Elaine Delight Plouff

25 September 1918–24 January 2007 (Age 88)
Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States

The Life of Elaine Delight

When Elaine Delight Plouff was born on 25 September 1918, in Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States, her father, Nelson S. Plouff, was 25 and her mother, Lillian Elizabeth Hawley, was 20. She married Alfred I Windham on 30 September 1939, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Allyn, Mason, Washington, United States in 1998 and Renton, King, Washington, United States in 2005. She died on 24 January 2007, in King, Washington, United States, at the age of 88.

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Alfred I Windham
Elaine Delight Plouff
Marriage: 30 September 1939
Sharon Renfrow

Spouse and Children

30 September 1939
Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States


    Sharon Renfrow


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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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1919 · Seattle General Strike

Age 1

The Seattle general strike was a five day strike in 1919, where around 65,000 workers began striking for higher wages. This happened two years after WWI  wage controls.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

French: variant spelling of Plouffe .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elaine Windham in household of Alfred Windham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elaine Plouff in household of Lillian Plouff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elaine Windham in entry for Nelson S Plouff, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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