Elmer Mecham

30 March 1884–20 October 1958 (Age 74)
Riverdale, Oneida, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Elmer

When Elmer Mecham was born on 30 March 1884, in Riverdale, Oneida, Idaho, United States, his father, Clinton Mecham, was 27 and his mother, Catherine Elizabeth Hawkes, was 26. He married Maud Martin on 14 January 1908, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Preston Election Precinct 2, Franklin, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 20 October 1958, in Wendell, Gooding, Idaho, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Preston Cemetery, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Mecham
Maud Martin
Marriage: 14 January 1908
Lorenzo Elmer Mecham
Katie Mecham

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World Events (8)

Age 2
Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1898 · Paper Money Becomes Sole Currency
Age 14
Paper money had been scarce in Preston until the year 1898. Script currency was used which contained the promise of goods or services rather than paper money. In 1898, script was discontinued and “a lithographed article, much resembling the greenback” was used instead. At first the transition was awkward as nearest bank was located in Logan, Utah. Paper currency became plentiful soon after.
Age 20
St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

(1997: 1112;2007: 2383; 2010: 3962)English: variant of Meacham .

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

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Sources (43)

  • Alma Michem, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elmer Mecham, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Elmer Mecham, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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