John Currie Emo 362
- Born: 25 Oct 1864, Montréal, Québec, Canada 363
- Unmarried (1): Anna Celina Christopher
- Marriage (2): Ida Potter Brooks on 22 Sep 1886 in Montréal (Anglican Saint Luke), Québec 27
- Died: 16 Feb 1942, Montréal, Québec, Canada aged 77 88
- Buried: After 16 Feb 1942, Montréal, Québec, Canada 88
Obituary - Montreal Daily Star - Tues Feb 17, 1942
A link with the Montreal of 1864 was severed yesterday with the death of John Emo of 225 Kensington Avenue, Westmount who died after a long illness in his 78th year. He was born in Montreal and was educated in local schools. He started his business career at the Angus Shops, but left there in 1884 to enter the Traveller's Insurance Company when it began it railway accident business. Ten years later, he left this company to found the Canadian Railway Accident Insurance Company in Ottawa. He was associated with the insurance business for nearly 30 years, and was one of the founders of the Casualty Underwriters Association, now known as Canadian Underwriters Association, and served terms as its chairman and president. He leaves 2 daughters, Mrs. R.E. Bliss, and Miss Ida Emo, 2 sons, John C. and Harold W. Emo and 5 grandhildren. His wife died in 1936. He was one of the oldest members of the Montreal Club and of the A.F.& M. Scottish Rite. A former well known athlete, he was active in local track meets and was a outstanding lacrosse player. He was a member of the Anglican Synod of Montreal for many years and a member of St. Stephen's Anglican Church. Notation under the picture: Founder of the Accident Insurance Plan for Railway Men, Mr. Emo, former secretary and general manager of the Globe Indemnity Co of Canada.
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An insurance agent who travelled on the railways, John was a prominent businessman and founder of the Insurance Underwriters Association of Canada. John Currie Emo had a cleft lip, the first of many in his descendants. John had a 30 year realtionship with Anna Celina Christopher who bore him two girls. They all lived together after the death of his wife Ida. [Editor's note: per John Caron, grandson, John Emo did not live with Anna Celina. See comments on Anna Celina Christopher].
Event Description: Section B 895
Noted events in his life were:
• He resided at 65 Papineau in 1871 in Montreal East, Quebec, Canada. 11
• He had a residence in 1881 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. 56
• He had a residence in 1891 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. 23
• He founded Canadian Railway Accident Insurance Company in 1894 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. founded Canadian Railway Accident Insurance Company
• He had a residence in 1896 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada. 364 at 14 Henderson Avenue
• He had a residence in 1901 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada. 3 in St. George Ward.
• He had a residence in 1911 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada. 4 550 Gilmour.
• He had a residence on 1 Jun 1921 in 4034 Dorchester, Westmount, Quebec, Canada. 5 Age: 58
Marital Status: Married;
Relation to Head of House: Head
• He had a residence before 16 Feb 1942 in Westmount, Quebec, Canada. at 225 Kensington Avenue
John had a relationship with Anna Celina Christopher, daughter of Thomas Christopher and Catherine Sullivan. (Anna Celina Christopher was born on 3 Mar 1884 in Osgoode, Russell, Ontario, Canada 365, christened on 12 Apr 1884 in South Gloucester, Carleton, Ontario, Canada,48 died on 1 Apr 1947 in Montréal, Québec, Canada and was buried after 1 Apr 1947 in South Gloucester, Carleton, Ontario, Canada.)
John next married Ida Potter Brooks on 22 Sep 1886 in Montréal (Anglican Saint Luke), Québec.27 (Ida Potter Brooks was born on 12 Jun 1867 in Québec, Québec, Canada,24 died on 6 Oct 1936 in Montréal, Québec, Canada 36 and was buried on 7 Oct 1936 in Montréal, Québec, Canada 88.)
Saint Luke Anglican