Winfield Scott Elkin

31 March 1852–12 April 1867 (Age 15)
Clark, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Winfield Scott

When Winfield Scott Elkin was born on 31 March 1852, in Clark, Kentucky, United States, his father, Ezekiel John M. Elkin, was 28 and his mother, Polly Ann Emerine Quisenberry, was 23. He died on 12 April 1867, in Clark, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 15.

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Family Time Line

Ezekiel John M. 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 (4)


Age 9

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

Age 11

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

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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 (2)

  • 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"

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