Elmer Devon Pyle

10 March 1905–9 April 1994 (Age 89)
Carmen, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Elmer Devon

When Elmer Devon Pyle was born on 10 March 1905, in Carmen, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Don Clare Pyle, was 25 and his mother, Bessie Irene Mullins, was 20. He married Nora Jane Goyen in 1927. He died on 9 April 1994, at the age of 89.

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Elmer Devon Pyle
Nora Jane Goyen
Marriage: 1927

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    Bessie Irene Mullins




World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 2

Oklahoma is the 46th state.

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English pile ‘stake’, ‘post’ (via Old English from Latin pilum ‘spike’, ‘javelin’), hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a stake or post serving as a landmark or a metonymic occupational name for a stake maker or a nickname for a tall strong man.2 Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a marksman or an arrowsmith, from pijl ‘arrow’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elmer D Pyle in household of Don C Pyle, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elmer D Pyle in household of Don C Pyle, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elmer D Pyle, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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