Elmer Ralph Gastley

8 August 1913–7 May 2001 (Age 87)
Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Elmer Ralph

When Elmer Ralph Gastley was born on 8 August 1913, in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George H Gastley, was 29 and his mother, Frances E Nary, was 26. He had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Mary A. Kuhn. He lived in Straban Township, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died on 7 May 2001, in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Elmer Ralph Gastley
Mary A. Kuhn
Mary F Gastley
John Elmer Gastley
Romanus J Gastley
Glenn R Gastley
Jo Ann Gastley
Peggy L Gastley

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 3
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.
Age 4
U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1937 · The Neutrality Act
Age 24
The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): topographic name from Middle English est ‘east’ + lei(e) ‘open land, clearing’ (Old English ēast lēah), for someone who lived ‘at the east clearing’, or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Eastleigh (Hampshire), Eastleigh in Westleigh (Devon), or Eastley Farm in Leckhampstead (Berkshire).

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

Sources (8)

  • Elmer Gastley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer Gastley in household of George Gastley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elmer Gastley, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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