Sylvester Elrod

1883–1924 (Age 40)
White, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sylvester

When Sylvester Elrod was born in July 1883, in White, Tennessee, United States, his father, Charles Clouse, was 35 and his mother, Susan Ann Elrod, was 30. He lived in Civil District 7, White, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died in 1924, at the age of 41, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Sparta, White, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Clouse
Susan Ann Elrod
Mary Elizabeth Elrod
William Alfred Elrod
Louvina Angeline Elrod
Enoch Alonza Elrod
Sylvester Elrod
Minnie Avo Elrod
Ova Jane Elrod

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 3

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 13

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of North German Ellrott, Ellrodt, perhaps a habitational name from Ellierode near Northeim, Lower Saxony, either of two places in Hesse named Ellingerode, or two lost places so named. In the U.S. this name is very frequent in GA, TN, and TX.

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

Sources (3)

  • Sylvaster Elrod in household of Susan Elrod, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Vester Elrod in household of Alonzo Elrod, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Silvester Elrod, "Find A Grave Index"

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