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Elmer C. Cassingham was born 13 Sep 1861 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. He is the son of William Reeves Cassingham and Abigail Sophia Comstock. He died 4 Jan 1898 at the age of 36 in Lyons, Rice, Kansas.

On 27 Dec 1888, he married Salome Plank in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas. She is the daughter of Levi Plank and Emmaline Lehmer. She was born 12 Apr 1869 in Pretty Prairie, LaGrange, Indiana and died on Valentine's Day, 14 Feb 1954 at the age of 84 in Bushton, Rice, Kansas.

Children of Elmer C. Cassingham and Salome Plank:

  1. Nellie Julia Cassingham was born 4 Oct 1889 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.
  2. (male) Cassingham was born 3 Jun 1891 and died 19 Mar 1892.
  3. Dola Cassingham was born 15 Dec 1892 in Lyons, Rice, Kansas. 
  4. Freddie Levi Cassingham was born 10 Feb 1895 in Lyons, Rice, Kansas. He died one week afer his little sister was born, on 8 Mar 1897 at the age of two in Mitchell, Rice, Kansas.
  5. Gracie D. Cassingham was born 1 Mar 1897 in Mitchell, Rice, Kansas. She died 28 Jun 1898 at age one in Mitchell, Rice, Kansas.


Dola: Birth and Death from Social Security Death Index (SSN 511-40-3880). Last residence assumed to be the deathplace.

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Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2002.