This will be a two-parter as my "Emma info folder" is divided between my desk at work and my file cabinet at home. That's what I get for trying to review info during down time at work. Ha... Here are some of the basics and I'll add to this info tomorrow.
1835 - 1892
Emma Pierce was born February 25, 1835 in Chester, Pennsylvania to Edward and Jane Pierce.
She married Amos Gartside around 1855.
1860 Census - PA Delaware Co. South Ward p232 2nd St.
Amos Gartside 39 MW manufacturer ENG
Emma Gartside 24 FW PA
Kate Gartside 02 FW PA
*John Gartside was born October 1856 but he is missing in the 1860 census. Must have died young.
1880 Census - PA Delaware Co. Chester ED18 p338 2nd St.
Amos Gartside self M MW 52 Mfg ENG ENG ENG
Emma Gartside wife M FW 46 PA PA PA
Bessie Gartside dau S FW 19 PA ENG PA
Mary Gartside dau S FW 14 PA ENG PA
Bertie Gartside dau S FW 02 PA ENG PA
Emma died April 28, 1892 in Chester, Pennsylvania and was buried May 01, 1892 in Chester Rural Cemetery.
Amos died May 05, 1895 in Chester, Pennsylvania. He is buried in Chester Rural Cemetery.
Children of EMMA PIERCE and AMOS GARTSIDE:
JOHN GARTSIDE, b. October 1856
KATHERINE GARTSIDE, b. 1857
GEORGIANNA GARTSIDE, b. January 1864
MARY A GARTSIDE, b. 1866
Other notes on Emma provided by Char Clark:
On July 7, 1870 James Pierce bought lot N116 at Chester Rural Cemetery. Emma Gartside
bought lot N117, evidently to bury Henry Pierce who died 7/5/1870. Thomas and Jane were moved to this lot from another cemetery 5/15/1876.
The Gartside family owned most of section N, lots 4,5,6,29,30,and 31.
Emma and Amos are buried in one of those lots. Her residence at time of death
as 2nd and Fulton St. Chester, PA.