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Emma (Cassingham) McGowan [1938]
Emma (Cassingham) McGowan [1938]
[Photo from the collection of Mary Jane Herrell, courtesy of Mary Whisenhunt]

Emma Elizabeth Cassingham is the daughter of James Alpheus Cassingham and Mary Catherine Wolf. She was born 6 Oct 1881 in Wawpecong, Miami, Indiana. She died in 1964 at age 82 in Bunker Hill, Miami, Indiana.

  • On 23 Jan 1899, she married (1) Frank L. Cook in Miami County, Indiana. He was born about 1874/1875. Emma and Frank divorced 12 Mar 1900 (but see below).
  • On 16 Jan 1901, she married (2) Joseph Patrick McGowan in Miami County, Indiana. He was born about 1876/1877 in Indiana. He died in 1936 at age 59 in a railroad accident while walking along the train tracks near bunker Hill, Miami, Indiana.
  • Finally, on 4 Sep 1948, she re-married (3) Frank L. Cook. He died in 1959 at age 84.

Child of Emma Elizabeth Cassingham and Frank L. Cook:

  1. (female) Cook was born 10 Apr 1899 in Miami County, Indiana. Probably died before June 1900.

Foster child of Emma Elizabeth Cassingham and Joseph Patrick McGowan:

  1. Berniece Rickard was born 29 Mar 1913 in Miami County, Indiana. She married Glen Garbert. He was born 29 Sep 1908 in Cass County, Indiana.


See the photograph of the 1937/1938 Cassingham Family Reunion.


Emma: The first two Marriages are from "Miami County, Indiana Marriages 1850-1920."

Frank and Joseph: Births estimated from "Miami County, Indiana Marriages 1850-1920" where Frank is listed as age 25 and Joseph as age 24.

(female) Cook: Birth of the unnamed (at the time of filing the birth record) daughter from the "Miami County, Indiana Birth Records 1882-1920."
Death is assumed since child is not listed with Emma in 1900 census (Deer Creek, Miami, IN. p. 11).

Census Listings

The individuals in this family appear in the following census listings.


We are actively seeking more information on the individuals listed here (and their descendants). If you have any additional information, photographs or documents to share: please e-mail me.
Daniel Edwards

Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2002.