Emma (Clingman) Laswell
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Emma Eva (Clingman) Laswell (1868 - 1905)

Emma Eva Laswell formerly Clingman
Born in Madison County, Iowa, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Crawford County, Indiana, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Jun 2012
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Emma was born in 1868. Emma Clingman ... She passed away in 1905. [1]

[2] Name: Ema Klingman Age in 1870: 2 Birth Year: abt 1868 Birthplace: Ohio Home in 1870: Madison, Madison, Iowa Race: White Gender: Female Post Office: Earlham William Bolsby 29 Mariah Bolsby 26 James T Bolsby 4 Julia A Bolsby 2 Henry Klingman 48 Elizabeth Klingman 43 Mimhall Klingman 18 Mary Klingman 15 Charles Klingman 13 Edwin Klingman 8 John Klingman 3 Ema Klingman 2 Jennie Snitt 35

[3] Name: Emma Klingman Age: 11 Birth Year: abt 1869 Birthplace: Iowa Home in 1880: Union, Crawford, Indiana Race: White Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Daughter Marital Status: Single Father's Name: Henry Klingman Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania Mother's name: Elizabeth Klingman Mother's Birthplace: Maryland Occupation: At Home Henry Klingman 58 Elizabeth Klingman 54 Charles Klingman 22 Edwin Klingman 18 Jesse Klingman 12 Emma Klingman 11

[4] Marriage Notes for David Laswell and Emma Clingman: Married in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. (Marriage Certificates 1830-1922 Knox County IL Clerk of the Superior Court. Film # 141055 Batch # 537837) Marriage license states David Laswell's parents gave their assent to the marriage as David was 19 years old and under age. David is listed as a merchant from Taswell, Crawford County, Indiana. Emma is shown to be a resident of Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. The witnesses to the marriage were John J. Morgan and Emma's sister, Mary H. Morgan. The marriage took place at the Knox County Court House.

[5] Name: Emma E Laswell Age: 31 Birth Date: Aug 1868 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1900: Union, Crawford, Indiana[Crawford] Race: White Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Wife Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: D S Laswell Marriage Year: 1889 Years Married: 11 Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania Mother's Birthplace: Maryland Mother: number of living children: 3 Mother: How many children: 4 D S Laswell 30 Emma E Laswell 31 Jessie L Laswell 10 Katie Laswell 8 Wayne Laswell 6

[6] Before A. B. Tucker a justice of the peace in and for Johnson Township Crawford County, Indiana; Comes Andrew A. Laswell and upon his Oath deposes and Says that on or about the 2nd day of August 1891 that Emma E Laswell was guilty of profanity which was unlawful by Saying to one Larkin Miller that you are a “god dam lire” which was unlawful and contrary to the forms of the Statutes made and provided for in Such cases and against the peace and dignity of the State of Indiana.

Signed Andrew A. Laswell Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 5th day of Aug 1891 Allen B. Tucker J. P. Seal; The defendant Emma E. Laswell being present entered a plea of guilty whereby I made her fine at one dollar and cost therein taxed and that She Stand committed until Said fine and cost was paid or replevied. This 5th day of August 1891 Allen B. Tucker J. P. seal

I Pheby L. Miles hereby acknowledge myself Replevin bail for the Stay of the above Judgment for ninety days from the Rendition thereof. Dated this 5th day of August 1891 Signed and accepted P. I Miles

October the 21st 1891 the above Judgment Settled in full. A. B. Tucker Justice of the Peace.

[7]Death Near Grantsburg; Mrs. Sherman Laswell died last Sunday at her home one and a half mile east of Grantsburg, aged about 35 years, after a continued illness of stomach trouble. The remains were buried Monday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the log Church and were largely attended. Mrs. Laswell leaves a husband and five children to mourn her departure. She was a highly respected woman and her death is a loss to the community, who deeply sympathize with the bereaved family.

[8] A new headstone was created and placed for Emma in 2005. This stone was placed in the only logical location between her Laswell-Curl in-laws and her two babies. Pleasant Ridge Tick Hill Cemetery N38 16.4831 W86 33.4733

[9]NAME: Emma E. Laswell LAST NAME: Laswell DIED: 1905/07/10 CRAWFORD_CO.: AT: AGE AT DEATH: 37 SEX: female COLOR: white PRIMARY CAUSE OF DEATH GIVEN WAS: Exudative Nephritis CERTIFIED BY: Dr. E. M. Land PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL: Grantsburg, In. DATE OF BURIAL: 1905/07/11 FUNERAL DIRECTOR: B. Y. Miller BOOK NO: 1900-06 PG NO: 66 “NOT A CERTIFIED COPY” Husband: Sherman Laswell Date of Birth: 1868; Father: Henry Klingman Birthplace: Unknown Mother: Lizzie Klingman Birthplace: Unknown


  • Ronald Yates, firsthand knowledge. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Ronald and others.
  1. Entered by Ronald Yates, Jun 7, 2012
  2. 1870 United States Federal Census
  3. 1880 United States Federal Census
  4. (Source: Carlene Warner via misc e-mail communication with Ron Yates)
  5. 1900 United States Federal Census
  6. State of Indiana Vs Emma Laswell;
  7. (Source: Crawford County Democrat; Thursday July 18 - 1905)
  8. Ron Yates (Great Grandson, Grandson of Jesse Leah Laswell)
  9. Crawford County, Indiana Death Information

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