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Elvin Charles Stakman
Birth: May 17, 1885
Algoma
Kewaunee County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 1979
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA

Scientist Pre-eminent plant pathologist who led the war against wheat diseases. Combating the fungus diseases called rusts, he attached Vaseline-coated slides to plane wings in 1921 and by collecting the parasitic red spores in the air, proved that the disease blew seasonality across the nation. A member of the University of Minnesota faculty (1909-1953) and the Rockefeller Foundation, Stakman increased the world's wheat yields by breeding new, hardier strains as the fungi also continued to evolve. "Find out all you have to buck," he once said, "and then breed 'em tough." 
 
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 Parents:
  Fred Stegmann (1854 - 1941)
  Amelia L Eberhardt Stakman (1858 - 1946)
 
 Spouse:
  Louise Jensen Stakman (1888 - 1962)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 13, 2002
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