Emma Adeline Prather
- Born: 4 Jul 1859, Wayne County, Iowa
- Marriage: William Henry Fuqua on 31 Dec 1877 in Mission Valley, Harrison County, Iowa
- Died: 17 Aug 1930, Ragan, Harlan County, Nebraska at age 71
- Buried: 20 Aug 1930, Prarie Home Cemetery, Holdredge, Phelps County, Nebraska, Plot: B 77
Noted events in her life were:
• Census, 1860, Iowa, Lucas County, Cedar Township, Lagrange Post Office, Image 12 of 16. Age 4 yrs.
• Census, 1880, Iowa, Pottawattamie County, Rockford Township, Roll 361 Book 1, Page 398b. Age 21 yrs., keeping house.
• Census, 1900, Nebraska, Phelps County, Sheridan Township, Roll 936 Book 2, Page 57a. Age 39 yrs., married 22 yrs., mother of 4 children, 4 living.
• Census, 1910, Nebraska, Phelps County, 2-WD Holdredge, Roll 853 Book 1, Page 102a. Age 50 yrs., lives at 428 Miller Street.
• Census, 1920, Nebraska, Phelps County, Holdredge Township, Holdridge City, Image 6 of 35. Age 61 yrs.
• Obituary, 21 Aug 1930, Ragan, Harlan County, Nebraska. OBITUARY - MRS WILLIAM FUQUA
Emma Adeline Prather was born in Wayne County, Iowa, July 4th, 1859. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Sohus near Ragan, Nebraska on August 17, 1930 at the age of 71 years, 1 month and 13 days.
On December 30, 1877, she was united in marriage to William H. Fuqua, who proceeded her in death August 2, 1928. To this union were born four children, 3 daughters and one son.
She was converted and united with the Methodist church when a small girl and lived a consistent Christian life until the time of her death. She was a member of the Holdrege Methodist Episcopal church for many years.
There are left to mourn, her daughter, Grace F. Blomstrom, of Trenton, Nebraska, one son, harry B. Fuqua, of Trenton, Nebraska, the two other daughters, Ira Sohus of Ragan, Nebraska and Edna Hornbeck, of Douglas Wyoming, 14 grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
A short service as held at the home Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. P. J. Kirk, pastor of the Ragan Methodist Episcopal church in charge. The funeral cortege then proceeded to the First Methodist Episcopal church in Holdrege, where the Rev. G. S. Morrell, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church officiated, assisted by Rev. Kirk. Mrs. Wm. Ebers, Mrs. Carl Peterson, Arthur Swanson and G. S. Morrell sang, "My Jesus I love Thee," "Sweet Hour of Prayer" and "I Shall Know Him." Ula Peterson accompanied the quartette. Interment was in the Prairie Home Cemetery.
Emma married William Henry Fuqua, son of Samuel Curtis Fuqua and Margaret Jane Lee, on 31 Dec 1877 in Mission Valley, Harrison County, Iowa. (William Henry Fuqua was born on 15 Apr 1858 in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, died on 2 Aug 1928 in Sarcoxie, Jasper County, Missouri and was buried on 5 Aug 1928 in Prarie Home Cemetery, Holdredge, Phelps County, Nebraska, Plot: B 77.)