Elmer Lee Saville

31 August 1881–9 May 1970 (Age 88)
Mount Ayr, Ringgold, Iowa, United States

The Life of Elmer Lee

When Elmer Lee Saville was born on 31 August 1881, in Mount Ayr, Ringgold, Iowa, United States, his father, Jacob Abraham Saville, was 40 and his mother, Mary Emma Henderson, was 33. He married Fannie Belle Simpson on 20 June 1905, in Worth, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Redding, Ringgold, Iowa, United States in 1915 and Middle Fork Township, Ringgold, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. He died on 9 May 1970, at the age of 88, and was buried in Redding Cemetery, Redding, Ringgold, Iowa, United States.

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Elmer Lee Saville
Fannie Belle Simpson
Marriage: 20 June 1905
Bertha Pauline Saville
Elsie N Saville
Elsie Marie Saville
Ansel Lee Saville

Spouse and Children

20 June 1905
Worth, Missouri, United States


    Bertha Pauline Saville


    Elsie Marie Saville




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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 3

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 25

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in northern France, of which the identity is not clear. It is probably Sainville in Eure-et-Loire, so called from Old French saisne ‘Saxon’ + ville ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elmer Saville, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Elmer Saville, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer E Saville in household of J H Saville, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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