Person:Emma Smith (75)

Emma Rebecca Smith
b.24 May 1854 Monroe County, Iowa
m. 30 Jun 1853
  1. Emma Rebecca Smith1854 - 1938
  2. Edward A. Smith1855 - 1912
  3. Mary R. Smith1859 -
  4. Wilbur David Smith1861 - 1930
m. 4 Nov 1879
  1. Victor L. Cory1880 - 1964
  2. Carl C. Cory1882 - 1975
  3. Charles C. Cory1883 -
  4. Ada B. Cory1884 -
  5. Daisy E. Cory1887 -
  6. L. Ralph Cory1893 -
  7. Inez Irene Cory1895 -
Facts and Events
Name Emma Rebecca Smith
Gender Female
Birth[1][2] 24 May 1854 Monroe County, Iowa
Marriage 4 Nov 1879 Carroll County, Iowato Philip Rose Cory
Death[2] 2 Feb 1938 Dickinson County, Kansas
Burial[2] Bean Cemetery, Little River, Rice, Kansas, United States

Emma at age 16 (c.1870), according to family tradition, though she looks younger.

FROM: Little River (Kansas) Monitor Journal:


EMMA R. SMITH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Smith of Albia, Iowa, was born May 24, 1854, and passed away at Herington, Kansas, February 2, 1938, at the age of 83 years, 8 months and 22 days.

She was united in marriage to Phillip R. Cory at Sheridan, Iowa, November 4, 1879, Her husband preceded her in death August 5, 1912. Since his death she has spent her time with her children. She is survived by three daughters – Mrs. F. E. Heithecker, McPherson, Kans.; Miss Ada B. Cory, Winfield, Kans.; Mrs. W. H. Haire, Herington, Kans.; four sons – Carl C. Cory, Little River, Kans.; Ralph Cory Roseburg, Oregon; Victor L. Cory, Sonora, Texas; Charles C. Cory, Imbler, Washington; fifteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, other relatives, and many dear friends.

Since 1933 she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Haire, Herington, Kans.

She united with the Methodist church at the age of six years, was a faithful worker, and always willing to do for others.

Funeral services were conducted from the M. E. Church in Little River at 2:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon by the pastor, Rev. Howard L. Williams. The body was laid to rest in Bean cemetery.

  1. Smith, Caroline. Civil War Widow's Pension File.

    Application and payment records for pension received by Caroline for the Civil War service of her husband, William H. Smith

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Grave marker, Bean Cemetery, Little River, Rice, Kansas, United States.