Emma Elizabeth McLear was born 23 Mar 1891 in Texas and died 22 February 1981 in Memphis, Hall County, Texas. She married John Wesley Vallance about 1912 in Texas. They were the parents of of one son, Herman Adrain Vallance. John and Emma owned and operated the Vallance Food Store and made their home in Memphis, Hall County, Texas. Emma, John and Herman are buried in the New Fairview Cemetery, Memphis, Hall County, Texas.