Benjamin Elmer

1 October 1824–18 March 1905 (Age 80)
Little Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Benjamin

Benjamin Elmer was born on 1 October 1824. He married Mary Adelaide Wade on 10 May 1859. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hackney, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Wood Green, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 18 March 1905, at the age of 80.

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Benjamin Elmer
Mary Adelaide Wade
Marriage: 10 May 1859
Hannah Jemima Elmer
Benjamin Oliver Elmer
Florence Maria Elmer
Thomas J Elmer
George Charles Elmer
Elizabeth Rachel Elmer

Spouse and Children

10 May 1859
Homerton, Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 6

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1831 · Old London Bridge Opens

Age 7

"The popular childhood rhyme ""London Bridge is Falling Down"" refers to the infamous overpass above the Thames River. By the 19th century the bridge had started to fall apart."
1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 

Age 28

George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Ailmar, Old English Æðelmǣr, composed of the elements æðel ‘noble’ + mǣr ‘famous’, which was reinforced after the Conquest by the introduction of Old French Ailmer, from a Continental cognate.2 North German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements agi(l) ‘edge or tip (of a sword)’ + man ‘man’.3 South German: topographic name for someone who lived by an elm tree, Middle High German elm(e).

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

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Elmer, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Benjamin Elmer, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Benjamin Elmer, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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