Elsie Marie Sylvester

9 January 1923–7 March 2007 (Age 84)
Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elsie Marie

When Elsie Marie Sylvester was born on 9 January 1923, in Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Warren Smith Sylvester, was 27 and her mother, Annabelle Catherine Stacey, was 28. She married Raymond Walter Pethick on 9 October 1953, in Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1930. She died on 7 March 2007, at the age of 84, and was buried in Quantico, Prince William, Virginia, United States.

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George Farnum Towne
Elsie Marie Sylvester
Dorothy Roberta Towne
Mrs. Catherine Louise Towne
Arthur Earl Towne

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Incorporation

Age 4

Quantico incorporated in 1927.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 22

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

English and German: from a personal name (Latin Silvester, a derivative of silva ‘wood’). This was borne by three popes, including a contemporary of Constantine the Great.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marie Sylvester in household of Hannah G Wilson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elsie Marie Sylvester, "Massachusetts, Births, 1636-1924"
  • Marie Sylvester in entry for Frank Lyons and Dorothy Roberta Towne, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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