Winfield Scott Elkin

24 September 1849–12 April 1867 (Age 17)
Clark, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Winfield Scott

When Winfield Scott Elkin was born on 24 September 1849, in Clark, Kentucky, United States, his father, Ezekiel John Martin Elkin, was 25 and his mother, Polly Ann Emerine Quisenberry, was 20. He died on 12 April 1867, in Clark, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 17, and was buried in Winchester Cemetery, Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States.

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Ezekiel John Martin Elkin
Polly Ann Emerine Quisenberry
Winfield Scott Elkin
Mary Louisa Elkin
Margaret ELKIN
Letitia Smallwood Elkin
Iva Jane Elkin

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World Events (5)

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 1

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 12

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a pet form of Elis ( see Ellis ).2 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Elke + the Slavic suffix -in.3 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish male personal name Elke, a pet form of Elijah + the Slavic suffix -in.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Winfield Elkin in household of Ezekiel Elkin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Winfield S Elkin in household of Ezikiel P M Elkin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Winfield Scott Elkin, "Find A Grave Index"

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