Elmer Dauster (1905 - 1976)

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Elmer Dauster
1905 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Elmer Dauster was born on July 18, 1905. He died in February 1976 at 70 years old. We know that Elmer Dauster had been residing in Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri.


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Elmer Dauster died in February 1976 at age 70. He was born on July 18, 1905. We have no information about Elmer's surviving family. We know that Elmer Dauster had been residing in Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri.
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In 1905, in the year that Elmer Dauster was born, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1926, by the time he was 21 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1930, Elmer was 25 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1946, at the age of 41 years old, Elmer was alive when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1976, in the year of Elmer Dauster's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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Albert Dauster
Mar 6, 1904 - February 1972
Saint Louis, Missouri
Florence K Dauster
Aug 22, 1910 - May 1996
Saint Louis, MO
Leonard Dauster
Feb 18, 1908 - September 1986
O'Fallon, Missouri
Katherine Dauster
Dec 30, 1904 - May 1987
Chesterfield, Missouri
Beatrice M Dauster
Aug 2, 1923 - Dec 21, 2006
Mildred L Dauster
Mar 26, 1914 - Jul 19, 1993
Saint Louis, MO
Frank Dauster
Apr 2, 1912 - November 1986
Troy, Missouri
Nellie Dauster
Jan 29, 1887 - May 1982
Saint Louis, Missouri
Frieda Dauster
Mar 18, 1910 - Dec 16, 1999
O'Fallon, MO
Robert Dauster
Nov 26, 1899 - November 1961
William D Dauster
Sep 8, 1933 - Jun 26, 2000
Chesterfield, MO
Oscar Dauster
Dec 4, 1912 - May 1980
O'Fallon, Missouri
Walter Dauster
May 7, 1906 - Jul 8, 1996
Saint Louis, MO
Norman Dauster
Sep 13, 1908 - August 1986
Saint Louis, Missouri
Grace M Dauster
Feb 2, 1909 - Feb 2, 2007
Saint Charles, MO
Sharon Dauster
Dec 21, 1936 - February 1983
Chesterfield, Missouri
John Dauster
Jun 23, 1875 - December 1972
Saint Louis, Missouri
Patricia Dauster
Jun 27, 1928 - October 1986
Otto Dauster
Jan 1, 1884 - September 1965
Charles Dauster
May 18, 1903 - April 1976

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