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1867 Theodore & Emma Tanner Smith Victorian Calling Card, Rhode Island


#318:

Printed on card: "Mr. and Mrs. Theodore E. Smith" with wife's maiden name, "Miss Emma L. Tanner" printed in the lower right corner. We believe this to be their 1867 wedding card. These Victorian era cards were used to "call" and announce your Victorian "calling" at homes of friends, acquaintances, family members and business contacts. Generally the home had a tray or "charger," which was a large vessel, often silver, to hold the beautiful cards.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Name:  Emma Louisa Tanner Smith 1849-1871
Birth Date: 14 Feb 1849
Birth Place: Providence, Rhode Island
Marriage Date: 25 Mar 1867
Marriage Place: Providence
Death Date: 8 Feb 1871
Death Place: Providence
Father: Benjamin Tanner
Mother: Lydia Glazier Dawley Tanner
Spouse: Theodore Edwin Smith
Children:
Abbie Louisa Smith (Abigail Louisa Smith)
Benjamin Franklin Smith

1880 US Census: Emma L. Tanner
Age: 20, Birth Year: abt 1860 Rhode Island
Home in 1880: Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
Relation to Head: Daughter
Marital Status: Married
Father's Name: John H. Tanner (John Tanner)
Father's Birthplace: Rhode Island
Mother's name: Lydia J. Tanner  (Lydia Tanner)
Mother's Birthplace: Connecticut
Household: Name, Age:
John H. Tanner 42
Lydia J. Tanner 37
Emma L. Tanner 20
John H. Tanner 18

Emma L Smith in the Rhode Island, Deaths, 1630-1930
Rhode Island, Deaths, 1630-1930 No Image
Name: Emma L Smith
Relation: wife
Kin 1: Theodore E Smith
Kin 2: Annie M Smith
Death Date: 8 Feb 1871
Age: 21 Yrs

Emma Louise Tanner 1849-1871 was born on in Providence, Rhode Island. She married Theodore Smith in 1867. Sadly, she died February 8, 1871 at the age of 21. She has two children listed above, which we cannot find in any census records after her death, and wonder if she died giving birth to twins. This beautiful old piece will be sent in a new clean archival rigid sleeve for your collection. This was a personal calling card for Emma & Theodore. Found in Portland, Maine with a large lot of Boston and New England cards. 

Size: 2 x 3.5 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy       Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)

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