Emma White (Mrs. J. E), c. 1876: Edson White married Emma McDearmon on his 21st ...

Emma White (Mrs. J. E), c. 1876: Edson White married Emma McDearmon on his 21st birthday. Emma served at Edson's side through every conceivable difficulty, financial and spiritual. She was especially adept at teaching black adults who had been deprived of education. She died in 1917.

Edson lived until 1928. Emma's sister Hattie, married Frank Belden, Edson's cousin.

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