Elmer Mitchell Taff

14 October 1892–11 July 1971 (Age 78)
San Saba, San Saba, Texas, United States

The Life of Elmer Mitchell

When Elmer Mitchell Taff was born on 14 October 1892, in San Saba, San Saba, Texas, United States, his father, Thomas David "Tom" Taff, was 29 and his mother, Spicy Minerva Powers, was 31. He married Lillie Mae Crawford on 22 October 1928, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Iraan, Pecos, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 2, Irion, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 11 July 1971, in San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Mertzon, Irion, Texas, United States.

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Elmer Mitchell Taff
Lillie Mae Crawford
Marriage: 22 October 1928
Elmer Laverne Taff
Billie Malee Taff

Spouse and Children

22 October 1928
Texas, United States


    Elmer Laverne Taff


    Billie Malee Taff


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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 2

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English: probably a respelling of Irish Taaffe . In England this name now occurs mainly in South Yorkshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elmer Taff in household of T D Taff, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elmer M Taff in household of Tamas D Taff, "United States Census, 1920"
  • E M Taff, "United States Census, 1940"

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