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Emma Jane MACHON

Female 1852 - 1905  (53 years)


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  • Name Emma Jane MACHON  [1
    Born 4 Apr 1852  Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 31 Mar 1853  Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • She was baptized by Richard Cotton.
    Gender Female 
    Address 1880  [3
    Swampscott, Massachusetts 
    Address 1890  Swampscott, Essex, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • In 1890 her address was at Miss P. M. Harriman's in Swampscott where she boarded.
    Address 1905  [5, 6
    109 Burrill Street, Swampscott, Massachusetts 
    • Address at the time of her death.
    Died 10 Apr 1905  Swampscott, Essex, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 7
    Cause: Lobar pneumonia 
    • Emma Jane MACHON, age 50 years, 6 days, died at Swampscott on 10 April 1905. Residing at 109 Burrill St., Swampscott, she was born Prince Edward Island, a schoolteacher, daughter of John MACHON and Mary BUCHANAN, both born Prince Edward Island. Informant was her sister, Mary A. MACHON. Death attributed to lobar pneumonia of 7 days. Buried 12 April 1905 at Swampscott Cemetery. E. A. Mower of Lynn, Undertaker.

      "Miss Emma J. MACHON died suddenly in her home in Swampscott, Mass., yesterday of pneumonia. At the time of her death she was serving her twenty-fifth year as a teacher in the public schools. Her last public appearance was at a spelling match held in the High School Hall Thursday, March 30. Miss MACHON was born in Murray Harbour South, Prince Edward Island, and was educated in Boston, finishing her course for teaching in the State Normal School. She was elected as a teacher in the Swampscott public schools in 1880, and up to the time of her last illness had never failed in attending to her duties as a teacher for even a single day. She had a primary school on Essex street, Upper Swampscott. She was fifty years of age, and was a member of the Swampscott Methodist Episcopal Church and the Teacher Association. Boston Transcript. April 11".
      Published in The Charlottetown Guardian, 15 April 1905.
    Buried 12 Apr 1905  Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott, Essex, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6, 8
    • Funeral: The simple but impressive funeral of Emma J. MACHON, the beloved school teacher of this town, who died suddenly Monday morning, took place at her residence, 109 Burrill Street at 2 o'clock this afternoon and was attended by a large group of her fellow teachers and friends in the town. Rev. William Full, pastor of the Methodist Church, where she was a regular attendant, officiated and spoke loving words of sympathy to the sorrowing sister and other relatives. The floral tributes were magnificent, a silent proof of the love and esteem for Miss MACHON, felt by her many friends. Her scholars (48) at the Essex Street School sent a beautiful wreath of Lawson pinks and from the other pupils in the building was a large mound of mixed flowers. From the teachers at Essex Street School came a large basket of carnations. Loving remembrances were also given by the teachers of the Phillips Building, from the Redington Street School and from the Pine street building, and a great many other beautiful floral offerings. The children from the school where Miss Machon taught marched down to the house at noon, under the guidance of their teachers, and were given the opportunity to take a farewell look of their beloved friend and teacher. Rev. Mr. Full spoke a truthful eulogy of the deceased, who had really died in the harness after such a splendid record as a teacher. The interment will be made in the Swampscott Cemetery. (from the town of Lynn's Daily Evening Item Newspaper)

      There are three stones in the cemetery, side by side. Emma Jane's stone is in the middle between her sister, Mary Ann, and another Machon, whose name and details are illegible. (Photograph) Swampscott cemetery records indicate that Miss MACHON was the owner of a ten lot grave. In grave one is buried a Jane MACHON, (d. 1889), grave two, Miss MACHON and grave three, sister Mary (d. age 86, 1927). No relatives have claimed the remaining six plots. (Cemetery records)
    Notes 
    • Emma Jane taught in Swampscott, Massachusetts; at that time teachers were not allowed to marry. She taught second, third and fourth grades, and also served as the school's principal from 1901-03. (Newspaper) [3]
    • (Medical):At the time of her death due to pneumonia at the age of 50, she was teaching 48 students in a poorly heated, poorly ventilated building. The school was the last of four town schools to be updated with indoor bathrooms. [3]
    Person ID I373  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2017 

    Father John MACHON,   b. 21 Jan 1816, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1881  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Mary BUCHANAN,   b. Abt 1826, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 Dec 1838  Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    • Witnesses to marriage: John SULLIVAN, James BREHAUT, Joseph BREHAUT. Marriage license issued 24 December 1838, Mary's residence as Lot 49. [1]
    Family ID F104  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Emma Jane Machon: Teacher
    Emma Jane Machon: Teacher
    The only known photo of Emma Jane Machon is this one with a class of school students. Emma is at the top of the photo.
    Machon School, Swampscott, Massachusetts
    Machon School, Swampscott, Massachusetts
    After the death of Emma Jane, the new school was named in her honour.
    Machon School sign
    Machon School sign
    The school closed in 2007 and is for sale. The sign was given to a living Machon descendant.

    Documents
    Death registration: Emma Jane Machon
    Death registration: Emma Jane Machon
    Emma died of lobar pneumonia on 20 August 1905.

    Headstones
    MACHON
    MACHON
    Left to right: JANE B. MACHON; EMMA JANE MACHON; MARY A. MACHON. Stones are in poor condition.

  • Sources 
    1. [S39] Sencabaugh, Kathie.

    2. [S160] Early Baptisms from the Bible Christian Records, Murray Harbour (Methodist) United Church of Canada, (P.E.I. Genealogical Soc. newsletters, nos. 26, 31, and 49.).

    3. [S217] Newspaper.

    4. [S162] Website.

    5. [S676] Personal communication.

    6. [S237] Vital Statistics - Massachusetts, U.S.A.

    7. [S47] Newspaper: Charlottetown Guardian.

    8. [S107] Memorial inscription.

    9. [S91] Genealogy of the Early Families of Murray Harbour Area, Sally Lomas, (PEIGS Newsletter, Feb, April, Sept, Nov, 92; April 93.).


  

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