Elie LaVallette

1893–1975 (Age 82)
Crisfield, Somerset, Maryland, United States

The Life of Elie

When Elie LaVallette was born on 26 May 1893, in Crisfield, Somerset, Maryland, United States, his father, Albert T. LaVallette Jr., was 29 and his mother, Amy K. Ricketts, was 27. He married Dorothy Hill Keefer on 28 January 1921, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He died on 1 July 1975, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elie LaVallette
Dorothy Hill Keefer
Marriage: 28 January 1921

Spouse & Children

28 January 1921
Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Albert T. LaVallette Jr.


  • Female1865–1944Female



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 13

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, from a diminutive of Old French val.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elie La Vallette, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Elie U F La Vallette, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Elie Lavallette, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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