Elmer Alexander Underwood

24 September 1909–27 April 1986 (Age 76)
Noble, Indiana, United States

The Life of Elmer Alexander

When Elmer Alexander Underwood was born on 24 September 1909, in Noble, Indiana, United States, his father, Daniel Fred Underwood, was 37 and his mother, Emma Isadora Enos, was 29. He married Rachel Clelia Kissinger on 9 September 1931, in Wabash, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in York Township, Noble, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Chester Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 27 April 1986, in North Manchester, Wabash, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Servia, Wabash, Indiana, United States.

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Elmer Alexander Underwood
Rachel Clelia Kissinger
Marriage: 9 September 1931
Herbert Alexander Underwood
Frances Underwood

Spouse and Children

9 September 1931
Wabash, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Beulah LauraMae Underwood


    Zella Sophie Underwood



    Verna L. May Underwood


    Ruth Marion Underwood


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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1910 · The Mann Act

Age 1

This Act makes engaging in transport of any woman for any immoral purpose, prostitution, illegal. Its primary intent was to address prostitution, immorality, and human trafficking, particularly where trafficking was for the purposes of prostitution.

Age 22

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near or in a wood, from Middle English under + wude, wode ‘wood’, or a habitational name from any of various places so named, for example in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and the former county of Ayrshire (from Old English under + wudu).

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

Sources (3)

  • Elmer E Uderwood in household of Daniel P Uderwood, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elmar A Underwood in household of Daniel F Underwood, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elmer Underworth, "United States Census, 1940"

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