Elsie Mae Dillon

10 September 1916–20 January 2002 (Age 85)
Botetourt, Botetourt, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Elsie Mae

When Elsie Mae Dillon was born on 10 September 1916, in Botetourt, Botetourt, Virginia, United States, her father, Jesse Cline Dillon, was 34 and her mother, Willie Harrison Caldwell, was 28. She married Thomas Edgar Linkenhoker on 6 August 1936, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Rural, Wise, Virginia, United States in 1935 and Fincastle District, Botetourt, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 20 January 2002, in Covington, Virginia, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Low Moor, Alleghany, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Edgar Linkenhoker
Elsie Mae Dillon
Marriage: 6 August 1936
Carl Edward "Eddie" Linkenhoker Sr
Thomas Edgar Linkenhoker Jr.
Curtis Lee Linkenhoker
Donald Earl Linkenhoker
Linda Sue Linkenhoker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 August 1936Botetourt, Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
    1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility
    Age 1
    Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
    Age 25
    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English, Irish, and French: from the Norman French personal name Dillon, arising from the ancient Germanic Dillo (of uncertain origin, perhaps a byname from the root dil- ‘destroy’).English: habitational name from Dilwyn in Herefordshire, recorded in 1138 as Dilun, probably from Old English dīglum, dative plural of dīgle ‘settlement at the shady or secret places’.Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duilleáin ‘descendant of Duilleán’, a personal name, a variant of Dallán meaning ‘little blind one’.

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

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    Sources (14)

    • Elsie M Linkenhoker in household of Thomas E Linkenhoker, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Elsie Dillon in entry for Lewis Allen Linkenhoker and Janey Lee Rhodes, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
    • Elsie M Dillon in household of Jessie C Dillon, "United States Census, 1920"

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