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Emma Funk Rieger Photo Album, 1890s
Musdp Collection R1


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  Emma Funk, the daughter of John William & Lydia Sophia (Miller) Funk, was born in Knox County, MO September 23, 1877 and was raised at Edina.  She was married to George L Rieger of Kirksville in 1902 and lived there and in Arkansas after her marriage. She died in Kirksville, March 20, 1957.

This beautiful 32 page photo album with a carved ivory cover was originally owned and filled by Miss Funk in the late 1890s.  It contains 58 photos, most of which are unidentified, and was the donated to the E M Violette Museum by Emma’s sister-in-law, Mrs Ebbert A (Emma Selby) Funk after her death.

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There are 15 fully or partially identified photos in the album:
Wreck of Catholic Church, Kirksville, after the 1899 cyclone
Ebbert A & Grace Funk [Emma’s sister & brother] as children
Emma Funk as a young woman
John W Funk as an infant (2 shots)
Daisy Funk Eller
Daisy Funk Eller with an unidentified friend
Two young ladies & a young man holding diplomas; handwritten on back: “Knox City High School Class of ‘95”
Sadie Rawlins Taylor (Mrs Walter Taylor) of Hutchinson, KS
Emma L Funk Rieger
Brother of Florence Funk
Emma L Funk, Graduate of Edina High School, ca 1896
“A man who was operator of Gem City Business College [Quincy, IL], 1890-1900”
Two tiny snapshots of a man and a woman taped to a newspaper clipping: “Married in this city Thursday evening Nov. 28th, Mr. Geo. L. Reiger and Miss Emma L. Funk, Rev. E.B. Cater officiating.”
 
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