Elbert Earl Meldrum

14 January 1890–27 January 1980 (Age 90)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Elbert Earl

When Elbert Earl Meldrum was born on 14 January 1890, in Kansas, United States, his father, Charles Thomas Meldrum, was 25 and his mother, Martha Jane Puckett, was 22. He married Dorothea Destimony Mabuce on 4 July 1913, in Bollinger, Missouri, United States. He lived in Richland Township, Scott, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Cheney, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 27 January 1980, in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Rose Hill, Butler, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elbert Earl Meldrum
Dorothea Destimony Mabuce
Marriage: 4 July 1913

Spouse and Children

4 July 1913
Bollinger, Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Thomas Meldrum


    Martha Jane Puckett




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 14

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Aberdeenshire, first recorded in 1291 as Melgedrom, from an obscure first element + Gaelic druim ‘ridge’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elbert Meldren in household of Charles C Meldren, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elbert E Meldrum, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elbert E Meldrum, "United States Census, 1940"

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