Elman Rolland Wenger

19 October 1902–3 January 1989 (Age 86)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Elman Rolland

When Elman Rolland Wenger was born on 19 October 1902, in Ohio, United States, his father, John Jake Wenger, was 26 and his mother, Elisabeth Döring, was 25. He married Roberta Alice Wetzell in 1924, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Parma, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 January 1989, in Naples, Collier, Florida, United States, at the age of 86.

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Elman Rolland Wenger
Roberta Alice Wetzell
Marriage: 1924
Delores Ruth Wenger
Robert Rolland Wenger

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Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1913 · Cleveland Museum of Art

Age 11

The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded as a trust from Hinman Hurlbut, John Huntington, and Horace Kelley. It is to be known as the fourth-wealthiest art museum in the United States. The museum opened its doors to the public on June 6, 1916, and is free to the public to come and enjoy the diverse collections inside. Today the museum can be found as the center piece of Wade Park and both are on the National Register of Historic Places.
1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Age 12

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.
1925 · The First Municipally Owned Airport in the Country.

Age 23

The Cleveland Hopkins Airport was named after its founder, William R. Hopkins, and it was the first municipality-owned airport in the United States. It also is the home of the first air traffic control tower, the first ground-to-air radio control system, the first airfield lighting system, and the first U.S. airport to be directly connected to a local rail transit system. It is still in operation today and is the 43rd busiest airport in the United States.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of various places in Bavaria named Weng or Wengen.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elmer Wenger in household of John Wenger, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elman R Wenger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elman R Wenger, "United States Census, 1940"

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