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 Emma Mae Carroll

Emma Mae Carroll

Birth
Kahatchee, Talladega County, Alabama, USA
Death 19 May 1920 (aged 15)
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Burial Kahatchee, Talladega County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 6282961 · View Source
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Emma Mae Carroll was the first child born to Thomas Samuel Carroll and Francis Idella "Della" Pope Carroll. Relatives familiar with Kahatchee and the families who lived there remember Emma as having died of tuberculosis, and her age of only fifteen years at time of death would tend to confirm this information .

Emma's father had died thirteen months prior ; and he was only 40 at the time of his death . Emma could have contacted the illness from her father . Thomas' mother , Laura Jane Coan Carroll ; died shortly after the 1880 US Census in Franklin County , Alabama , where she was only 24 . Emma's cause of death could have been a problem that developed two generations prior to her birth .

Emma's death record indicates she died in Birmingham . While having Emma cared for in an appropriate facility ; Della had her hands full with the care of the three oldest sons of Thomas and herself , the raising of their youngest child , Tilson Coan , keeping a roof over their heads , and food on her family's table.

After the death of her husband , and with the approaching death of their first born child ; Della placed her three oldest sons in the Presbyterian Home for Children in Talladega until they graduated from high school . Tilson was only three years old at the time , and the orphanage would not accept children so young - he remained at home with Della through this difficult time .

As Crawford Pope , Martice Howard , and Earnest Elton , one-by-one , were released from the orphanage ; they all returned home to Kahatchee to be with their mother and younger brother.

All four sons of Thomas and Della would live to raise families of their own .


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  • Maintained by: Dale Martin Carroll
  • Originally Created by: Richard Robinson
  • Added: 22 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6282961
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emma Mae Carroll (30 Jan 1905–19 May 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6282961, citing Kahatchee Cemetery, Kahatchee, Talladega County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Dale Martin Carroll (contributor 48071290) .