Elman Lynnwood Roe

9 January 1936–30 January 2009 (Age 73)
Seattle, King, Washington, United States

The Life of Elman Lynnwood

When Elman Lynnwood Roe was born on 9 January 1936, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, his father, Carl Rado Roe, was 31 and his mother, Velma Sherwood, was 27. He died on 30 January 2009, in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Carl Rado Roe
Velma Sherwood
Lois Carmen Roe
Colleen June Roe
Carl Rado Roe
Janice Roe
Wayne Linwood Roe
Milton Roe
Elman Lynnwood Roe
Allen Dale Roe

Parents and Siblings


    Velma Sherwood




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World Events (8)

1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 4

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1944 · Congress Passes the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Project

Age 8

The Flood Control Act of 1944 was passed and would later be called the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. It was named after the authors of the program Lewis A. Pick and William Glenn Sloan. It began as two separate plans but they both had the idea for an irrigation system that would help with the flooding of the Missouri River.
1961 · Seattle Space Needle is Built

Age 25

Construction on the Seattle Space Needle was constructed on April 17, 1961, and was opened on April 21, 1962. It was built for the World’s Fair in 1962. The space needle is an observation tower that is iconic to Seattle and a landmark of the Pacific Northwest. It was meant to only be lite for 75 nights per year or less to reduce light pollution. On September 11, 2001 the lights of the space were left on for 11 days straight.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Ra, pronounced "ro," a roe, a doe

Sources (3)

  • Elman Roe in household of Carl R Roe, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elman in entry for Colleen J Bews, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Elman Lynnwood Roe, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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