Thurtell and Related Families

Notes for Emma THURTELL

Birth certificate 31-1883-110 from the State Bureau of Vital Records, Des Moines, Iowa, shows that Emma Thurtell was born November 22, 1883, at 57 Roberts Avenue (city not shown but probably Dubuque), Dubuque County, Iowa. Her birth was filed December 31, 1883, and the record shows her mother's full name as Emma Thurtell, age 23, born in Iowa, and her father's name as Walter Thurtell, age 36, born in Wisconsin.

The 1900 U.S. Census for Jo Davies County, Illinois (Vol. 100, ED 32, Sheet 12, Line 66) shows Emma Thurtell living with her mother, sister, and brother in Dunleith Township, Jo Davies County. Emma is shown as age 16, born in November 1883 in Iowa, and employed all months of the year as a shirtmaker in the Overall Factory. Her mother is shown as born in Iowa and her father in Wisconsin.

Information received from Charlotte Mackie in 1998, primarily from Cynthia Kerman, showed Emma Thurtell married _____ Oliver and that she died in 1918 at age 35. It shows she had two children, Willard born in 1912 and Burt born in 1908. Information received from Cynthia Kerman in June 1998 showed that the sons were officially named Clinton Burt and James Willard Oliver, but both of them used their middle names.

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