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Emma Winona Sheldon Gary
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Birth: Aug. 29, 1861, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1920
Blue Earth County
Minnesota, USA

Emma Winona Sheldon was born in 1861 to Porter and Caroline (Hemingway) Sheldon in Wisconsin. She married William H. Gary on August 30, 1884. They one had one child...Vernard. A biographical history of Blue Earth County residents stated her husband was a "leading real estate dealer of Mankato". Emma died April 4, 1920 and is buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Mankato.

Her siblings: Leslie Elmer, Etta Jane, Velona (Lena or Lorna),Albert Hugh, Mary Alice (Matie),Ward Joseph & Clyde Perry

Notes from Shirley Hemingway: I was told that Emma & Will Gary had only the one son Vernard. Vernard had 2 sons: Bill & Vern.(I discovered that a Vernard Gary born 12/4/1920 in Waukegan, IL & died 8/29/1982 in Carlsbad, New Mexico.) Bill Gary married Elaine and they had two sons:David(1946) & Stephen (1949). Vern Gary Jr.married Marian and they had three children: Frances (1949) & Matthew (1953) & (Eleanor) Ann Gary Bittain (1957).

8/29/2007: Visited the Blue Earth Co. Historical Society in Mankato...found the following obit. from the Mankato paper dated 4/9/1920:

The Well-Known Lady Succumbed on Saturday Night

Mrs. W.H. Gary, a former resident of this city, but who for the past few years has been making her home with her mother at Gentry, Ark., since the death of her husband here in Mankato, died at Immanuel hospital last evening at ten o'clock, following an operation which was performed a week ago.

She is survived by her son, Vernard Gary of Waukegan, Ill., who has been with her during her illness; her mother, Mrs. P.G. Sheldon and sister, Mrs. Roy Carpenter of Gentry, Ark; four brothers, Ward Sheldon, Leslie Sheldon and Bert Sheldon of Electra, Texas, and Clyde Sheldon of Waukegan.

Funeral arrangements will be made as soon as the relatives arrive.

I also visited the Glenwood Cemetery & found the Gary Family monument. William, Emma, Vernard & his wife Johanna are all buried in the family plot & their names are on the single stone monument on the plot. The cemetery record said the cause of death of Emma Gary was something about "acute something? of the stomach". Burial was 04/08/1920. 
Family links: 
  Porter G. Sheldon (1836 - 1919)
  Caroline C. Hemingway Sheldon (1840 - 1935)
  William H. Gary (1861 - 1912)*
  Vernard Sheldon Gary (1890 - 1956)*
  Leslie Elmer Sheldon (1859 - 1948)*
  Emma Winona Sheldon Gary (1861 - 1920)
  Etta Jane Sheldon Eakin (1863 - 1892)*
  Velona Sheldon Harriman (1865 - 1895)*
  Albert Hugh Sheldon (1870 - 1947)*
  Mary Alice Sheldon Carpenter (1872 - 1971)*
  Ward Joseph Sheldon (1874 - 1953)*
  Clyde Porter Sheldon (1880 - 1945)*
*Calculated relationship
Glenwood Cemetery
Blue Earth County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: S Hemingway
Record added: Apr 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19098088
Emma Winona <i>Sheldon</i> Gary
Added by: S Hemingway
Emma Winona <i>Sheldon</i> Gary
Added by: S Hemingway
Emma Winona <i>Sheldon</i> Gary
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In honor of Joe's family
- Rosemarie Kanusky
 Added: Oct. 20, 2016 memory of Emma...granddaughter of Josiah & Elizabeth Hemingway
- S Hemingway
 Added: Apr. 26, 2007

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