Emerson R. Pelkie

16 November 1923–1 January 1996 (Age 72)
Hartland, Somerset, Maine, United States

The Life of Emerson R.

When Emerson R. Pelkie was born on 16 November 1923, in Hartland, Somerset, Maine, United States, his father, Emerson Randolph Pelkie, was 34 and his mother, Iva P. Dickinson, was 29. He married Pauline Bowley on 16 June 1943, in Hartland, Somerset, Maine, United States. He died on 1 January 1996, in Fryeburg, Oxford, Maine, United States, at the age of 72.

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Emerson R. Pelkie
Pauline Bowley
Marriage: 16 June 1943

Spouse and Children

16 June 1943
Hartland, Somerset, Maine, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Emerson Randolph Pelkie


    Iva P. Dickinson




    Doris I Pelkie


    Jennie M. Pelkie


    Marguerite E. Pelkie


    Kathleen A. Pelkie



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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1928 · Camden Public Library is Opened

Age 5

The citizens of Camden, Maine had voted (in 1896) to establish a free public library in the town. The land for the library to be built on was donated by Mary Louise Curtis Bok in 1916. After years of fundraising and construction, the cornerstone was finally laid on August 17, 1927. The library opened on June 11, 1928. The library remains open to this day, and is now considered a National Historic Landmark.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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  • Emerson Pelkie in household of Emerson Pelkie, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emerson J Pelkie in household of Emerson R Pelkie, "United States Census, 1930"

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