Sunday, June 10, 2018

Morton Richard "Dick" Emmons, of Rome, Georgia, and of Atlanta

Morton Richard "Dick" Emmons

Birth: 11 October 1851, Greeneville, Greene, Tennessee, US.

Marriage: 15 January 1890, Manhattan, New York, New York, US, to Mary Belle Hill.

Death: 03 December 1911, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, US.

Burial: December 1911, Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, US.

Census and Other Sources

United States Census, 1860, 10th District, Greene, Tennessee, page 88: Morton R Emmons, aged 9, white male, listed in the household of Wm Emmons. Birth: 1851, Tennessee.

United States Census, 1870, Ward 2, Rome, Floyd, Georgia: Richard Emmins, aged 18, male, listed in the household of Isaac Todd (a railroad conductor). Birth: 1851-1852, Tennessee. Occupation: Clerk in Store.

Not found in 1880.

1896, Rome, Floyd, Georgia (concluded): Dick Emmons, apparently of Rome, Floyd, Georgia, is mentioned in an obituary as the brother-in-law of the deceased W. C. Huff, of Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia. (The obituary has several paragraphs quoted from other papers; the bit on Dick Emmons is quoted from Rome Commercial and refers to Emmons as "our townsman.") Research shows that the family connection is Eliza J. Emmons, sister of Morton Richard "Dick" Emmons. She married William C. Huff. [Source for fact]: "W. C. Huff" (Obituary), |North Georgia Citizen| (Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia), Thursday, 27 Feb. 1896, page 4 (via GALILEO). (accessed 09 June 2018).

United States Census, 1900, Atlanta city Ward 6, Fulton, Georgia, Supervisor's Dist. 5, Enumeration Dist. 80, Sheet 26 B, Peachtree, House no. 458, Dwelling 25, Family 25 (faint scribblings above dwelling and family info), Line 54: M R Emmons, aged 47, married male, head. Birth: Oct 1852, South Carolina. Both parents born in South Carolina. Occupation: Clothing Merchant. Married 10 years (est. 1890). Wife is Mary B Emmons (mother of 1 child, 1 living).

Listed in Atlanta City Directory, 1903, listings for (place) "PEA," page 295 of 1592: Emmons Morton R, 794 Peachtree Place. Source URL:

United States Census, 1910, Atlanta Ward 8, Fulton, Georgia: Morton R Emmons, aged 58, married male, head. Birth: 1852, Tennessee. Father born in Virginia. Mother born in Tennessee. Occupation: Vice President, Railroad. Married 20 years (est. 1890). Wife is May Belle Emmons (mother of 1 child, 1 living).

Death and Burial Listings:

Georgia, Fulton County Records from the Atlanta History Center, 1827-1955: death of Morton Richard Emmons (son of Wm Tobias Emmons and Hannah M West Emmons). Birth: 11 Oct 1851, Geenville, Tenn. Death: 03 Dec 1911, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, US. Other info: 794 Peachtree St. Retired V Pres. Fulton Nat'l. Bank M. West View. "Carbolic Poisoning - accidental."

Find A Grave Index 109090170: Morton R. Emmons. Birth: 11 Oct 1851. Death: 03 Dec 1911. Burial: Dec 1911, Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA.

Occupation Listings: 

Clerk in Store, Rome, Floyd, Georgia (1870).
Clothing Merchant, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia (1900).
Vice President of Railroad, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia (1910).
Retired Vice President of Fulton National Bank, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia (1911).

Citation for Marriage: 
"New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Morton Emmons and Mary Hill, 15 Jan 1890; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,558,696.

Citation for Death:
"Georgia, Fulton County Records from the Atlanta History Center, 1827-1955," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 March 2018), Morton Richard Emmons, 03 Dec 1911; citing Death, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States, 03 Dec 1911, Atlanta History Center, Georgia.

Citation for Burial:
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2015), Morton R. Emmons, 1911; Burial, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States of America, Westview Cemetery; citing record ID 109090170, Find a Grave,

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