Emma (Gaffner) Binkley
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Emma (Gaffner) Binkley (1868 - 1887)

Emma Binkley formerly Gaffner
Born in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United Statesmap
Sister of [half]
Wife of — married 9 Aug 1886 in Douglas County, Coloradomap
Died in Franktown, Douglas, Colorado, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Sep 2015
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Inscription: Darling wife of Henry

GPS Map; [1]



Emma was born to Christian, born 1830 Switzerland and Elizabeth ?-Gaffner, born 1840 Switzerland. Elizabeth Gaffner remarried after Christian's death to Leo Noftz.

Emma married Henry Morgan BINKLEY & was his 1st wife. She died at the age of 19 yrs 5 mos 26 days, just 4 months after their only child was born. 'Emma Nathelia BINKLEY born May 14, 1887. Find A Grave: Memorial #28467487 later in Oct. 1887. She died from a fall.

1870 Omaha City, Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Age 2
Birth Year (Estimated) 1867-1868
Birthplace Nebraska
Page Number 48
Christian Gaffner M 39 Switzerland Saloon keeper
Elizabeth Gaffner F 30 Switzerland
Mary Gaffner F 10 Illinois
Jacob Gaffner M 8 Illinois
Elizabeth Gaffner F 6 Illinois
Lillie Gaffner F 4 Illinois
Emma Gaffner F 2 Nebraska
Ransom Geisberger M 50 Saxony
Citing this Record
1885 Douglas, Colorado, United States
Age 44
Birth Year (Estimated) 1841
Schedule Type Population
Leo Noftz M 42 Blacksmith Prussia
Elizabeth Noftz Wife F 44 Switzerland
Albert Noftz Son M 9 Colorado
Joseph Noftz Son M 4 Colorado
Jacob Gaffner Stepson M 22 Cattleman Illinois
Emma Gaffner Stepdaughter F 17 Student Nebraska
Mary J Finneo Stepdaughter F 24 Illinois
Erie Hugh Granddaughter F 4
Edward P Hugh Grandson M 3
Retah Finneo Granddaughter F 0
Edward B Hoyt Boarder M 44
Citing this Record


"Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006,"
Name Henry M Binkley 1860 - 1942
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 09 Aug 1886
Event Place Douglas, Colorado, United States
Spouse's Name Emma Gaffner
Citing this Record


Emma Nathelia Binkley-Linklater born 1887 - 1931


Mary born 1860 Illinois
Jacob born 1862 Illinois
Elizabeth born 1864 Illinois
Lily Y. Gaffner born 1869 - 1925
1/2 Siblings
Albert Noftz (1877 - 1952
Minnie Noftz (1879 - 1880
Record Journal of Douglas, January 30, 1942 [2]
" In August 1886 he, Henry Morgan Binkley, was married to Emma Gaffner, who passed away October 6th 1887 leaving a four month old daughter. Then he returned to Ohio, leaving her with his father and sisters until at the age of 17 years, he returned her to Colorado on July 29. 1904. She later married Fred Linklater at CastIe Rock, where she passed away several years ago, leaving seven children."


OF Emma Gaffner-Binkley/Christian Gaffner's GRANDdaughter, Emma Nathelia

"The marriage of Miss Emma Binkley, of Franktown, to Mr. Fred Linklater of Larkspur, Colo., was celebrated on Wednesday the 16th of March at high noon in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell , in the presence of about forty-five friends. Judge Clifton R. Bassell performed the ceremony. The bride was attired in an elegant gown of cream satin. She wore roses in her hair and carried a bouquet of roses and carnations. Miss Grace Linklater acted as bride's maid, and the groom was attended by his best man, Mr. Andrew Nickson. The apartment was nicely decorated with flowers, and a very elaborate dinner was served after the ceremony. Many beautiful as well as useful presents were received. Mr. and Mrs. Linklater will take a short trip and then be at home to their friends near Larkspur where Mr. Linklater has employment. Miss Binkley has lived most of her life at Franktown, and is a very general favorite with all who know her. The many friends of the happy couple extend congratulations and best wishes for a prosperous life together." (Castle Rock Journal Mar. 18, 1910)


  • find a grave :Maintained by: Reenie Winfrey Carlton--:Originally Created by: Bob Rohwedder --Record added: Apr 19, 2007--:Find A Grave Memorial# 19006660
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHD3-VL6 : accessed 6 March 2016), Emma Gaffner in household of Christian Gaffner, Nebraska, United States; citing p. 48, family 410, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,328.
  • "Colorado State Census, 1885," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8WX-N1L : accessed 6 March 2016), Elizabeth Noftz in entry for Leo Noftz, 1885; citing NARA microfilm publication M158 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 498,505.
  • "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KN3Y-9PM : accessed 6 March 2016), Henry M Binkley and Emma Gaffner, 09 Aug 1886, Douglas, Colorado, United States; citing no. , State Archives, Denver; FHL microfilm 1,690,054.

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