Elvira Calleja Urry

25 October 1925–9 January 1987 (Age 61)
Senglea, Malta

The Life of Elvira

Elvira Calleja Urry was born on 25 October 1925, in Senglea, Malta as the daughter of Benjamin Calleja and Mary Urry. She married Vincent Ear on 18 August 1946, in Santa Vennera, Malta. She died on 9 January 1987, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Southfield, Oakland, Michigan, United States.

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Vincent Ear
Elvira Calleja Urry
Marriage: 18 August 1946

Spouse and Children

18 August 1946
Santa Vennera, Malta

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Calleja





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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1928 · The Detroit Zoo

Age 3

"The Detroit Zoological Society was founded in 1911, but the zoo didn't officially open until August 1, 1928. At the opening ceremony, Mayor John C. Nagel was to speak to the gathered crowd. Arriving late, Nagel parked his car behind the bear dens and as he came rushing around the front. A polar bear leaped from the moat in the den and stood directly in front of Nagel. Unaware how precarious his situation was, Nagel stuck out his hand and walked toward the polar bear joking, """"He's the reception committee. The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America with cage-less exhibits and the first zoo to no longer keep elephants because of the harsh winters causing psychological stress on them."
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 17

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

Spanish: topographic name from a diminutive of Calle ‘street’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Elvira Ear, "Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996"

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