Elmer Kenneth Neff

1936–22 July 1985 (Age 49)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Elmer Kenneth

When Elmer Kenneth Neff was born in 1936, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Leslie Byrd Neff, was 39 and his mother, Maude Howard, was 36. He lived in Magisterial District 2 Stillwater, Wolfe, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 22 July 1985, in Breckinridge, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Kentucky, United States.

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Leslie Byrd Neff
Maude Howard
Denzil Neff
Betty Neff
still born Neff
Wendell Neff
Howard Lee Neff
Ray Neff
Marjorie Neff
Robert Neff
Leslie Byrd Neff
Jimmie Neff
Elmer Kenneth Neff
Catheline Neff

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World Events (8)

1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 0

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Age 14

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

1 German and Swiss German: from Middle High German neve ‘nephew’ (later rather broader in application, rather like cousin in English), hence probably a distinguishing name for a close relation or familiar of a prominent personage.2 Dutch: variant of Neve , cognate with 1.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Neffe ‘nephew’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Kenneth Neff in household of L Byrd Neff, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jack Neff in entry for Leslie B Neff, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Elmer K Neff, "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999"

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