Elvia Rowland

13 April 1888–4 November 1945 (Age 57)
Swanton, Saline, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Elvia

When Elvia Rowland was born on 13 April 1888, in Swanton, Saline, Nebraska, United States, her father, John Hugh Rowland, was 30 and her mother, Margaret Ann McKimmey, was 30. She married Leonard William Heist on 7 August 1907, in Maxwell, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States in 1935 and Hinman Election Precinct, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States in 1940. She died on 4 November 1945, at the age of 57.

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Leonard William Heist
Elvia Rowland
Marriage: 7 August 1907
Iva Esther Heist
Myrl A Heist
Earl Arnold Heist
Opal Francis Heist
Lois Margaret Heist

Spouse and Children

    Leonard William Heist



7 August 1907
Maxwell, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

Age 16

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Rol(l)ant, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hrōd ‘renown’ + land ‘land’, ‘territory’ (or + -nand ‘bold’, assimilated to -lant ‘land’). This was popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages as a result of the fame of Charlemagne's warrior of this name, who was killed at Roncesvalles in ad 778 .2 English: habitational name from places in Derbyshire and Sussex, so named from Old Norse ‘roebuck’ + lundr ‘wood’, ‘grove’.3 Variant of German and French Roland .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elva Heist in household of Leonard Heist, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elva Heist in household of Leonard Heist, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elvia Heist in household of Leonard W Heist, "United States Census, 1910"

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