Elaine Rosetta Sommer

24 September 1925–17 December 2001 (Age 76)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Elaine Rosetta

Elaine Rosetta Sommer was born on 24 September 1925, in Missouri, United States. She married James Franklin Houdeshell on 8 November 1941, in Kahoka, Clark, Missouri, United States. She died on 17 December 2001, in Viola, Mercer, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76.

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James Franklin Houdeshell
Elaine Rosetta Sommer
Marriage: 8 November 1941

Spouse and Children

8 November 1941
Kahoka, Clark, Missouri, United States

World Events (8)

1927 · Buckingham Fountain constructed

Age 2

Named after Clarence Buckingham, the Buckingham Fountain is one of the largest fountains in the world. The fountain was inspired by the Latona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 6

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1945 · Missouri's Fourth Constitution Becomes Effective

Age 20

Missouri's current constitution became effective on March 30, 1945.

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: variant of Summer .2 German and Danish: from Middle German sumer, Danish, Norwegian sommer ‘summer’, a nickname for someone of a warm disposition, or for someone associated with the season in some other way or from living in a sunny place, in some instances a metonymic occupational name for a basketweaver or a drummer, from Middle High German sum(b)er, sum(m)er ‘basket’, ‘basketry’, ‘drum’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Sommer ‘summer’. Like the other seasonal names, this was also one of the group of names that were bestowed on Jews more or less at random by government officials in 18th- and 19thcentury central Europe.

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

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  • Elaine Rosetta Sommer in entry for Robert Lee Fearn and Kathleen Jeanne Houdyshell Geisinger, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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