Emma Wilhelmine Melching Ferguson Barnum Biography (1875-1924)


Emma Wilhelmine Melching Ferguson Barnum Biography (1875-1924)

Emma Wilhelmine Melching Ferguson Barnum Biography (1875-1924)

Born: 5 Sep 1875 Steubenville, Ohio
Died: 9 Feb 1924 Seattle, Washington
Father: August Frank Melching
Mother: Augusta Phenora Melching
Siblings: Augusta Christina Melching
Henry William Melching
Elizabeth Melching
Emma Wilhelmine Melching
August Carl Melching
Lena F. Melching
Lillian Helen Melching
Elsie Susan Melching
Julia Anna Melching
Matilda Catherine Melching
Frederick Melching
Baby Melching
Spouse: Ernest Eugene Ferguson
Married: 19 Dec 1896 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Children: Ella Roberta Ferguson
Ernest Eugene Ferguson, Jr.
Spouse: Edward Delancey Barnum
Married: 1904
Children: Donovan Hurd Barnum
Margaret Melching Barnum


Emma Wilhelmine Melching Ferguson Barnum Biography (1875-1924)

Emma Wilhelmine Melching was born 5th of September, 1875 at Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.

Her parents are August Frank Melching and Augusta Phenora Melching.

Her siblings are Augusta Christina, Henry William, Elizabeth, August Carl, Lena F., Lillian Helen, Elsie Susan, Julia Anna, Matilda Catherine, Frederick and Baby Melching.

Emma married Ernest Eugene Ferguson on 19 Dec 1896 at Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Their children are Ella Roberta Ferguson and Ernest Eugene Ferguson, Jr.

Ernest died 13 December 1901 in Emmet Co., Michigan and Emma married Edward Delancey Barnum abt 1904.

Their children are Donovan Hurd Barnum and Margaret Melching Barnum.

Emma died 9 February 1924 at Seattle, King, Washington.


Emma Wilhelmine Melching Ferguson Barnum Biography (1875-1924)


  • Name variant: Emma L.
  • 1880 Federal Census, Little Traverse Twp, Emmet, Michigan
Melching, Augustin F., Emma, daughter, single, female, white, 4, OH, Hanover, Hanover
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Date: 12/16/1896
Liber: 2
Folio: 62
  • 1900 Federal Census, Little Traverse Twp., Emmet, Michigan:
Ferguson, Eugene E., head, white male, Oct 1870, 29, married 3 years, MI, NY, Can, Livery Stable Man, Emma L., wife, white, female, Sep 1875, 24, married 3 years 2 kids 2 living, OH, Ger, Ger, Roberta, daughter, white, female, Aug 1897, 2, single, MI, MI, OH, Ernest, son, white, male, Jan? 1899, 1, single, MI, MI, OH
  • Birth & Death: Melching Family Bible, copy given to Arnold L. Howse
  • Letter from Charlene Barnum Brower to Arnold Howse May 26, 2000.
  • Death Place: IGI and year says 1923


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