Elmer Charles Uhlhorn

12 August 1918–12 August 2014 (Age 96)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elmer Charles

When Elmer Charles Uhlhorn was born on 12 August 1918, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Harry Uhlhorn, was 31 and his mother, Emma Wust, was 29. He lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 August 2014, in Dover, Kent, Delaware, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Fernwood, Yeadon, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Harry Uhlhorn
Emma Wust
May Uhlhorn Jones
Harry G Uhlhorn
Elmer Charles Uhlhorn

Parents and Siblings

    Harry Uhlhorn





World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1939 · Nylon Plant in Seaford

Age 21

In 1939, DuPont opened a nylon plant in Seaford, Delaware. The idea came when in 1935, Dr. Wallace discovered a synthetic fiber.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Uhlhorn on the Hunte river. According to Bahlow, the first element of the place name is ul, an old term for ‘rot’, ‘decay’, later reinterpreted as Low German ūle ‘owl’ + horn ‘spit of land’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elmer C Uhlhorn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elmer Uhlhorn in household of Harry G Uhlhorn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer C Uhlhorn in household of William R Wiist, "United States Census, 1920"

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