Owen Martin Elftman

Brief Life History of Owen Martin

Owen Martin Elftman was born in 1901 as the son of Owen Emery Elftman and Molly Stordoff. He married Priscilla Louise Brown on 30 December 1922, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 February 1985, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Owen Martin Elftman
1901–1985
Priscilla Louise Brown
1905–1982
Marriage: 30 December 1922

Sources (8)

  • Owen M Elftman, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Owen Martin Elftman, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Owen Martin Elftman, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Isadore.

Americanized form of German Elfmann: habitational name for someone from a place called Elvede or Elbe.

Americanized form of German Elfmann: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed of the elements alf ‘ghost’ + man ‘man’.

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

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