Elsie Oglesby

16 March 1906–23 December 1985 (Age 79)
Harrisburg, Saline, Illinois, United States

The Life of Elsie

When Elsie Oglesby was born on 16 March 1906, in Harrisburg, Saline, Illinois, United States, her father, William Calvin "Will" Oglesby Jr., was 28 and her mother, India Ferrell, was 20. She had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Vollie McDermott. She lived in Harrisburg Township, Saline, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 23 December 1985, in Harrisburg, Saline, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Harrisburg, Saline, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vollie McDermott
Elsie Oglesby
Wesley Hueigh McDermott
Wanda Mcdermott
Bertis McDermott
Norma Louise McDermott
Arthur Mcdermott

Spouse and Children




    Wanda Mcdermott


    Bertis McDermott


    Norma Louise McDermott




+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Effie Oglesby



    Everett Warren Oglesby


    Alfred Calvin Oglesby


    Ralph Jewell Melton Oglesby


World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 4

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 21

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name, perhaps from Ugglebarnby (recorded in 1314 as Oggelberdesby) in North Yorkshire, named from an unattested Old Norse personal name Uglubárthr + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elzie Oglesby in household of Will Oglesby, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elsie Oglesby in household of William Oglesby, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elsie Mcdermott in household of Vollie Mcdermott, "United States Census, 1930"

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