Emma Borden

Emma Lenora Borden (March 1, 1851 – June 10, 1927) was the elder sister of Lizzie Borden, who was the central figure in the hatchet murders of her father and stepmother on August 4, 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts in the United States. There are only three known pictures of Emma before age thirty. One was with her birth mother Sarah, another about age ten, and a final photograph in her twenties (about the time General Custer died at Little Big Horn). Emma would have been five years old when her sister Alice Esther was born, and seven when she died. Emma's sister Lizzie was born when Emma was nine, and their mother, Sarah died when Emma was twelve. Emma's father, Andrew Jackson Borden, married Abby Durfee Gray when she was fourteen and Lizzie was five. It was Emma who reared Lizzie until Emma went away to school for about a year and a half. After the murder trial in 1893, the two sisters purchased a modern home (half-interest each), which Lizzie christened Maplecroft (306 French St). They lived together there for 12 years. Neither married or had children.

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Date of birth
March 1st, 1851
Date of death
June 10th, 1927 at age of 76
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1. Wheaton College Colleges/University

Wheaton College is a four-year, private liberal arts college with an approximate student body of 1,600. Wheaton's residential campus is located in Norton, Massachusetts, between Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1834 as a female seminary, it is one of the oldest institutions of higher education for women in the United States. Wheaton became a women's college in 1912. The school began admitting men in 1988, after more than 150 years as a female-only institution. Most classes are relatively small: the student-faculty ratio is 10:1 and the average class size is between 15 and 20.

Type Private school
2010. 147 mil. $
26 E Main Street, 02766 - Norton, Massachusetts
2010. 1,635
2009. 1,642
2010. 15,000
Acceptance rate
2010. 62.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 40.8 K $
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