Emma Anderson was the daughter of John Anderson and Rosa McFarland Anderson. She had two brothers and one sister. She married Charlie Erchanback in 1912. He died in 1970. They had three daughters and a son. Her second marraige was to "Jess" Kerbo in 1921. He died in 1970. She was the granddaughter of Catharine Fokes Anderson and William Pinkney Anderson. Also the granddaughter of William D. McFarland and Martha Stewart McFarland. Emma was a member of the Church of Christ.