Emily lived in Lower Hutt and on Tuesday 18 October 1898 she married Archibald Grierson at the Church of St John (C. of E.) in Johnsonville by Rev. J.W. Chapman. Their wedding was noted in the 20 October 1898 edition of the Evening Post:
At St. John's Church, Johnsonville, on Tuesday, Mr. Archie Grierson was married to Miss Emily H. Waters, fifth daughter of Mr. John Waters, Clerk to the Johnsonville Town Board. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. Chapman, in the presence of a large congregation. Mr. C. Bould, acted as best man.. The bride, who was given away by her brother, was robed in cream repp cloth, with silk and chiffon trimmings. The bridesmaids, who were attired in cream, with floral hats, were Miss Ada Waters, Miss Ethel Grierson, and Miss Annie Waters, each of whom wore gold brooches, the gift of the bridegroom.
Together Emily and Archie had a number of children:
John Percival Grierson was born in 1900. (died 1957)
Myra Dorothea Grierson was born on 20 March 1902. Myra married Guy Rolfe Hoggard in 1922. Guy was a little older than Myra - he had been born on 27 October 1887. Guy and Myra had at least one daughter - Nancy Myra Hoggard, born 20 October 1923. I believe Nancy married someone Gabric and died in 2002. Myra died in 1976, and Guy died in 1983.
Twins, Beryl Eveline Grierson and Esma Linda Grierson were born on 11 July 1904. Esma married Eric Lund (11 May 1896 - 1980) in 1926 and died in 1997.
In 1923, Emily and Archie celebrated their Silver Wedding Anniversary.
Later, during the late 1920s and 1930s, Archie would become a Lower Hutt Borough Councillor.