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Emma Celeste Trammell

Emma Celeste Trammell

Female 1891 - 1978  (~ 87 years)

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  • Name Emma Celeste Trammell 
    Emma Trammell McDougal
    Emma Trammell McDougal
    On the grounds of the Brokaw-McDougall House.
    Emma Trammell McDougall
    Emma Trammell McDougall
    Born Mar 1891  Lakeland, Polk, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1910  Tallahassee, Leon, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Residing with brother, Attorney General Park Trammell.
    Died 25 Aug 1978  Tallahassee, Leon, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Tallahassee Democrat
      Sunday, August 27, 1978

      Emma McDougall Dead After Illness
      Howard Wireback

      Emma Trammell McDougall, the last private owner of the historic Brokaw-McDougall home, died Friday after a long illness.

      Mrs. McDougall owned the Meridian Street house until 1973 when the antebellum structures was sold to the state. Built in 1856, it is now used as the headquarters of the Historic Tallahassee Preservation Board and as a meeting place for state dignitaries.

      The home was built by the grandfather of Mrs. McDougall's husband, the late Peres Brokaw McDougall.

      The structure is known widely as a well-preserved example of elegant Old South architecture.

      Mrs. McDougall, longtime librarian at Walker Library, was the sister of former Governor and U.S. Senator Park Trammell.

      After selling the house to the state, she moved to the Floridian Hotel and had lived at 111 North Calhoun St. since the closing of the local hostelry.

      "When they closed the hotel, she was very saddened and disappointed," said her nephew, W. Graham Harrison. "She was quoted in the newspaper as saying she had expected to spend the rest of her life there."

      According to preservation board president Nancy Dobson, Mrs. McDougall and her husband took extremely good care of the home.

      "They had a preservation project themselves in just living there and keeping up that house." Mrts. Dobson said. "They went to great lengths to replace its furnishings with exact reproductions."

      Mrs. McDougall's husband was a banker and Tallahassee city commissioner.

      His grandfather arrived in Tallahassee in 1840 from New Jersey. He began building the house in 1856. Brokaw died in 1875.

      Mrs. McDougall was a native of Lakeland and had lived in Tallahassee for most of her life.

      Survivors include a brother, Wilson Trammell of Miami, and Harrison of Tallahassee.

      Funeral services will be Monday in Old City Cemetery at 11 am. Culley & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Buried Old City Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave memorial for Emma Celeste Trammell McDougall
    Findagrave memorial for Emma Celeste Trammell McDougall
    Created by Dennis Lee Brokaw, Sr., on 7 Aug 2012.
    Person ID I3197  Dickinson
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2014 

    Father John Washington Trammell,   b. May 1853, Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1904, Lakeland, Polk County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ida E Park,   b. 1858, Meriwether County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1899, Gadsden County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 26 Feb 1874  Lee County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Albums
    John WashingtonTrammell Family
    John WashingtonTrammell Family (25)
    The family of John Washington Trammell, Ida Istelle Park and Ruth Harriet Wilson of Polk County, Florida.
    Family ID F0457  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Peres Brokaw McDougall,   b. 23 Jan 1888, Tallahassee, Leon, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1960, Tallahassee, Leon, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1914 
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F1275  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Mar 1891 - Lakeland, Polk, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Tallahassee, Leon, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Aug 1978 - Tallahassee, Leon, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old City Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon, Florida Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Trammell, Wilma, Pearl, Eva, Emma and Ruth
    Trammell, Wilma, Pearl, Eva, Emma and Ruth
    Daughters of John W. and Ida Park Trammell. Back: Emma and Ruth. Front: Wilma, Pearl and Eva.
    Trammell, Pearl, Eva, Emma and Ruth
    Trammell, Pearl, Eva, Emma and Ruth
    Daughters of John W. and Ida Park Trammell. Back: Emma. Front: Eva, Ruth and Pearl.
    McDougall, Emma Trammell
    McDougall, Emma Trammell
    Honeymoon in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
    McDougall, Peres Brokaw
    McDougall, Peres Brokaw
    Brokaw-McDougall House, 329 North Meridian Street, Tallahassee.

  • Sources 
    1. [S013029] 1900 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration), Census Place: Chattahoochee, Gadsden, Florida; Roll T623_ 169; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 130.

    2. [S015808] Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 [database on-line], (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004).

    3. [S013185] 1910 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910), Census Place: Tallahassee, Leon, Florida; Roll T624_164; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 78; Image: 261.