Ida Lee Elam

11 February 1882–3 November 1953 (Age 71)
Elamton, Morgan, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Ida Lee

When Ida Lee Elam was born on 11 February 1882, in Elamton, Morgan, Kentucky, United States, her father, Matthew James Elam, was 21 and her mother, Rhoda Helton, was 27. She married J O Pelfrey on 31 December 1902, in Morgan, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Morgan, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Magisterial District 4, Morgan, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 3 November 1953, in Cottle, Morgan, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Leander Elam Cemetery, Florress, Morgan, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lafe Elam
Ida Lee Elam
Marriage: 20 August 1910
Willie Elam
Pearl Elam
Matthew Elam

Spouse and Children

    Lafe Elam



20 August 1910
Morgan, Kentucky, United States


    Willie Elam


    Pearl Elam


    Matthew Elam


Parents and Siblings

    Matthew James Elam


    Rhoda Helton




    John Elam



    Mary Jane Elam



    Lula Elam


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1883 · ""

Age 1

Historical Boundaries - 1883: Morgan, Kentucky, United States

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from a place called Elham, in Kent, or a lost place of this name in Crayford, Kent. The first is derived from Old English ǣl ‘eel’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’. There is also an Elam Grange in Bingley, West Yorkshire, but the current distribution of the name in the British Isles suggests that it did not contribute significantly to the surname.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ida Elam in household of Lafe Elam, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ida Elam in household of Lafe Elam, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ida L Pelbry in household of Matthew J Elam, "United States Census, 1910"

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