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Emma M. Child Greenleaf

Birth
Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
Death 24 Jul 1913 (aged 56–57)
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 110175392 · View Source
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Date 24 JUL 1913
Source: Long Beach Press
ABSTRACT Died 7/24/1913 at her home at 922 Chestnut. Death due to heart failure. She was 57. Born in Woodstock, Conn. Was a cousin of Oliver Wendell Holmes. For many years she was principal of a Chicago high school. She came to California 12 years ago and was active at Chautauqua, and the inspiration of the Carroll Park social center movement. Survived by mother, Mrs. E.A. Child of Jefferson IA.; nephew Dr. J.P. Best of Long Beach. Services at the Congregational church.

From the July 24, 1913 Los Angeles Herald:
EMMA GREENLEAF CLAIMED BY DEATH
LONG BEACH. July 24—This city was shocked today by the news of the sudden death, early this morning, of Mrs. Emma Greenleaf,57 years old, one of the most prominent clubwomen of Southern California and well known throughout the southwest. Mrs. Greenleaf, who lived at the home of her nephew and niece. Dr. and Mrs. J. P. Best, 922 Chestnut avenue, had been confined to her home for two weeks by a nervous breakdown. Quiet and rest were expected to bring about her recovery. Last night at 7:30 she grew worse and for a few hours suffered severely, then became unconscious until the end. Mrs. Greenleaf lived in Long Beach ten years and had participated In local, district and state club work. She had traveled widely in this and other countries and gave literary and travel lectures. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. F.L. Child of Jefferson, La., a brother living at the same place, and a sister in Woodstock, Conn. Funeral services will be held here Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Congregational church.


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  • Created by: Claudine Burnett
  • Added: 7 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110175392
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emma M. Child Greenleaf (1856–24 Jul 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110175392, citing Long Beach Municipal Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Claudine Burnett (contributor 47127475) .