Sgt Elmer Austin Gillihan

Photo added by Brenda Legate

Sgt Elmer Austin Gillihan

  • Birth 4 Nov 1915 Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 13 Apr 1951 Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 8849487

Elmer Austin Gillihan, Sgt.
Army Air Force, WW11

Born in Posey County, Indiana, Son of, William Andrew Gillihan & Myrtle Hall

Married, Dorothy Alene Tafel. They were the parents of 3 children, Gordon, Wayne & Sandra.
Elmer died from complications of gall bladder surgery.

I never knew Elmer but long after his death, I married his oldest Son. Since then I've heard all the stories and co- authored a book about his life with my Mother-In-Law, Dorothy.
He had a wandering spirit and never stayed in one place very long. He was a ladies man, those beautiful blue eyes
worked their magic many times, a factor in the divorce which followed 10 years after the wedding.

He lived more life in a short period than most of us do in a lifetime. He is still very much remembered by all who knew him and loved deeply.

Elmer's Second Wife was Maybelle Durham






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  • Created by: Bev
  • Added: 30 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8849487
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Elmer Austin Gillihan (4 Nov 1915–13 Apr 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8849487, citing Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Bev (contributor 47588577) .