Clarence Jefferson Elmer

13 January 1905–8 October 1990 (Age 85)
Ithaca, Tompkins, New York, United States

The Life of Clarence Jefferson

When Clarence Jefferson Elmer was born on 13 January 1905, in Ithaca, Tompkins, New York, United States, his father, Herbert Charles Elmer, was 44 and his mother, Bertha Edson Beebe, was 33. He had at least 1 daughter with Ruth Clock. He registered for military service in 1927. He died on 8 October 1990, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 85.

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Clarence Jefferson Elmer
Ruth Clock
Ann Elmer

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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.
1907 · Pike's Market

Age 2

Pike’s Market is one of the oldest still working farmer’s markets in the US. It is located in Seattle’s central business district, just north of Belltown , and southwest of central waterfront and Elliott Bay. One of the attractions there is the gum wall. 

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Ailmar, Old English Æðelmǣr, composed of the elements æðel ‘noble’ + mǣr ‘famous’, which was reinforced after the Conquest by the introduction of Old French Ailmer, from a Continental cognate.2 North German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements agi(l) ‘edge or tip (of a sword)’ + man ‘man’.3 South German: topographic name for someone who lived by an elm tree, Middle High German elm(e).

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

Sources (3)

  • Clarence Elmer in household of Herbert C Elmer, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Clarence J Elmer in household of Herbert C Elmer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clarence Elmer in household of Herbert C Elmer, "United States Census, 1910"

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