The deceased had lived in South Australia for 32 years before moving to Western Australia. Her father died 18 June 1868, just two months after she was born. On 9 May 1844, he had married Agnes Davidson in Sydney.
At the Coroner's Inquest held at Kookynie on 25 May 1910, by J. Leipold, J.P. Acting Coroner, it was the verdict of the jury that the deceased died from the effect of a revolver bullet wound self-inflicted. Emma had only been married seven months before her death. Emma was known in Kookynie as Nurse Wood. She left an estate valued at £105 to her husband, William James Alexander Walker.