Elmer Carey

Male20 July 1917–12 August 1985

Brief Life History of Elmer

When Elmer Carey was born on 20 July 1917, in San Francisco, California, United States, his father, Elmer Ellsworth Carey, was 32 and his mother, Emma Margaret Berlin, was 30. He lived in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States for about 20 years. He died on 12 August 1985, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Ellsworth Carey
1884–1951
Emma Margaret Berlin
1886–1972
Ellen Carey
1915–
Gertrude Carey
Elmer Carey
1917–1985
Francis L Carey
1919–1989

Sources (5)

  • Elmer Carey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer Carey, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Elmer Carey, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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Siblings (4)

World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

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.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 17

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 18

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciardha, a midland surname meaning ‘descendant of Ciardha’, a personal name derived from ciar ‘dark, black’. See Kerry .

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhiachra ‘son of Fiachra’.

English: from Carey Barton in Devon or Castle Cary, Lytes Cary, Cary Fitzpaine, or Babcary, all in Somerset, named for the rivers on which they stand; both river names probably derive from the Celtic root car- ‘love, liking’, perhaps with the meaning ‘pleasant stream’.

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

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