Emma was born in 1844 at Maidstone, Kent, England and baptised on 2 June. 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. 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).
She married Joseph Cook on 15 May 1869 at Maidstone. They had at least three children.
In 1871 she was living with her husband Joseph and daughter Elizabeth (1) at Maidstone (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 at Riwaka, Nelson.
↑ "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
↑ "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
↑ "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.
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However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
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