Elmer Chester Sovia

4 July 1923–26 February 1994 (Age 70)
Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States

The Life of Elmer Chester

When Elmer Chester Sovia was born on 4 July 1923, in Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States, his father, Elmer Alexander Sovia, was 31 and his mother, Amanda Frances Quinn, was 32. He died on 26 February 1994, in Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan, United States.

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Elmer Chester Sovia
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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 6

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.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 19

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

French: metronymic from the female personal name Sonia.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elmer Sovia in household of Elmer Sovia, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer Sovia Jr. in household of Elmer Sovia, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elmer C. Sovia, "BillionGraves Index"

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