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Horace Chester Emerson

Male 1884 - 1940


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  • Name  Horace Chester Emerson  [1, 2, 3
    Alt. Birth  17 Jul 1884  [4
    • Age 56y 3m 4d at death.
    Born  27 Jul 1884  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • His given name was Herman on the 1910 federal census.
    Census  1900  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Horace Emerson, son, white, male, born July 27, 1884, age 15, single, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa, immigrated to the US in Iowa, occupation herder cattle, not employed 6 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English
    Census  1910  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Living with his mother, four brothers, and one roomer:) Herman Emerson, son, male, white, age 26, divorced, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation teamster, wage earner, not out of work April 15, 1910, could read, could write
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  12 Sep 1918  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Serial Number: 1072, No.: A2456, Horace Chester Emerson; Age: 34; Address: 401 Denmark; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; Date of birth: July 27, 1884; native born; Present trade: shipping clerk; By whom employed: Guest Piano Company; Where employed: Iowa State Bank Building, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; Nearest relative: Mrs. Kate Capitola Emerson; Nearest relative's address: 401 Denmark, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; Race: white; Height: medium; Build: slender; Eye color: grey; Hair color: black; Precinct: Local Board for the County of Des Moines, State of Iowa, Burlington, Iowa, Date of registration: September 12, 1918
    Iowa State Census  1925  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (Married to Katie C. Emerson, living with her:) Line number: 78: 629 South 4th Street: Horace C. Emerson, head of household, male, white, age 39, married, rented, amount of rent: $18, number of years in the U.S.: 39, number of years in Iowa: 39, attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 7, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Charles H. Emerson, father's birthplace: Iowa, father's age at last birthday: 69, name of mother: Jeanette Hokamp, mother's birthplace: Iowa, mother's age at last birthday: 59, place of marriage of parents: Burlington, Iowa, Civil War veteran, branch of service: Iowa, state where enlisted or drafted: Brady Page, Spanish-American War veteran, branch of service: Sarah Smith, state where enlisted or drafted: Pennsylvania, World War (I) veteran, branch of service: Washington, Iowa, occupation laborer or unclassified, church affiliation: Christian
    Census  1930  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • (Divorced, living with his mother and brother, Charles:) Horace C. Emerson, son, male, white, age 45, divorced, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation engineer, nature of industry stationary engine, occupation code 1X99, wage earner, not actively employed at time of census, unemployment code: 5-2a
    Residence  Oct 1931  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Died  21 Oct 1940  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Buried  24 Oct 1940  Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 6
    Person ID  I43695  All Families
    Last Modified  16 Feb 2014 

    Father  Charles H. Emerson, Sr.,   b. 30 Jul 1860, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1935, Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Jennetta F. Chenworth,   b. 4 Dec 1863,   d. 3 Dec 1953, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Between 1882 and 1883  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Divorced  Between 1900 and 1910 
    Issue 
    • There were sixteen children from this marriage.
    Family ID  F16381  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Laura J. Kelley,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Y  [11
    Divorced  Abt 1905 
    Issue 
    • They had a son, Horace (Jr.), 1903.
    Divorce Filing  17 Feb 1905  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • A divorce suit was filed yesterday entitled Laura J. Emerson vs. Horace C. Emerson.
    Last Modified  16 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F18785  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Beulah Scholze,   b. Abt 1884, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  7 Jan 1907  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Horace C. Emerson; Groom's Birth Date: 1884; Groom's Birthplace: Burlington; Groom's Age: 23; Bride's Name: Beulah Scholze; Bride's Birth Date: 1884; Bride's Birthplace: Dodge City, Kansas; Bride's Age: 23; Marriage Date: 7 January 1907; Marriage Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Chas. H. Emerson; Groom's Mother's Name: Mary Chinworth; Bride's Father's Name: Martin S. Scholze; Bride's Mother's Name: Beatrice Deamude; Groom's Race: White; Bride's Race: White; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02686-4; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1675737; Reference Number: 463
    Last Modified  22 Feb 2015 
    Family ID  F22916  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Lillian Marie Bohlen,   b. Abt 1889, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  31 Oct 1908  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Divorced  Bef 1910 
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Horace Chester Emerson; Groom's Birth Date: 1884; Groom's Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa; Groom's Age: 24; Bride's Name: Lillian Marie Bohlen; Bride's Birth Date: 1889; Bride's Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa; Bride's Age: 19; Marriage Date: 31 October 1908; Marriage Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Charles Henry Emerson; Groom's Mother's Name: Gennett Chinner; Bride's Father's Name: Peter Bohlen; Bride's Mother's Name: Cathrina Clein; Groom's Race: White; Bride's Race: White; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02686-4; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1675737; Reference Number: 1177
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F22917  Group Sheet

    Family 4  Katie Capitola Page,   b. 28 Oct 1875, Washington County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1937, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1914  Monmouth Cemetery, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Divorced  Abt 1926 
    Divorce Filing  26 Aug 1926  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Katie C. Emerson yesterday filed suit in the county court for a divorce from H. C. Emerson. The petition states that the couple were married in Monmouth, Illinois, in 1914. She alleges cruel and inhuman treatment.
    Children 
     1. Melba Emerson,   b. Abt 1907, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F16384  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington city, Ward 2, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 7, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 1A, page number: 78; enumeration date: June 1, 1900

    2. [S4641] Aspen Grove Cemetery Indices, (published by the Iowa Genealogical Society, 1982, publications #0171 #0172; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S337] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (ancestry.com and Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington city, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, ward 2; enumeration district: 6, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 12A, page number: 74; enumeration date: May 1, 1910

    6. [S9871] Aspen Grove Cemetery Volume 4 Sec 191-222, (published by the Iowa Genealogical Society, 1982, publication #0182; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa), Section 206 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1693

    8. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington city, East 3rd Ward, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 27-8, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 7B, page number: 94; enumeration date: April 9, 1930

    9. [S11685] Emerson, Charles Henry (Jr.) - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 16, October 4, 1931; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S5433] Emerson, Charles H. (Sr.) - Funeral Notice, (originally published in The Fargo Forum, page 7, May 31, 1935, Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S6346] Emerson, Horace Chester and Laura J. (Unknown) - Divorce Suit Filed, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 6, February 17, 1905; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S3215] Iowa Births and Christenings, Iowa County Births (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S5434] Emerson, Katie Capitola (Page) and Horace Chester Emerson - Divorce Filed, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, August 26, 1926; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).