Madame Emma <I>Peek</I> Marantette

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Madame Emma Peek Marantette

Mendon, St. Joseph County, Michigan, USA
Death 26 Jan 1922 (aged 72)
Mendon, St. Joseph County, Michigan, USA
Burial Mendon, St. Joseph County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 6794099 · View Source
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Emma married Charles Marantette and divorced a short time later. In 1882 she met D.H. Harris who brought her from the amatuer ranks to professional horsewomen. One horse St. Patrick held the high jump record of 7ft 10 1/4 inches(sidesaddle!!!) She had a specially made Pullman railcar with her name and St. Patrick boldly painted on the side. She then became nationally known and joined the Barnum and Baily Circus and travelled to England with them. She was forced to quit after one season due to the horses health. A year after her death Barnum and Baily passed through town and stopped there for an hour while the performers marched out to her grave to pay respects to her and placed a wreath on her grave. Madame is buried in Mendon Cemetery with her dog.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Madame Emma Peek Marantette (9 Sep 1849–26 Jan 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6794099, citing Mendon Township Cemetery, Mendon, St. Joseph County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .