Monday, February 14, 2011

Photo Number 452

This is a Cabinet Card that was tucked into the back of the Nettie Parks Album.
Extra Emma Elkerton Note the furniture and the scenery looking like a fine country house, this was popular during the 1880’s.

Extra Emma Elkerton Back
Emma Elkerton was 27 years old in the 1880 census in Eau Claire County, Otter Creek, Wisconsin.  Her Husbands name was Cyrus and he has a Step daughter who is eight years old by the name of Francis.  So Emma was married twice..I wonder if this is her first husband or the second husband, Cyrus.

I am thinking it is Cyrus..and more than likely taken between 1883 and 1889 ( the second bustle period).   If we pick 1883 Emma would have been around 30 years old.  I think that is possible..hopefully Norkio will come by and straighten me out..that bustle sure looks poufy in the back.

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Update from Iggy: 
Emma Elkerton married Cyrus on 09-Aug-1874 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The groom's parents were John and Mariann Elkerton. Emma's parents were Omri and Johanna W. Bliss.


From the 1892 city directory of Ironwood, WI 
It appears Cyrus died before 1892.


Elkerton, Mrs Emma, widow, res northeast corner Aurora & Lowell.

Elkerton, Miss Frankie, office lady for Hammond & Kissane located on "Davis & Fehr's block", boards with Mrs. Emma Elkerton.

Frankie (Francis) future husband is listed:

Rutherford, F P, clerk U S Ex Co, boards Walker House located on southwest corner of Lowell & Curry.

4 comments:

  1. Cyrus came from Canada, per 1880 US Census, so if there is a relationship to Nettie Parks - it is likely through Emma whose parents came from Vermont and New York or later, through one of Emma's offspring.

    Emma Elkerton married Cyrus on 09-Aug-1874 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The groom's parents were John and Mariann Elkerton. Emma's parents were Omri and Johanna W. Bliss.

    Emma had a brother, Clifford E. Bliss (b. 21-Jul-1867 in Eau Clare County, Wisconsin) who died 19-Nov-1930 in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 63, his occupation was "Chef." He was married to Maude M. Bliss.

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  2. That is one fancy mural on the left.

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  3. It appears Cyrus died before 1892.

    From the 1892 city directory of Ironwood, WI

    http://mattsonworks.com/1892/1892Ironwood.htm

    We see entries for:

    Elkerton, Mrs Emma, widow, res northeast corner Aurora & Lowell.

    Elkerton, Miss Frankie, office lady for Hammond & Kissane located on "Davis & Fehr's block", boards with Mrs. Emma Elkerton.

    Frankie (Francis) future husband is listed:

    Rutherford, F P, clerk U S Ex Co, boards Walker House located on southwest corner of Lowell & Curry.

    Emma, like Cyrus, died very young.

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  4. The dress does have a bustle with a pleated apron and underskirt. I concur that it's late bustle. Have you looked up the photographer? That could give additional dating clues. I'd do it but I'm on my mobil device and google isn't easy w hen you are typing with one finger. :-)

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