Louis W. Elston

Brief Life History of Louis W.

When Louis W. Elston was born on 10 February 1873, in Tuscola, Michigan, United States, his father, William W Elston, was 15 and his mother, Mary J Fisher, was 17. He married Emma E Trumbel on 19 April 1891, in Gagetown, Tuscola, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Brookfield Township, Huron, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 15 July 1966, in Cass City, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, at the age of 93.

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Louis W. Elston
Emma E Trumbel
Marriage: 19 April 1891
Harriet Elston
Maybelle Luela Elston

Sources (17)

  • Lewis Elston, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lewis W Elston, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Louis W Elston, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

habitational name from any of several places called Elston (in Nottinghamshire, Lancashire, and Wiltshire). Elston in Lancashire comes from the Old English female personal name Æthelsige (composed of the elements athel ‘noble’ + sige ‘victory’) + Old English tūn ‘settlement’. Elston in Nottinghamshire is named with the Old Norse personal name Eiláfr (meaning ‘everlasting’) + tūn ‘settlement’, and Elston in Wiltshire is so named from Elias Giffard, holder of the manor in the 12th century.

from the Middle English personal name Elstan (Old English Ealdstān ‘old’ + ‘stone’ or Ealhstān ‘shrine, temple’ + ‘stone’). Compare Alston .


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

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