Elmer Ellsworth Balcom

28 May 1861–6 February 1944 (Age 82)
Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of Elmer Ellsworth

When Elmer Ellsworth Balcom was born on 28 May 1861, in Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, William Wallace Balcom, was 31 and his mother, Lydia Solome Morse, was 27. He married Lydia Abigail Gates on 8 August 1885, in Marlborough, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Grandview, Yakima, Washington, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 53 Grandview 2, Yakima, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 6 February 1944, in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Ellsworth Balcom
1861–1944
Lydia Abigail Gates
1867–1946
Marriage: 8 August 1885
Florence Lillian Balcom
1888–1963
Gertrude Millicent Balcom
1890–1936
Balcom
1892–1892
Oscar Ellsworth Balcom
1896–1969
Henry Irving Balcom
1899–1968
Hollis Erva Balcom
1902–1902
Nellie Balcom
1904–1904
Norman Wallace Balcom
1905–1906

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 August 1885Marlborough, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1865
    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries: 1865: Yakima, Washington Territory, United States 1889: Yakima, Washington, United States
    1886
    Age 25
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of English Balcombe, a habitational name from Balcombe in West Sussex, which is named with Old English bealu ‘evil, calamity’ (or the Old English personal name Bealda) + cumb ‘valley’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Balkan
    Balkcom
    Baucom
    Baucum
    Bawcum
    Balcomb

    Sources (36)

    • E Ellsworth Balcam, "Canada, Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877"
    • Ellsworth Balcom in household of William W Balcom, "Canada Census, 1881"
    • E E Balcom in entry for James M Hollingsworth and Florence L Balcom, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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