When Lewis Kinsey Elwood was born on 27 February 1862, in Preston, Jackson, Iowa, United States, his father, Kinsey Elwood, was 35 and his mother, Percey Elizabeth Dawes, was 26. He died on 5 October 1862, at the age of 0, and was buried in Wyoming, Jones, Iowa, United States.
English: from the Middle English personal name Elwald, Elwold, Alwold (Old English Ælfweald, ælf ‘elf’ + weald ‘rule’). The surname is now rare in Scotland, but was once quite common in the Scottish borders where it was altered to Elliott and Ellett . The different surnames may have co-existed and become confused with one other.