About the Elmer Levy (Dub) Eiland Family:
License aquired in Hempstead, Waller County, Tx
About Elmer Levy (Dub) Eiland:
This narrative was written in 1983 for the Milam Co. book "Matchless Milam"
Elmer and Olga were
both born in Milam Co.. His parents were Calvin and Freda Eiland. Olga's parents were Rudolph and
Mary Kamenicky. Elmer was born April 13, 1917, and raised in the Gay Hill community near Rockdale,
where he went to school. Olga was born March 10, 1917 in the Buckholts Community. She went to school
at Corinth and Ad Hall.
Elmer's parents were fruit and vegetable farmers. When Elmer's father
was hurt and unable to work, Elmer, at the age 15, had to take over the work, farming and selling the
fruit and vegetables in Austin,Tx
Olga's parents were farmers. There was always plenty to do.
She belonged to the Sokol Athletic Organization. They did Gymnastics Drills and the Czech Dance.
They traveled to area towns including Dallas and Austin with the organization. This was exciting for
a 12 year old girl. Olga has fond memories of the families and friends getting together on Sunday's,
the school picnics at the end of the school year, Co. meets, visiting her Grandmother Kamenicky at
Pettibone where she had a Cotton Gin and Mercantile store. Grandmother always had candy for her grandchildren.
1940 Elmer went to Houston to work for Harrisburg Machine Shop. February 1941, Elmer was drafted into
the Army. He served with the 36th Division. April 1943, they were sent to Africa then to Italy, France,
and Germany. July 1945, he was discharged. He returned to live with his parents until January 1946,
when he went to Houston.
Olga left Milam Co. in 1940 and moved to Dallas, attended a Business
College, then went to work for Neiman-Marcus until she and Elmer were married March 23, 1946. They
moved to Houston, then in July 1946 the moved to Dallas. Elmer went to work for Oak Farms Dairies July
22, 1946, in the Sales Department, where he worked until 1977 when he retired. After returning to Dallas
from Houston, Olga went to work for Southern Union Gas, until they started a family. They have 3 children,
Diane, Debra and David Eiland. After retiring, they moved to Bristol Community, Ennis, Tx They stay
busy gardening, and doing some RV traveling.
1940 United States Federal Census about Elmer Eiland
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1917
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Home in 1940: Milam, Texas
Handy - Salty Road
House Number: 44
Inferred Residence in 1935: Milam, Texas
1935: Same House
Father's Birthplace: Texas
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Hours Worked Week
Prior to Census: 60
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Weeks Worked in 1939: 40
Income Other Sources: Yes
Native Language: English
Social Security Number:
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Usual Industry: Farm
Usual Class of Worker: Working on own
Calvin C Eiland 53
Frida Eiland 45
Elmer Eiland 23
Margrette Lee Eiland 17
Lone Marie Eiland 15
Eutiva Eiland 10
Loyce Evon Eiland
About Olga Rose Kamenicky:
Olga Rose Kamenicky Eiland, age 93, of Waxahachie died April 20, 2010. She was born March 10, 1917 to
Rudolph and Mary Veronica (Provazek) Kamenicky in Buckholts, Texas and attended school at Corinth and
Olga's parents were farmers so there was always plenty to do. She belonged to the Sokol
Athletic Organization and participated in gymnastics and Czech dances. Sokol traveled to area towns
including Dallas and Austin. This was very exciting for a young farm girl. Olga shared many memories
of family and friends, school picnics, working on the farm, and Sundays get togethers. Visiting her
Grandmother Kamenicky in Pettibone who had a cotton gin and mercantile store was one of her favorite
things to do when she was young.
Olga met her future husband, Elmer Eiland, one evening in the late
1930?s when people had gathered to hear election results on the lawn of the Milam County Courthouse.
In 1940 she moved to Dallas to attend business school which led to a job in the accounting department
of Neiman-Marcus. Elmer joined the army in 1941 and they corresponded throughout World War II. During
the war Olga was a USO Victory Belle and danced with soldiers at Dallas USO events. Olga and Elmer were
married March 23, 1946, a year after he returned from the war.
They started a family in 1947 with
son David followed closely with daughters Diane and Debra. When the nest was empty Olga went to work
for Sears to earn money to pay for land in the community of Bristol Texas. In 1977 she and Elmer retired
in Bristol and stayed busy gardening and traveling. She was a great cook and was especially known for
her fabulous cornbread dressing and peach cobbler.
Olga is preceded in death by her parents, husband
and three siblings, Julius (Shorty) Kamenicky, Lydia Tyroch and R.B. Kamenicky. She is survived by her
children, David Eiland of Bristol, Diane Eiland, Debra Eiland Turner and her husband Wayne of Waxahachie
and grandson Nick Eiland.
The family will receive friends at 1PM Saturday, April 24, 2010 in the
chapel of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis with funeral services to follow at 2PM. Interment
will follow at the Bristol Cemetery.