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Date of Death: Oct. 17, 1972
Mrs. Nellie A. Emmerson was born in Edgewood, Iowa, on Jan. 10, 1880, and fell asleep in Jesus on Oct. 17, 1972, at the age of 92 yrs. When a small girl her parents moved to central Minnesota in a covered wagon. In 1896 she became a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The following year (1897) she married a young minister (Charles L. Emmerson) and in 1905 a son (Vernon) came into their home. Mrs. Emmerson lived in several places due to the fact that her husband served in several capacities for the Adventist denomination. He was the first editor of the NORTHERN UNION REAPER (now known as the Outlook), the first director of a mission in St. Paul, Minnesota for the "outcasts" on "skid row", and teacher in Plainview Academy at Redfield, South Dakota. Due to poor health Charles Emmerson located on a farm south of Staples where he was killed in December, 1917 by a kick from a horse. Mrs. Nellie Emmerson maintained her home in Staples until about five years ago. She then moved so that she could be near her son. She has been in very poor health for several years.
Left to mourn her passing are: one son, Vernon Emmerson, of Brainerd; one sister, Hattie Stewart, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; one grand-daughter and two great-grandsons. The service was conducted by Michael Deming and Frederick Bell. Interment was in the Staples Evergreen Hill Cemetery.
Source: Michael Deming - Northern Union Outlook, December 15, 1972