Emma Retta (Minard) Anderson was born on Jan. 13, 1859 near Gambier, Knox County, OH, the daughter of Thomas G. and Elizabeth (Glasner) Minard.
On May 30, 1881, Emma married James Anderson ( ? - ? ). Russell T. Hall performed the ceremony, thought to be the same clergyman who officiated at the wedding of Emma's brother, Thomas Luther Minard, in 1885.
When Emma's mother died in 1895, she received a payment from the estate for "advertizing the bill of sale and a card of thanks and a bord for sale." She also received a bequest of $75.00.
In May 1895, the Andersons were residing in Sayville, Suffolk County, NY. What occupation took them to that location is a mystery.
The Andersons begat at least one son, Charles Anderson, and perhaps other children. Charles died tragically after he broke his neck while trying to turn a somersault, an event that occurred circa 1910. In that case, said the Republican News, "death did not result until some time after the injury was sustained." This is being researched more fully.
In 1916, Emma made her home in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, CA.
Her and James' fates are unknown.
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