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 Emeline Staniford <I>Holt</I> Ticknor

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Emeline Staniford Holt Ticknor

  • Birth 25 Sep 1810 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 21 Nov 1879 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 65785781

Emeline Staniford Holt Ticknor

Beloved wife of William Davis Ticknor, American Publisher, Boston, Suffolk, MA, A Founder, Ticknor and Fields, publishing house. In 1908, Ticknor and Fields, became the Houghton Mifflin Company

Father: Rev. Benjamin Holt, School Master, Mayhew School of Boston, Suffolk, MA (B: 07 Aug 1773, Windham, Windham, Connecticut - Died: 09 Mar 1861) & Esther Webb (B: Abt 1742, Windham, Windham, Connecticut- Abt 1834);
Mother: Ruth Baldwin (B: 1783, Boston, Suffolk, MA - May 1856)
Grandfather: Rev. Thomas Baldwin, an Eminent Baptist Clergy of Boston, Suffolk, MA

Emeline was a Swedenborgian by faith joining the New Jerusalem Church, in Boston, Suffolk, MA, on 02 Apr 1843, from Jamaica Plain, Middlesex, MA. It is said that Emeline brought much devotional and social value to her beloved church society.

Married (25 Dec 1832, Lancaster, Worcester, MA): William Davis Ticknor (B: 06 Aug 1810 Lebanon, NH – Died: 10 APR 1864, Philadelphia, PA), S/o William Ticknor & Betsey (Ellis)

Children were: William Davis Ticknor (B: 18 Aug 1834, Boston, Suffolk, MA - 03 Jan 1836, Boston, Suffolk, MA), Howard Malcolm Ticknor (B: 04 Jul 1836, MA -13 May 1905, San Francisco, CA), Richard Ellis Ticknor (B: 25 Mar 1841, Boston, Suffolk, MA - 03 Oct 1841, Boston, Suffolk, MA), Captain Benjamin Holt Ticknor, Veteran, Civil War, (B: 03 Aug 1842, Boston, Suffolk, MA - 15 Jan 1914, Boston, Suffolk, MA), Emeline Ticknor (B: 08 Jun 1845, MA-02 Apr 1911) Note: She joined her mother's church on 02 Jul 1863, from Jamaica Plain, MA, Alice Ticknor (B: 24 Feb 1847, Boston, Suffolk, MA - 07 Aug 1877, Boston, Suffolk, MA), joined the church on 01 Jan 1865, from Jamaica Plain, MA, and Thomas Baldwin Ticknor (B: 08 Nov 1848, West Roxbury, MA), became a member of the New Jerusalem Churcch on 03 Apr 1870.

Timothy Harrington Carter sold his printing business on School Street, The Old Corner Book Store, Boston, Suffolk, MA, to Messrs. John Allen & William D. Ticknor, T. H. Carter serving as a silent partner.

Cousin: George Ticknor (August 1, 1791 – January 26, 1871) American academician and Hispanist, specialization: languages and literature. He is known for his scholarly work on the history and criticism of Spanish literature.


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  • Created by: Glenn Ellis
  • Added: 17 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65785781
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emeline Staniford Holt Ticknor (25 Sep 1810–21 Nov 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65785781, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Glenn Ellis (contributor 47410127) .