Edward Leroy Drumheller

19 March 1939–16 February 1985 (Age 45)
Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Edward Leroy

When Edward Leroy Drumheller was born on 19 March 1939, in Virginia, United States, his father, John Edward Drumheller, was 31 and his mother, Sadie Helen Harris, was 32. He married Elizabeth Ann Cogar on 13 October 1983, in Waynesboro, Virginia, United States. He lived in South River District, Augusta, Virginia, United States in 1940 and Waynesboro, Virginia, United States in 1975. He died on 16 February 1985, at the age of 45, and was buried in Waynesboro, Augusta, Virginia, United States.

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Edward Leroy Drumheller
Elizabeth Ann Cogar
Marriage: 13 October 1983

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World Events (8)

Age 2
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington
Age 2
The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins
Age 16
The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Trum(pf)heller, an occupational name for a drummer, from an enlarged form of Middle High German trumbeler ‘drummer’ (from trumbe ‘drum’ + the agent suffix -er).

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

Sources (7)

  • Edward L Drumheller in household of John E Drumheller, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leroy Drumheller in entry for James Luther Drummeller, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Leroy Drumheller in entry for James Luther Drummeller, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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