Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Photo Number 1169

The story continues.  We now know that Emma and Sol (Solomon) were married in about 1868.
We know that she came to California from Maine when she was ten years old..about 1863.
We continue to the next photograph.
Age 19 Sonora CalAge 19 Sonora Cal back
Sol Haslam gave her all the jewelry which was gold and the best.  Sonora Cal Age 19  
Age 21 Taken about 1874Age 21 Taken about 1874 back
Age about 21  Taken about 1874.  Ma born 1853.  Moved to Sacramento when 19 years old in 1872.
This is one of those strange photos..which looks to be part photo and part drawing. 
In my opinion this was written by her daughter..(Ma born in 1853)..a daughter would write that.
Age about 23Age about 23 back
Age about 23 the year would have been  1876.
In the information I found about Solomon is correct ..he was married to an Anna R.  could it have been a clerks error..Anna ..Emma..they could sound alike?   Anna R. and Solomon had three children Herbert, Clarence and Maude who was born in 1886.  Sol would die sometime between 1886 when Maude was born and 1888 when Annie ( Emma ) would remarry.

Thanks for stopping by.  Do come again:)

Update: Anna and Emma were two different "wives" ..Emma may have been a kept woman..or a second wife I am not sure we will ever know for sure. 

Update from Iggy:
Anna R. inherited the claim and the mine that Solomon owned - so Emma was either before Anna's marriage (or concurrent, as the Haslam family is associated with the Mormons). California would not have recognized a bigamous marriage (I don't think). Solomon died not long after his court cause filtered through the so-called justice system. He claims to have shot a man named Ruben Brooks in self-defense. Susan Ruben (his wife?) appealed the lower courts finding and a finding was overturned (not being a lawyer, I don't understand what exactly was overturned) This took place in 1885-6.

5 comments:

  1. I'm enjoying your little "mini series." She looks so pretty in the first photo but her eyes look so sad. I wonder what it would be like to be so young, come clear across the country in those days and marry a man so much older than yourself?

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    1. His family was from Maine also..I wonder if the marriage was arranged:)

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    2. That's what I was thinking, or that her family died and he brought her out west, she was so young....

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  2. Her hair is so elaborate! Beautiful pictures, wish I could claim them. Hope they find a home!

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  3. Anna R. inherited the claim and the mine that Solomon owned - so Emma was either before Anna's marriage (or concurrent, as the Haslam family is associated with the Mormons). California would not have recognized a bigamous marriage (I don't think). Solomon died not long after his court cause filtered through the so-called justice system. He claims to have shot a man named Ruben Brooks in self-defense. Susan Ruben (his wife?) appealed the lower courts finding and a finding was overturned (not being a lawyer, I don't understand what exactly was overturned) This took place in 1885-6.

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