Person:Elmer Faeth (1)

Elmer Leroy Faeth
b.28 Aug 1899
  1. Ewdartha A. FaethABT 1898 - 1929
  2. Elmer Leroy Faeth1899 - 1969
  3. John Paul Faeth, Jr.1903 - 1944
Facts and Events
Name Elmer Leroy Faeth
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 28 AUG 1898
Birth[1][2] 28 Aug 1899
Residence[2] 1918 1810 Neggel Street, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Occupation[2] 1918 switchboard installer, Western Electric Company
Residence? 1969 Boron, Kern County, California
Death[1][3] 16 Dec 1969 Kern, California, United States
Soc Sec No[1] 567-05-1861

Elmer is buried with his father, John Faeth, in Voegtly Evangelical Church Cemetary, in Troy Hill, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in section 2, site #90.

According to Irma Faeth, when Elmer was about 17 he went to California and tried to work as an extra in the movie industry. His brother John went with him. Edwarda followed later. At some point, Elmer got a job laying cables for AT&T. He was sent to Alaska where he also mined (or panned) gold for awhile. While there he was Shanghai'ed on a boat to China and was not able to get off the boat for two years.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index: Death Master File, database. (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 United States. Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. (Washington, D.C.: National Archives Microfilm Publication M1509, 1987-1988).
  3. California Death Index, 1940-1997 (2). (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2000;).