Elma La Verne Fugate

Female15 February 1911–18 May 1934

Brief Life History of Elma La Verne

When Elma La Verne Fugate was born on 15 February 1911, in Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States, her father, Sollie J. Fugate, was 28 and her mother, Lennie Rue Gordon, was 27. She married Charles Burke in Illinois, United States. She lived in Sciota, McDonough, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Bushnell, McDonough, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died on 18 May 1934, at the age of 23, and was buried in Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States.

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Charles Burke
Elma La Verne Fugate

Sources (3)

  • Elma Fugat in household of Sallie Fugat, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elma Laverne Burke, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Elma Fugate in household of Sollie Fugate, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    Illinois, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 1

    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    1913 · Women get the right to vote in Illinois

    Age 2

    Grace Wilbur Trout was elected president of the Chicago Political Equality League and started her presidency by making sure that each senate district was supporting suffrage for women. A few months later, the bill was up for voting in the state. Trout and her team went as far as to get male voters from their homes. The bill passed giving Women the right to vote for President of the Nation and all local offices not in the Illinois Constitution.

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 7

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): variant of Fugett .

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

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