Earnest Vadeau Elkins

6 November 1916–18 April 1961 (Age 44)
Calloway, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Earnest Vadeau

When Earnest Vadeau Elkins was born on 6 November 1916, in Calloway, Kentucky, United States, his father, Jerome Elkins, was 29 and his mother, Rosa O'Neal Stewart, was 22. He had at least 1 son with Mary Brown Charlton. He lived in Magisterial District 3 Liberty, Calloway, Kentucky, United States for about 20 years. He died on 18 April 1961, in Murray, Calloway, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Calloway, Kentucky, United States.

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Earnest Vadeau Elkins
Mary Brown Charlton
Ernest Dewayne Elkins

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    Ernest Dewayne Elkins


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 10

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Age 13

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

English: patronymic from Elkin 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vadean E Elkins in household of Gerome Elkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earnest S Elkins in household of Jerome Elkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Earnest Vadeau Elkins, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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