Name: Castello A. EMERSON 1
Birth: 1870 in New York
Death: 27 MAY 1923
Change Date: 21 MAR 2009
"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 95, No 16, p 511, Oct. 15, 1923.
Castello Emerson was born at Alfred, N. Y., December 7, 1870, and died at the home of C. L. Coon, Albion, Wis., August 9, 1923.
He was the son of Martin and Martha (Satterlee) Emerson. The mother was left by the death of her husband with the care of their seven children. Under these circumstances there was little opportunity for schooling but this was overcome by private study and diligent use of his time. In his early teens he lived with the late William C. Burdick, of Alfred, enjoying the home life and paying his way in school. He was graduated from the business department of Alfred University. At that time there was a crisis in his life but he decided for Christ and conscience, declining a good position rather than disregard the Sabbath. It was then that he was baptized into the membership of the First Alfred Church. Soon afterward he sought better opportunities in the West, and came to the home of his brother, DeForest at Albion. He obtained employment at Utica and Albion, also at Milton where he was a student in the college. He spent a winter in California.
November 26, 1896, he was united in marriage with Miss Mabel Coon, of Albion. They made their home near Milton where he was engaged in farming. After sixteen years, because of failing health, he removed to Albion where he engaged in the mercantile business. Two years later the physicians advised a change and removal was made to Riverside, Cal. Here he made his home until his return to Albion where the last few weeks of his fight for life were spent with his wife's people.
January, 1921, the family suffered a great sorrow in the death of their only daughter, Thelma. Her brothers - Paul, of Riverside, Cal., Howard, of Chicago, Ill., and Kenneth at home, with their mother, now have the family circle broken again.
Throughout his life Brother Emerson has exemplified the scripture injunction - "Diligent in business, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord." Wherever he lived he made friends, prospered in worldly affairs, and was active in church work. He took his membership and sincere support with him. At Riverside he taught a large Bible class of Indian boys, not only engaging their attention, but winning their respect and love. He endured the sorrows that befell him bravely. Anxious to live and be useful, he yet was resigned to God's will and was prepared to answer the summons.
He leaves to his loved ones the precious heritage of a worthy parent and husband, a manly man whose character and influence can not be lost.
The funeral was conducted by Pastor L. D. Seager and burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. L. D. S.
Father: Martin Edward EMERSON b: ABT 1815 in New York
Mother: Martha P. SATTERLEE b: 1829 in New York
Mabel L. COON b: 1 MAR 1876 in Wisconsin
- Text: Rootsweb Worldconnect database by Jon Saunders, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:2232377