Bonnie Leon Elrod

24 July 1919–1 May 1994 (Age 74)
New Boston, Bowie, Texas, United States

The Life of Bonnie Leon

When Bonnie Leon Elrod was born on 24 July 1919, in New Boston, Bowie, Texas, United States, his father, Amos Washington Elrod, was 35 and his mother, Beulah Nelson, was 31. He had at least 1 son with Nellie Pansey Harper. He lived in Morris, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 6, Denton, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 1 May 1994, in Texas, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Bonnie Leon Elrod
Nellie Pansey Harper
Grover Elrod

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings




    Morris D Elrod


    Grover C Elrod



    Amos Elrod


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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 10

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of North German Ellrott, Ellrodt, perhaps a habitational name from Ellierode near Northeim, Lower Saxony, either of two places in Hesse named Ellingerode, or two lost places so named. In the U.S. this name is very frequent in GA, TN, and TX.

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

Sources (3)

  • B L Elrood in household of Amos W Elrood, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bonn Elrod in household of A W Elrod, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bond L Elrod in household of Amos W Elrod, "United States Census, 1930"

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