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Elma H. Syphrit

Female 1894 - 1981


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  • Name  Elma H. Syphrit  [1, 2
    Born  29 Jun 1894  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • Elma was spelled "Alma" in the 1895 census.
    Iowa State Census  1895  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Alma Syphrit, age 0, female, single, born in Louisa County
    Iowa State Census  1905  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Elma Syphrit, Card Number: 173; Post Office Address: Wapello RD No. 2: West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA_84
    Census  1910  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Elma Syphrit, daughter, female, white, age 16, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, could read, could write, attended school since September 1909
    Census  1920  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Elma Syphrit, daughter, female, white, age 24, single, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation teacher, nature of industry public school, wage earner
    Occupation  1920  [9
    • Elma was a teacher.
    Residence  Aug 1964  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary  Nov 1981  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    a southeast Iowa newspaper 
    • Elma Syphrit dies in Morning Sun

      Elma H. Syphrit died Saturday, November 14, 1981, at the Morning Sun Manor.

      Services were held Tuesday, November 17, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home with Reverend Fred Harris officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery.

      The daughter of William and Adda Hamilton Syphrit, she was born in Louisa County. She was a member of the Wapello United Methodist Church, Ladies Aid and the Louisa County Historical Society. She was retired school teacher, having taught in the Burlington, Tama, Vinton and Shellsburg schools.

      One brother, Charles Syphrit of Wapello, survives.

      She was preceded in death by her parents.
    Died  14 Nov 1981  Morning Sun Manor, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5, 10
    Obituary  16 Nov 1981  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Wapello (IA) -- Elma H. Syphrit died Saturday, November 14, at Morning Sun Manor Nursing Home.

      She was born in Louisa County to William and Ada Hamilton Syphrit.

      Before retiring, she taught 12 years in Burlington schools, and at Tama, Vinton and Shellburg. She was a member of Wapello United Methodist Church, Fairview Ladies Aid, Louisa County Farm Bureau and the Louisa County Historical Society.

      Surviving; One brother, Charles Syphrit, Wapello.

      Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home, Wapello; Fairview Cemetery near Wapello.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Elma Syphrit; born: 29 June 1894; died: November 1981; last residence: 52653 (Wapello, Louisa, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [11
    • Name: Elma Syphrit; Sex: F; Born: 1894; Died or Buried: 1981; Age: 87; Buried: Fairview (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-16; Notes: born 1894 (?); died 14 November 1981
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Elma H. Syphrit is buried at Fairview Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Syphrit. Elma H., died November 14, 1981"
    The Headstone of Elma H. Syphrit
    The Headstone of Elma H. Syphrit
    Buried  17 Nov 1981  Fairview Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Person ID  I5935  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  William Oliver Syphrit,   b. 22 Aug 1866, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1952 
    Mother  Mary Addaline "Adda" Hamilton,   b. 15 Jan 1869, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1964, Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Feb 1892  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 13, 14
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Syphrit, William Oliver; Spouse: Hamilton, Mary A.; Marriage Date: 25 February 1892; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Headstone Photograph 
    • William O. Syphrit and Adeline Mary (Hamilton) Syphrit's grave is located at the Fairview Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Syphrit. Adda M,. 1869 - 1964. William O., 1866 - 1952"
    The Headstone of William Oliver and Adaline Mary 'Adda' (Hamilton) Syphrit
    The Headstone of William Oliver and Adaline Mary "Adda" (Hamilton) Syphrit
    Family ID  F1631  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S9172] Syphrit, Elma H. - Obituary (Hawk Eye), (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 11, November 16, 1981; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 274-275 (Reliability: 3).
      Republished online at the Louisa County, Iowa Genealogical Society committee of the Louisa County Historical Society at URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ialcgs/bio_st.htm (2/2008)

    3. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb).

    4. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Louisa County, Iowa; Wapello Township; Sutro Library, San Francisco, California; Sutro Microfilm Roll #553, Reel 67 of 121

    5. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 101, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 14A, page number: 180; enumeration date: May 16, 1910

    8. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 105; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 3B, page number: 266; enumeration date: January 20 and 21, 1920

    9. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Iowa, Louisa County, Wapello Township, enumerated 19 and 20 January, 1920, E. D. 105, Sheet 3A

    10. [S9173] Syphrit, Elma H. - Obituary (unknown paper), (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, probably a Louisa County, Iowa, newspaper, November 1981) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S9174] Syphrit, Elma H. - Headstone Photograph, (her grave is at the Fairview Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble and Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S540] Dotson, Timothy Ray - Web Site, Timothy Ray Dotson (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S26] Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S26] Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 4).

    16. [S919] Syphrit, William Oliver and Mary Addaline "Adda" (Hamilton) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Fairview Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble and Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy) (Reliability: 4).