Missouri
      Series: T625 Roll: 947 Page: 41
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    Death 28 Mar 1933  Maryland Heights, St. Louis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
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    Died 28 Mar 1933  Maryland Heights, St. Louis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 31 Mar 1933  St. Louis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Tombstone 
    • Fee Fee Cemetery, St. Louis County, Missouri
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    Reference Number 14 
    _UID 0CEBBC0F28CC44BE95F092C2BA7AE2D37AE5 
    Buried 31 Mar 1933  Bridgeton, St. Louis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1305  Clan Home Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2014 

    Father Luther Murray EMERSON, Sr.,   b. 21 Apr 1840, South Bradford, Steuben County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1919, Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Helen Mar CORWIN,   b. 25 May 1843, Branch County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1881, Cherokee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1865  Ovid, Branch County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F506  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Minnie Lea BEACOCK,   b. 4 Apr 1885, Franklin County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1952, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 28 Feb 1906  Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Cassa Elizabeth EMERSON,   b. 19 Nov 1906, Vigus, St. Louis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1989, Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Ralph Luther EMERSON,   b. 10 Jan 1909,   d. 14 Oct 1983  (Age 74 years)
     3. Louis Edgar EMERSON,   b. 2 Aug 1915,   d. Nov 1943  (Age 28 years)
     4. Henrietta Gertrude EMERSON,   b. 18 Dec 1922, St. Louis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1987, Mesa, AZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2008 
    Family ID F503  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Feb 1870 - Grove City, Cass County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 22 Jul 1870 - Cass County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Jun 1880 - Crawford County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Feb 1906 - Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 28 Mar 1933 - Maryland Heights, St. Louis County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1933 - Maryland Heights, St. Louis County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 31 Mar 1933 - Bridgeton, St. Louis County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Luther M. and Minnie Lea Emers
    Luther M. and Minnie Lea Emers
    Luther Murry and Minnie Lea Emerson with children Cassa Elizabeth on left and Ralph Luther on right.

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY:
      Luther, Jr. had a dispute over money and this left a bad relationship with the Father. He was a telegraph operator for the Rock Island Railroad in Chesterfield, St. Louis Co., MO. where he met, proposed and married Miss Minnie. Letter to Miss Minnie from L. M. Emerson, is hand written and typed as written with all puncuation and language unchanged.
      Chesterfield Mo
      Dear Miss Minnie!
      It is with no small degree of apprehension, as to the manner in which you may receive the following avowal, that I take up my pen to address you; I have struggled with my feelings till they have now got the better of my irresolution; and throwing aside all hesitation, I have ventured, although alarmed at my own boldness in doing so, to lay my case before you for your decision.
      When I first had the pleasure of making your acquaintance I was quite fascinated with you and fascination has, day by day, grown to affection which I have deferred from time to time confessing to you although I have several times been on the verge of making the confession but somehow I could not find the words or appropriate time in the hope that I might do so with some degree of ease and calmness, but in vain. I can no longer resist and keep silent on the subject which keeps my soul in turmoil and apprehension. If you cannot return my affection say at least you do not despise me and let me cling to the idea that time may acomplish that which, I fain hope, a first impression has done, presumming, unless a fatal pre engagement (a thing I dare not trust myself to think of) exists, that you will comply with my request, seeing that my designs are perfectly sincere and honerable. I remain, waiting for your favorable answer.
      Your devoted servant til death,
      signed) L. M. Emerson

      NOTES:
      The announcement in a St. Louis newspaper reads:
      SECURE LICENSE AT CLAYTON
      L. M. Emerson, telegraph operator at Chesterfield, St. Louis county, for the Rock Island railroad, and Miss Minnie Beacock of Franklin county, Mo., were granted a marriage license at Clayton yesterday.

  • Sources 
    1. [S42] A Porter Pedigree, Miss Juliet Porter, (Worcester, Mass, 1907), page 141 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S317] 1870 - U.S. Census, (Washington: National Archives) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S316] 1880 - U.S. Census, (Washington: National Archives) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S311] 1910 - U.S. Census, (Washington: National Archives) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S312] 1920 - U.S. Census, (Washington: National Archives) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S55] Death Certificate, Death Certificate # 10945 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S55] Death Certificate (Reliability: 3).