Elvin Leroy Pritchett

1900–1993 (Age 93)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Elvin Leroy

When Elvin Leroy Pritchett was born on 10 May 1900, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Samuel J Pritchett, was 28 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth LeRette, was 23. He married Lucile Helen Larson on 11 June 1927, in Avoca, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. He lived in Atlantic, Cass, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Kane Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 6 June 1993, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 93.

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Elvin Leroy Pritchett
Lucile Helen Larson
Marriage: 11 June 1927

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11 June 1927
Avoca, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 13

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 26

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhisiart ‘son of Richard ’. Compare Pritchard .2 English (Midlands): from a diminutive of Middle English prik(e), prich ‘point’, ‘prick’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of any of various pointed instruments, or a nickname for a tall, thin man.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elvin Prickett in household of S J Prickett, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elvin Prichett in household of S J Prichett, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Elvin L Pritchett, "Iowa State Census, 1915"

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