Emma Nicodemus

Female 1858 -


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  • Name Emma Nicodemus 
    Born Jun 1858  Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I5578  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Family Edwin Warfield,   b. 7 May 1848, Oakdale, Howard County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1920, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1886  Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Caroline Warfield,   b. 12 Jan 1888, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1974  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
     2. Louise Warfield,   b. Feb 1889, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Edwin Warfield, Jr.,   b. Jun 1891, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Emma Warfield,   b. Mar 1893, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • - Mrs. Emma Nicodemus Warfield, wife of Governor Edwin Warfield

      Emma Nicodemus Warfield, wife of Governor Edwin Warfield, was First Lady of Maryland from 1904 until 1908. The Warfields were active and visible members of the Annapolis community. Mrs. Warfield hosted many visitors, including prominent Annapolitans, members of the legislature, and nationally known figures. Although described as shy and more eager to entertain a close circle of friends than a large gathering, Emma Warfield took up the role of hostess with grace and charm. She was lauded in contemporary newspaper accounts as "handsome, bright and animated . . . well fitted for the high position she is to fill."

      In March 1907, Emma Nicodemus Warfield began to correspond with Mr. Samuel Clemens, better known as one of America?s greatest authors, Mark Twain. Mrs. Warfield asked Mr. Clemens to pay a visit to the ?quaint, old historical town,? of Annapolis, and she extended an invitation to him to stay at the executive mansion, tour the Naval Academy, and sail on the Governor?s yacht. Mr. Clemens accepted this offer and came to Annapolis in May 1907.

      During his visit to Annapolis, Mark Twain performed a benefit for the First Presbyterian Church at the request of Emma Warfield. The entertainment was held in the House of Delegates chamber on the evening of May 10, 1907, his first public appearance in eleven years, and one which, he promised would be his last. Although Twain was originally invited to speak in the drawing room of Government House, the presentation was moved to the State House due to the enormous audience. Mrs. Warfield's arrangements, coupled with Mr. Twain's immense popularity, secured six hundred dollars for the church treasury. http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/>