Elmer Kenneth Neff

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

The Life Summary of Elmer Kenneth

When Elmer Kenneth Neff was born on 27 April 1936, in Wolfe, Kentucky, United States, his father, Leslie Byrd Neff, was 38 and his mother, Maude Howard, was 36. He had at least 1 son with Shirley Wheatley. He lived in Magisterial District 2 Stillwater, Wolfe, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 22 July 1985, in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Ivy Hill Cemetery, Hardinsburg, Breckinridge, Kentucky, United States.

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Elmer Kenneth Neff
Shirley Wheatley
Timothy Wayne Neff

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World Events (8)

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1937 · Fort Knox Gold Depository Built
Age 1
In 1937, the famous Fort Knox depository was built. The depository holds more than 147.3 million ounces of gold. It doesn't produce it though. The gold is hardly ever removed from the depository except small amounts to check the purity. There are so many guards that it is virtually impossible to get into, without permission.
Age 14
United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: relationship name from Middle High German neve ‘nephew’ (later rather broader in application, like cousin in English), hence probably a distinguishing name for a close relation or familiar of a prominent personage. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Naff .Dutch: variant of Neve , cognate with 1 above.Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Neffe ‘nephew’, cognate with 1 above.

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

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Sources (4)

  • Kenneth Neff in household of L Byrd Neff, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Kenneth Neff, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Elmer K Neff, "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999"

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