Emma Lillian Hutchison, née Reynolds, was born in Oil City, Pennsylvania on 12 October 1882.1 She was the daughter of dental supplies merchant Ernest L. Reynolds and the former Mary E. Reed. She had four known siblings, including one sister and three brothers.
Later settling in Pittsburgh, on 5 April 1912 Emma was married to architect Charles Milton Hutchison; for their honeymoon to Europe, the couple boarded the Carpathia as first cabin passengers.
Following the rescue of the survivors, the newlyweds sacrificed their cabin to young widow Eloise Hughes Smith; in turn they shared a cabin with Mr and Mrs Iddiols. Upon their arrival in New York Mr Hutchison gave an interview to the Pittsburgh Press (published 21 April 1912) after which the couple resumed their honeymoon, eventually returning to the USA in August 1912 aboard the Lusitania.
In later years Emma and her husband moved to California and their only child, Charles Milton Hutchison Jr, was born there in 1921.
Emma Hutchison died in Los Angeles on 9 July 1956; she was buried in that city’s Angelus Rosedale Cemetery.