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 - 1953
  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. Coryabt 1887 -
  6. L. Ralph Cory1893 -
  7. Inez Irene Cory1895 -
  8. Charles Cory1897 -
Facts and Events
Name Emma Rebecca Smith
Gender Female
Birth[1][2] 24 May 1854 Monroe County, Iowa
Marriage 4 Nov 1879 Monroe County, Iowato Philip Rose Cory
Census[4] 1930 Union Twp, Little River, Rice County, Kansas
Death[3][2] 2 Feb 1938 Little River, Rice County, Kansas
Burial[2][3] Little River, Rice, Kansas, United States

Rice County, Kansas, 1930 census:[4]

Cory, Emma R. Head 75 yrs (wid.; 1st marr. at 25 yrs) b. Iowa (parents, b. Missouri/Indiana) Musician (home)
Kirby, Edgar K. Gr/Son 16 yrs b. Texas (parents, b. Virginia/Kansas)
Image Gallery
  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.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Find A Grave.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Rice, Kansas, United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T626), ED 21, p. 4B, dwelling/family 115/118.
  5.   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.

  6.   Unknown newspaper, McPherson County, Kansas, 11 May 1911.


    Notice is hereby given that Letters of Guardianship, dated this 11th of May, A.D. 1911, were granted to EMMA R. CORY, the undersigned, by the Probate Court of McPherson County, Kansas, of the person and estate of Philip R. Cory, a person of unsound mind, and said Guardian is duly qualified as such.

    Emma R. Cory, Guardian. Witness my hand this 11th day of May, A.D. 1911.

    J. W. Walker, Probate Judge.