Elmer Fegley

1878–1961 (Age 83)
Lyons, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elmer

When Elmer Fegley was born on 26 February 1878, in Lyons, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James W Fegley, was 34 and his mother, Catherine Lease, Fegley, was 31. He had at least 1 son with Clara Merkel. He lived in Ruscombmanor Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 25 March 1961, in Fleetwood, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83.

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Elmer Fegley
Clara Merkel
Edison Archibald Fegley

Spouse & Children



Parents & Siblings

  • James W Fegley


  • Catherine Lease, Fegley




  • Edwin L. Fegley


  • William L. Fegely


  • Female1870–1959Female

  • Samuel Fegely


  • Leon Lease Fegely


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Vögli, metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher or nickname for someone with birdlike features, from a diminutive of Vogel .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Elmer Fegeley in household of James Fegeley, "United States Census, 1880"

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