Armin Elmendorf

Male8 September 1890–20 June 1984

Brief Life History of Armin

When Armin Elmendorf was born on 8 September 1890, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, his father, Edward Elmendorf, was 32 and his mother, Mary Staffel, was 26. He had at least 2 daughters with Laura Gundlach Elmendorf. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1934 and lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Winnetka, New Trier Township, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 20 June 1984, in Portola Valley, San Mateo, California, United States, at the age of 93.

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Armin Elmendorf
Laura Gundlach Elmendorf
Anne Lois Elmendorf
Janet Elmendorf Wenninger

Sources (10)

  • Armin Elmendorf, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Armin Elmendorf, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Armin Elmendorf in household of Mary Elmendorf, "United States Census, 1910"

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World Events (8)

1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 2

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from a village so named in the province of Oldenburg.

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

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