Viola Elben

Female24 January 1906–1 June 1999

Brief Life History of Viola

When Viola Elben was born on 24 January 1906, in Gifford, Nez Perce, Idaho, United States, her father, Samuel Elben, was 40 and her mother, Bertha Van Artsdalen, was 26. She married Ralph Rhinehart Wickersham on 18 January 1927, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Clarkston, Asotin, Washington, United States in 1930 and Clarkston Election Precinct 3, Asotin, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 1 June 1999, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Rhinehart Wickersham
Viola Elben
Marriage: 18 January 1927
Arthur Wickersham
Dorthory Wickersham

Sources (5)

  • Viola Elbin in household of Samuel Elbin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Viola Wickersham, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Viola Wickersham in household of Ralph R Wickersham, "United States Census, 1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 January 1927San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1907 · Not for profit elections

    Age 1

    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

    1907 · Pike's Market

    Age 1

    Pike’s Market is one of the oldest still working farmer’s markets in the US. It is located in Seattle’s central business district, just north of Belltown , and southwest of central waterfront and Elliott Bay. One of the attractions there is the gum wall. 


    Age 25

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt.

    German: possibly a habitational name from any of the places called Lebehn in eastern Mecklenburg and Pomerania.

    Dutch: from a pet form of the ancient Germanic personal name Liebrecht (composed of the elements liut ‘people, tribe’ + berht ‘bright’).

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

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