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George and Emma

Wedding Photo- George Rauschenberg and Emma Barker

This is supposedly the wedding photo of George Rauschenberg and Emma Barker (1871-1923). George and Emma were married sometime before 1893 and had two daughters, Pauline and Georgia. Emma was the second child of John Thomas Barker and Linia Blake. So far I have not found anything about George. Family lore has it that he left Emma, but in the 1900 census Emma lists herself as a widow. Both daughters married well and had homes in the Clearwater, Florida, area. Georgia had a son, Thomas, who died as a child.

You would think a name like Rauschenberg would be easy to find. In northwest Georgia, there were a number of Rauschenbergs – even one named George. Unfortunately, he was too young to be this George. The search continues.

This photo is part of the Georgia Rauschenberg Eldridge collection, now in the possession of the author.

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