In 1889 Emma married her third cousin Morris Barrett. They moved to Port Townsend, Washington, where she had already spent time doing temperance work. She became president of the local WCTU and worked at Seamen’s Bethel, a ministry for sailors, while continuing to travel the temperance lecture circuit. Her work was now confined to the West; in addition to Washington, Emma worked in Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, British Columbia, and California.
Morris Barrett died in 1905. In May 1907, while on a lecture tour, Emma was travelling from Susanville to Cedarville, California when the stagecoach became “disabled”. While the driver went for help, Emma spent the night in the stagecoach. Upon her arrival in Cedarville, she gave her sermon, but later slipped into a coma and died of pneumonia the next day, May 14.
Emma apparently kept in contact with Cora after the trial. In her will she left Cora $200, her watch, and her jewelry. She also left $200 to one of her adopted daughters, Etta. Additionally, her will included instructions for her body to be returned to Indiana to be buried next to her son Frank, though her wish was not honored. She was buried in Port Townsend next to her late husband Morris. Emma also left instructions for her personal papers to be burned. Unfortunately, that request appears to have been carried out.
On May 15, the Port Townsend Weekly remembered Emma as a person “devoted to the betterment and uplifting of mankind…” whose “fame as a forceful and masterly speaker extended the length of the coast…” Despite her trials, scandals, and losses, Emma never gave up on her determination to make a difference and be a reformer of men, thereby making life better for women.