Elma Mccaffrey (1909 - 1986)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Elma Mccaffrey’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Elma so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Elma’s biography.

Elma Mccaffrey Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Elma Mccaffrey and her immediate Mccaffrey family. Add to Elma Mccaffrey's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Elma.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Elma Mccaffrey? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Elma finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Elma attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Elma did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Elma Mccaffrey is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Elma's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Elma's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Elma a religious woman? Add Elma’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Elma during various points of her life.

Timeline

1909 - In the year that Elma Mccaffrey was born, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

1921 - At the age of just 12 years old, Elma was alive when the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

1925 - Elma was 16 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

1945 - At the age of 36 years old, Elma was alive when on December 5th, Flight 19 was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. All five planes and 14 airmen disappeared, as did 13 crew on a plane that was dispatched to find them. The official Navy reported the disappearance as "cause unknown".

1986 - In the year of Elma Mccaffrey's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

Elma Mccaffrey Family Tree

Who was Elma’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Elma’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Elma's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Elma Mccaffrey
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Elma's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Elma Mccaffrey is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Elma Mccaffrey died in September 1986 at 76 years old. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on December 23, 1909. There is no information about Elma's family or relationships. We know that Elma Mccaffrey had been residing in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi.

Memories

What do you remember about Elma Mccaffrey? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Elma is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Elma Mccaffrey

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources