Elmon Whitecraft

Benton, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Elmon

When Elmon Whitecraft was born in 1852, in Benton, Indiana, United States, his father, George Whitcraft, was 30 and his mother, Mary Polly Haines, was 24.

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Family Time Line

George Whitcraft
Mary Polly Haines
Achsa Ana Whitcraft
Francis P. Whitcraft
James Clarence Whitcraft
Justina D. Whitcraft
Famy Whitcraft
Amy Whitcraft
Elmon Whitecraft
Bannay Whitecraft
William Elmer Whitcraft

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World Events (3)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
Age 4
The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
Age 11
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 11
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Hwite, white, and cræft, trade, occupation, meaning a white trade

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