Melvin Earl Elmer

1 March 1889–3 November 1922 (Age 33)
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Melvin Earl

When Melvin Earl Elmer was born on 1 March 1889, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Henry Elmer, was 47 and his mother, Selina Alberta Jones, was 28. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1900 and Colton, Utah, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 3 November 1922, in Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Elmer
Selina Alberta Jones
Hyrum Henry Elmer
William Vernon Elmer
Melvin Earl Elmer

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Idaho is the 43rd state.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 7

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 11

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Ailmar, Old English Æðelmǣr, composed of the elements æðel ‘noble’ + mǣr ‘famous’, which was reinforced after the Conquest by the introduction of Old French Ailmer, from a Continental cognate.2 North German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements agi(l) ‘edge or tip (of a sword)’ + man ‘man’.3 South German: topographic name for someone who lived by an elm tree, Middle High German elm(e).

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

Sources (3)

  • Melvin E Elmer in household of Lena Elmer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Melvin Elmer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Melvin E. Elmer in household of Sena Elmer, "United States Census, 1900"

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