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Madame Emma Peek Marantette
Birth: 1849
Mendon
St. Joseph County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 1922
Mendon
St. Joseph County
Michigan, USA

Emma married Charles Marantette and divorced a short time later. In 1882 she met D.H. Harris who brought her from the amatuer ranks to professional horsewomen. One horse St. Patrick held the high jump record of 7ft 10 1/4 inches(sidesaddle!!!) She had a specially made Pullman railcar with her name and St. Patrick boldly painted on the side. She then became nationally known and joined the Barnum and Baily Circus and travelled to England with them. She was forced to quit after one season due to the horses health. A year after her death Barnum and Baily passed through town and stopped there for an hour while the performers marched out to her grave to pay respects to her and placed a wreath on her grave. Madame is buried in Mendon Cemetery with her dog. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Daniel Hunt Harris (1849 - 1914)*
 
 Children:
  Florence M. Harris Mardo (1889 - 1963)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mendon Township Cemetery
Mendon
St. Joseph County
Michigan, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Graveaddiction
Record added: Sep 20, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6794099
Madame Emma <i>Peek</i> Marantette
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Madame Emma <i>Peek</i> Marantette
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Madame Emma <i>Peek</i> Marantette
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from a wannabe jumper to the best!
- equusaside
 Added: Aug. 21, 2012
Dear Cousin,Though time never allowed our paths to cross your first cousin, Jessie Lillian Peek Carpenter, my grandmother told me your story. Her stories fired my desire to know all I could about our family. As a result, your story will live on in our fam...(Read more)
- Dennis L. Carpenter
 Added: Aug. 22, 2010

- J.A. & D.S.
 Added: May. 6, 2010
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