Take a family document (baptismal certificate, passenger list, naturalization petition, etc.) and write a brief narrative using the information.
|Rame Head, Cornwall|
And then, her story becomes fairly uneventful - at least, as far as the census records can tell. Until the 1891 census, when her husband John described himself as a widower, so I thought that Emma had died - then in the 1901 census, Emma was mysteriously back from the dead, and John was missing. After much research, and even more miracles, I found that in 1891 Emma had actually been in the County Lunatic Asylum in Bodmin - and, in 1901, her husband John was there instead!
|Bodmin Lunatic Asylum © Peter Higginbotham|
Emma went on to live with her daughter, another Emma, and son-in-law Samuel HAYWOOD at 32 West Street, Millbrook, Cornwall. She died on 21 April 1915 of heart disease and dropsy in Kingsand, Cornwall.
Once again, in honour of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month. I know this is really US-centric - but that's not going to stop me honouring my own Fearless Females...