Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fred J Emery - obituary

My great great grandfather, Fred J Emery passed away on November 2, 1906 in Ottumwa, Wapello county, Iowa.    Below is his obituary from the November 3, 1906 edition of the Ottumwa Courier.

Fred was born to Sarah (Dwire) and David W Emery on April 23, 1866 in Galva, Henry county, Illinois.   His first marriage to my great great grandmother, Abigail Williams occurred in Washington, Iowa on July 3, 1887.  

Abigail and Fred had three children,  my great grandfather, Fred Owen Emery (last name changed to Daniels sometime in the early 1900's), Alice Mabel Emery and Frank Raymond Emery.    For unknown reasons, sometime most likely in 1895, Abigail and Fred divorced and Fred married a second time to May Morrell on May 13, 1899 in Marshalltown, Iowa on May 13, 1899.  

Unfortunately, Fred's obituary did not mention his children or first wife Abigail (Williams) nor the name of his second wife.  

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