|Birth: ||Aug. 2, 1869|
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 1941|
Orphaned at the age of nine years old she was raised by her maternal Aunt Elizabeth Burleson Sneed and her Uncle Thomas Sneed in Austin, Texas. One of three daughters she was the only one to remember her parents as her sisters were five and three years old when their parents died within six months of each other.
She attended St. Mary's Academy in Austin and Augusta Female Seminary, now known as Mary Baldwin College, in Staunton, Virginia. She and her sister, Lily Burleson MacDonnell, were interested in Texas history due to their family heritage. In 1905 she worked with her Uncle Fergus Kyle on a bill for the State of Texas to purchase the Alamo. She joined the Daughter's of the Republic of Texas in 1906 and was an active member.
She was a member of the Texas Historical Commission. In 1936 she chaired the official historical contest of the Texas Centennial Central Exposition. She and her sister, Lily, helped staff the information desk in the State Capitol Building during the Centennial. She was also a member of the Philosophical Society of Texas.
She collected historical items, especially furniture, donating them to the French Legation House and the Governor's Mansion. To immortalize her gifts she had metal tags with her name attached to furniture. She would often ask visiting nieces or nephews to crawl under or behind furniture to make certain the tags had not been removed.
She never married, instead living with her younger sister, Lily and her family. She was named for her mother, Emma Kyle.
Edward Burleson (1826 - 1877)
Emma Lucy Kyle Burleson (1832 - 1877)
Edward Claiborne Burleson (1855 - 1863)*
James Green Burleson (1859 - 1915)*
Ford McCullough Burleson (1861 - 1887)*
Albert Sidney Burleson (1863 - 1937)*
Kyle Burleson (1865 - 1866)*
Edward Burleson (1867 - 1873)*
Emma Kyle Burleson (1869 - 1941)
Lily Kyle Burleson MacDonnell (1871 - 1948)*
Mary Kyle Burleson Bee (1873 - 1923)*
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Nov 15, 2007
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