Elmer William Chilson

19 October 1905–17 February 1961 (Age 55)
Bemidji, Beltrami, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Elmer William

Elmer William Chilson was born on 19 October 1905, in Bemidji, Beltrami, Minnesota, United States as the son of William Chilson and Mary Defrang. He married Emily Miles on 4 October 1934. He lived in Marshfield Township, Perkins, South Dakota, United States in 1920. He died on 17 February 1961, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmer William Chilson
1905–1961
Emily Miles
1909–1998
Marriage: 4 October 1934

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 October 1934

Parents and Siblings

    William Chilson

    MaleMale

    Mary Defrang

    FemaleFemale

siblings

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 1

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.
1920

Age 15

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Chilson in Oxfordshire, named with Old English cild ‘young man’ ( see Child ) + tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elmer William Chilson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Elmer William Chilson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Elmer Chilson in household of William H Wilson, "United States Census, 1920"

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