Emma (Gimber) Cook
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Emma (Gimber) Cook (bef. 1844 - 1909)

Emma Cook formerly Gimber
Born before in Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdommap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 15 May 1869 in Maidstone, Kent, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Riwaka, Nelson, New Zealandmap
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Profile last modified | Created 18 Jun 2016
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Emma was born in 1844 at Maidstone, Kent, England and baptised on 2 June[1]. She was the daughter of Joseph Gimber and Mary Ann.

In 1851 she was living with her parents, Joseph and Mary A, and four siblings - William (13), Mary A (9), Ellen (5) and Frances (1) - at Maidstone[2]. She was a scholar aged 7. In 1861 her mother was widowed, working as a bag sorter at a paper mill, and looking after three children - Emma (17), Ellen (14) and GIles (7) - and a boarder (14)[3].

She married Joseph Cook on 15 May 1869 at Maidstone[4]. They had at least three children.

In 1871 she was living with her husband Joseph and daughter Elizabeth (1) at Maidstone[5] (E&W 1871 Census return RG10-945-42-36 Randall Street Maidstone Kent England).

She emigrated to New Zealand.

She died on 1 August 1909 aged 65[6] at Riwaka, Nelson.


  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NY6J-MVG : 19 September 2020), Emma Gimber, 1844. Accessed 1 Dec 2020
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGLM-7F4 : 9 November 2019), Emma Gimber in household of Joseph Gimber, Maidstone, Kent, England; citing Maidstone, Kent, England, p. 39, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey. Accessed 1 Dec 2020
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MP-XJXT : 25 August 2020), Emma Gimber in household of Mary S Gimber, Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey. Accessed 1 Dec 2020
  4. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNFR-R38 : 10 December 2014), Joseph Cook and Emma Gimber, 15 May 1869; citing Maidstone, Kent, England, reference item 1 p 468, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,866,562.
  5. "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VF65-S4L : 16 November 2020), Emma Cook in entry for Joseph Cook, 1871. Accessed 1 Dec 2020
  6. New Zealand Births, Deaths & Marriages Online (Digital Database), Department of Internal Affairs Death Registration. Accessed 1 Dec 2020
    1909/5098 Cook Emma 65Y 01/08/1909

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