Elmer Severance

13 November 1877–21 February 1964 (Age 86)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Elmer

When Elmer Severance was born on 13 November 1877, in Illinois, United States, his father, Charles William Severance, was 35 and his mother, Emma Ann Nicholson, was 27. He married Helen Mary Propp on 5 February 1907, in O'Brien, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Troy Township, Pipestone, Minnesota, United States in 1930 and Pipestone, Pipestone, Minnesota, United States in 1940. He died on 21 February 1964, in Pipestone, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Pipestone, Pipestone, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Severance
Helen Mary Propp
Marriage: 5 February 1907
Ray Elmer Severance
Bernice Helene Severance
Lois Mae Severance
June Mary Severance

Spouse and Children

5 February 1907
O'Brien, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Charles William Severance


    Emma Ann Nicholson




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 7

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Alteration by folk etymology of German Severens, a derivative of the Latin personal name Severinus ( see Severin ).

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Emma Ann Nicholson

Emma Nicholson By Margaret Wilson Charles Severance and Emma Nicholson were married by her father at Rantoul, Ill. They lived at Grand Prairie, Ill. Where Edgar, Willie, Walter, Elmer and Robert …

Sources (3)

  • Elmer Seygrance, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer Severance, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Almer Severance, "United States Census, 1920"

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