Minnie Genevra Elms

Brief Life History of Minnie Genevra

When Minnie Genevra Elms was born on 27 March 1865, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Ebenezer H. Elms II, was 35 and her mother, Annie M. McClellan, was 33. She married William George Hepburn on 2 February 1889, in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in San Francisco, California, United States in 1900 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 19 December 1929, in California, United States, at the age of 64.

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William George Hepburn
Minnie Genevra Elms
Marriage: 2 February 1889
Lillian Frances Hepburn
Bertha May Hepburn
William George Hepburn Jr
Ethel May Hepburn
Frank Finley Hepburn

Sources (42)

  • Minnie L Elms in household of Ebenezer H Elms, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Minnie Hepburn, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Minnie Genevra Elms, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English atte(n) elmes ‘at the elm-trees’ for someone who lived by elm-trees, or a variant of Elm , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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