Elmer Levy (Dub) Eiland Family


Elmer Levy (Dub) Eiland Family

Husband: Elmer Levy (Dub) Eiland

Born: 13 Apr 1917at: Rockdale, Milam Co, Tx
Married: 23 Mar 1946at: Dallas, Dallas Co, Tx
Died: 22 Mar 2010at: Waxahachie, Ellis Co, Tx
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Father: Calvin Levy Eiland

Wife: Olga Rose Kamenicky

Born: 10 Mar 1917at: Buckholts, Milam Co, Tx
Died: 20 Apr 2010at: Waxahachie, Ellis Co, Tx
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Father: Rudolph Kamenicky
Mother: Mary Veronica Provazek


Name: David Dean Eiland
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Spouses: Linda Lee Wetzel  Cathy L. Baird  

Name: Debra Kay (Debbie) Eiland
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Spouses: Vernon Wayne Turner  Larry Neil Gilbert  Milton Wayne Gillespie  

Name: Diane Sue Eiland
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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.

In 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
Name: Elmer Eiland
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1917
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Texas
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Home in 1940: Milam, Texas
Street: Handy - Salty Road
House Number: 44
Inferred Residence in 1935: Milam, Texas
Residence in 1935: Same House
Father's Birthplace: Texas
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Occupation: Laborer
Attended 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: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes
Native Language: English
Veteran: No
Social Security Number: No
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Usual Industry: Farm
Usual Class of Worker: Working on own account

Household Members:
Calvin C Eiland 53
Frida Eiland 45
Elmer Eiland 23
Elbert Eiland 20
Margrette Lee Eiland 17
Lone Marie Eiland 15
Eutiva Eiland 10
Loyce Evon Eiland 5

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 Ad Hall.
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.

Revised: 16-Aug-16  05:40 PM