Timothy Elmer

15 October 1838–2 March 1862 (Age 23)
Steuben, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Timothy

When Timothy Elmer was born on 15 October 1838, in Steuben, Indiana, United States, his father, Cleon Elmer, was 36 and his mother, Emily Clark, was 29. He married Helen Josephine Sperry Hoyt on 15 June 1860, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 2 March 1862, in San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Timothy Elmer
Helen Josephine Sperry Hoyt
Marriage: 15 June 1860
Emily Elizabeth Elmer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 June 1860Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
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    World Events (6)

    1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy
    Age 3
    The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 10
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Elmore .English: habitational name from Elmer in Middleton (Sussex), probably named with Old English ǣl ‘eel’ + mere ‘pool’.German: topographic name for someone living near elm trees, from Middle High German elm ‘elm tree’.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Timothy Elmer, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Timothy Elmer in entry for Emily Elizabeth Elmer Goldsbrough, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Timothy Elmer in household of Cleon Elmer, "United States Census, 1850"

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