Thursby, Emma

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Thursby, Emma Gender: F
Emma Cecilia Thursby
born on 21 February 1845 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Brooklyn (Kings County), New York, 40n38, 73w56
Timezone LMT m73w56 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 02°39' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 21°52 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 08°49'

Emma Thursby (New York City Public Library)


American singer and voice teacher, quite popular as a concert artist in the late 1870s and 1880s as she toured the US, Canada and Europe.

In 1876 she performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on the same evening that Mark Twain read from his writings. She performed at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. In May 1878 she made her debut in London at St. James' Hall. Beginning in 1894 she taught voice. She suffered a stroke that paralyzed one side of her body in 1924 and died in New York on July 4, 1931, age 86.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Twain, Mark (born 30 November 1835)


  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1924 (Stroke)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 4 July 1931 (Age 86 in New York City)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Richard McCandless Gipson's book, 'The Life of Emma Thursby, 1845-1931' (1940), p. 11: The second child, a girl, was born at four o'clock in the morning of February 21st, 1845.'


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Music teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera