Emmons, William Edward (1861-1911)

William Edward Emmons - Canadian Album - Men of Canada or Success by Example - volume 3 - Brantford - Ontario - 1894 - Bradley, Garretson and Co - page 300; https://archive.org/stream/canadianalbummen03cochuoft#page/299/mode/1up

William Edward Emmons – Canadian Album – Men of Canada or Success by Example – volume 3 – Brantford – Ontario – 1894 – Bradley, Garretson and Co – page 300; https://archive.org/stream/canadianalbummen03cochuoft#page/299/mode/1up

William Edward Emmons was a dentist. He lived at 1857 Nelson Street from 1904 to 1911.

He was born in Belleville, Ontario on September 2, 1861. His father was Richard Emmons (born January 19, 1831 in England); his mother was Sarah Eliza Fretts (born May 11, 1838; died after 1911, possibly in Montreal. He studied dentristry with Dr. Neelands of Lindsay, Ontario, from 1879 to 1882. Then he went to Manitoba, where he worked with Dr. Benson until he set up his own office in 1884. From 1887 to 1890, he studied at the Chicago College of Dental Surgery, and he obtained a degree in dentistry in 1890.

On June 11, 1891, in Winnipeg, he married Ellen Jane McCrossan. She was born in Chatham, Ontario, on December 19, 1866 (or 1865). Her father was Thomas McCrossan (1834-1927); her mother was Jane (“Jennie”) Elizabeth Macdonald (1841-1932). Ellen was a pianist and singer who had studied music in New York.

The Emmons family moved to Vancouver about 1901 or 1902. After renting a house at 837 Davie Street in 1903, they moved to their new house at 1857 Nelson Street in 1904.

William maintained his dental practice in Vancouver. Ellen continued her interest in music; she was a member of the Women’s Musical Club of Vancouver.

Dr. Emmons was planning to build another house at 1203 Matthews Avenue in Vancouver’s Shaughnessy Heights. However, he became ill and he died in Vancouver on October 7, 1911. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

After Dr. Emmons died, Mrs. Emmons sold 1857 Nelson Street to Col. John McLarty MacMillan. Mrs. Emmons moved for a short time to 1900 Comox Street, which had been the home of her brother, John Alexander McCrossan. By 1914, the family was at 1203 Matthews Avenue near Selkirk Avenue.

Ellen Jane Emmons died in Vancouver on November 28, 1942. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

William Edward Emmons and Ellen Jane McCrossan had the following children.

Mabel Emmons

Mabel Emmons (or Maybelle McCrossan Emmons) was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 24, 1893. She died in Winnipeg on May 24, 1902.

Edward Fretts Emmons

Edward Fretts Emmons was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 9, 1894.

He enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War, and later entered the mining business.

On September 12, 1923, in Vancouver, he married Blanche Margaret Babbit. She was born in Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan on June 10, 1895. Her father was Charles Rupert Babbit; her mother was Mary Smith Grieve.

Edward died August 3, 1985, in West Vancouver, British Columbia. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Blanche died on November 18, 1972, in Vancouver. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

William Frank Emmons

William Frank Emmons was born in Winnipeg on July 14, 1896.

During the First World War, he served with the Royal Canadian Artillery. After the war, he went to McGill University in Montreal, and stayed there for three years, followed by five years at the Mayo Clinic. In 1932, he returned to Vancouver, and practiced as a neuro-surgeon.

He married Helen Alice Olsen. She was born on March 31, 1908, in Superior, Wisconsin. Her father was Peter Olsen; her mother was Andrea Peterson. Helen died in Vancouver on October 4, 1984. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

William Frank Emmons died in Vancouver on November 6, 1988. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver on November 10, 1988.

Richard Conrad Emmons

Richard Conrad (Con) Emmons was born in Winnipeg on August 28, 1898. He attended the University of British Columbia, and became a geologist. He taught at the University of Wisconsin – Madison for 45 years; he retired in 1969.

On June 8, 1926, he married Pearl Elizabeth Hocking. She died on March 19, 1985.

He died on September 4, 1993.

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Richard Emmons (father of William Edward Emmons)

Ancestors and Cousins including Rice, Schueths, Schindler & Conger Families, http://www.schueths.com/doug/genealogy/publicvers/gleanedwithnotes/pafg945.htm#81163

“Ontario Census, 1861,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MQW9-GVM : accessed 13 Jan 2014), Richard Emmons, 1861.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVXL-LB4 : accessed 13 Jan 2014), Richard Emmonds, Belleville, Hastings West, Ontario, Canada.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWL7-4NT : accessed 13 Jan 2014), Richard Emmonds, Belleville City, Hastings West, Ontario, Canada.

“Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JFCW-Y43 : accessed 13 Jan 2014), Richard Emmons, 1904.

Sarah Eliza Fretts (mother of William Edward Emmons)

“Canada Census, 1851,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWT7-GJN : accessed 13 Jan 2014), Sarah Eliza Fretts, Tyendinaga, Hastings County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada.

“Canada Census, 1851,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWT7-GJF : accessed 13 Jan 2014), Sarah Fretts, Tyendinaga, Hastings County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada.

William Edward Emmons

Memorable Manitobans: William Edward Emmons (1861-?), http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/emmons_we.shtml (includes photograph).

William Edward Emmons, The Canadian Album: Men of Canada or Success by Example, Vol. III, Bradley, Garretson & Company, Brantford, Ontario, 1894, page 300 (includes photograph); https://archive.org/stream/canadianalbummen03cochuoft#page/300/mode/1up

“Memories linger on,” Vancouver Province, July 8, 1976, page 21.

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Manitoba Marriages, Registration Number: 1891-001209, June 11, 1891, Winnipeg, Manitoba, William Edward Emmons and Ellen Jane McCrossan.

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1911 Canada Census, British Columbia, Vancouver, 2 Vancouver City, page 16, family 158, lines 43 to 48; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63707&highlight=43&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+William+Edward+Emmons

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British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1911-09-130555, William Edwards Emmons.

Society, Vancouver Province, October 11, 1911, page 5: “The death of Dr. William Edward Emmons which took place last Saturday has been heard with regret by a large circle of friends. Dr. Emmons, who was one of the leading dental surgeons, of the city, was born in Belleville, Ont., and went to Winnipeg in 1890. He was married a year later to Miss Jennie McCrossan of that city, and came to Vancouver in 1902. One sister, Mrs. Fred Congor lives at St. Paul, Minn., and another, Mrs. McDonald, in Montreal. Their mother is still living and makes her home with Mrs. McDonald. Dr. Emmons’ death, which occurred after a long illness, was due to malignant embrocarditis. Mrs. Emmons is again occupying her own house on Nelson street.”

Williams (sic) Edward Emmons, obituary, Vancouver Province, October 9, 1911, page 13: “Emmons – The funeral of the late Dr. Williams Edward Emmons, who died on Saturday, took place this afternoon from the residence of his brother-in-law, Dr. A.S. Monro, 1185 Georgia. Rev. C.C. Owen officiated.”

William Edward Emmons, Find A Grave, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Plot: JONES/*/04/010/0016, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26291802.

Ellen Jane McCrossan (wife of William Edward Emmons)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGY-3JB : accessed 13 Jan 2014), Ellen Jane Emmons, 1942.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1942-09-614220, Ellen Jane Emmons.

Ellen Jane McCrossan, Find A Grave, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Plot: JONES/*/04/010/0015, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26291801.

“Mrs. E. Emmons Rites Tuesday,” Vancouver Province, November 30, 1942, page 22 (includes photograph of Mrs. E.J. Emmons).

“Mrs. E.J. Emmons,” Vancouver Sun, November 30, 1942, page 17; http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FvZlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2688%2C1811108.

Ellen Jane Emmons, death notice, Vancouver Province, November 30, 1942, page 15; Vancouver Sun, November 30, 1942, page 14; http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FvZlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4305%2C1792301.

Mabel Emmons (daughter of William Edward Emmons and Ellen Jane McCrossan)

Manitoba Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1893-006387, May 24, 1893, Winnipeg, Mabel Emmons; Mother: Ellen Jane McCrossan.

Manitoba Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1902-002213, May 24, 1902, Winnipeg, Maybelle McCrossan Emmons.

Edward Fretts Emmons (son of William Edward Emmons and Ellen Jane McCrossan)

Manitoba Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1894-002673, Edward Fred (sic) Emmons, Winnipeg; Mother: Ellan Jane McClarson (sic)

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Emmons, Edward F; Regimental number(s): 521048; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2907 – 49; Date of Birth: 09/08/1894; http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=379336&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=2pqjpe7hf3sv8cp4n57ef0ih23; Attestation Paper (front) http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gpc003/312077a.gif; Attestation Paper (back): http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gpc003/312077b.gif.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8S-DBS : accessed 13 Jan 2014), Ellen Jane Mccrossan in entry for Edward Fretts Emmons and Blanche Margaret Babbit, 1923.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1923-09-257120, Edward Fretts Emmons and Blanche Margaret Babbit, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=677e7bf7-f3d1-412f-9e00-789eea499ba9

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLZ-KTM : accessed 13 Jan 2014), Edward Fretts Emmons, 1985.

British Columbia Death Registrations , Registration Number: 1985-09-014034, Edward Fretts Emmons, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=a2386060-27c1-4075-8202-6ae0d1306948

Edward Fretts Emmons, Find A Grave, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Plot: JONES/*/04/010/0009, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26425241.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBN-M55 : accessed 13 Jan 2014), Blanche Margaret Emmons, 1972.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1972-09-015917, Blanche Margaret Emmons, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=61b3ee0a-fc4e-4803-9179-e8787bcf726d.

Blanche Margaret Emmons, Find A Grave, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Plot: JONES/*/04/010/0012, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26425243.

William Frank Emmons (son of William Edward Emmons and Ellen Jane McCrossan)

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Emmons, William F.;  Rank: GNR; Regimental number(s): 2601889; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2908 – 8; Date of Birth: 14/07/1896; http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=379352&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=2pqjpe7hf3sv8cp4n57ef0ih23. Attestation paper (front): http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gpc003/312089a.gif.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X38V-RLK : accessed 13 Jan 2014), Dr. William F Emmons Surgeon in household of Mary G Wincoll, Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0023, sheet , family 336, NARA microfilm publication .

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1988-09-018638, William Frank Emmons, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=54e0119c-640b-426a-8ce4-fc1fe315d5f6; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=ce6629b0-6192-4381-b53c-001ded180661.

William Frank Emmons, Find A Grave, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Plot: JONES/*/04/010/0014, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26425245.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGMM-QYZ : accessed 13 Jan 2014), Helen Alice Emmons, 1984.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1984-09-016538, Helen Alice Emmons, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=fb90d8b8-1cd2-4fb2-9682-9e9de6862051.

Helen Alice Emmons, Find A Grave, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Plot: JONES/*/04/010/0013, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26425244.

Richard Conrad Emmons

Manitoba Birth Registrations: Registration Number: 1898-004219, Richard Conrad Emmons, born August 28, 1893, Winnipeg; Mother: Ellen Jane McCrossan.

“Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XKLP-HR6 : accessed 13 Jan 2014), Richard Conrad Emmons, 1931.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K7JG-71Y : accessed 13 Jan 2014), Richard C Emmons, Ward 20, Madison, Madison City, Dane, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 13-66, sheet 1B, family 18, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 4470.

“United States National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel Files, 1954-1970,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KLW9-Q8H : accessed 13 Jan 2014), Richard C Emmons, 1953.

“Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V83W-1D5 : accessed 13 Jan 2014), Pearl Hocking Emmons, 1985.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JL9L-NNG : accessed 13 Jan 2014), Pearl Emmons, March 1985; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V83W-16B : accessed 13 Jan 2014), Richard Conrad Emmons, 1993.

Memorial of Richard Conrad Emmons, 1898-1993, American Mineralogist, February 1995, v. 80, p. 194-196 http://www.minsocam.org/msa/ammin/toc/Articles_Free/1995/Bailey_p194-196_95.pdf

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