Elmer E Hewson

15 July 1923–26 July 2003 (Age 80)
Dickinson, Stark, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Elmer E

When Elmer E Hewson was born on 15 July 1923, in Dickinson, Stark, North Dakota, United States, his father, Emory Walter Hewson, was 25 and his mother, Mary Anna Merten, was 24. He married Doris Carolyn Nasset on 5 September 1948. He lived in Snohomish, Washington, United States in 1935 and Buckeye Township, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 26 July 2003, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Elmer E Hewson
Doris Carolyn Nasset
Marriage: 5 September 1948

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5 September 1948

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 17

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Lincolnshire): patronymic from Hew ( see Hugh ).2 Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ( see McCoy ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elmer E Hewson in household of Emory W Hewson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer Hewson in household of Emory Hewson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elmer Hewson in entry for Doris C Hewson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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