Emily Rebecca Maris
Last updated 22 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.
Born: Mar 1872 in , , Iowa, United States
Died: in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States
Father: George Jenkins Maris (1841 – 1915)
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Smith (1847 – ?)
Residence: 1 Jun 1880 at Iowa Township, Cedar County, Iowa, United States
Residence: 1 Jun 1900 at Seeley Township, Guthrie County, Iowa, United States
Residence: 1915 at Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States
General Notes and Anecdotes
Emily, along with her parents and siblings, were early members of the Wichita Methodist Church, dedicated in June 1898. [periodical-wichita-church-bicentennial-1976]
Emily lived in a large home in Duluth, Minnesota with her husband. After he passed away, Emily toured around the world, but because of her significant arthritis, ultimately settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico. [interview-cora-mcquisten-2007]
She, along with sister Florence, would send trunks of used clothing (only a year or so old) as material that was used for creating new clothing for her nieces and nephews. [interview-cora-mcquisten-2007]
She was quite generous to family and puchased silver sets on her journeys for her nephews and nieces, and their spouses. She also gave her nieces and nephew "real amber" necklaces one year. On another occasion she sent "delicate silver bracelets" to all the children of niece Mary, and nephews Kenneth, and George. [interview-cora-mcquisten-2007]
Emily had only one child, Laura. This may be why the nephews and nieces were the recipients of so much of Emily's largesse. [interview-cora-mcquisten-2007]
Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)
First Name: This database uses Emily. The alternate spelling Emilie is used by the 1900 U.S. Census. [census-us-1900-ps-ia-guthrie-63-1a]
Emily graduated from St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota. However, it does not indicate if St. Luke's included a graduate school, or if the "graduation" was from an internship. [book-memorial-record-of-iowa-v1-1896]
Emily married _____ Cole. [obituary-george-maris-1915]
Her husband may have been William Henry Cole (1857-1915).
One family member indicates that either Emily or her child, Laura, lived in England at some point. It is not clear if one or both lived in England for a time, or when. [interview-cora-mcquisten-2007]
Emily may have died in 1963. [interview-<private>-2009]
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