Elisha Ezelle Darby

19 July 1904–22 September 1994 (Age 90)
Florence, Williamson, Texas, United States

The Life of Elisha Ezelle

When Elisha Ezelle Darby was born on 19 July 1904, in Florence, Williamson, Texas, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Darby, was 29 and his mother, Mamie Ether Gray, was 26. He died on 22 September 1994, in Caldwell, Burleson, Texas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Caldwell, Burleson, Texas, United States.

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Elisha Ezelle Darby
1904–1994
Katherine Ellis
1909–1988

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World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 1

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

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.
1929

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from the city of Derby, the county seat of Derbyshire, but also from the much smaller place called West Derby in Lancashire. Both are named from Old Norse djúr ‘deer’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. The usual spelling of the surname represents the pronunciation of both the place name and the surname.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Diarmada (or Mac Diarmada) ‘descendant (or ‘son’) of Diarmaid’, a personal name meaning ‘freeman’. See also Dermott , Macdermott . Insofar as Gaelic Ó Duibhdhiormaigh was sometimes reinterpreted as Ó Diarmada, Darby could also be an Anglicization of this name too. The English surname is also established in Ireland, having been taken to County Leix in the 16th century.

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

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  • Unknown, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"
  • Elisha Ezelle Darby, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"
  • Elisha Ezelle Darby, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"

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