When William King Elder was born on 18 July 1826, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, his father, Joshua W. Elder, was 33 and his mother, Lydia J. Etter, was 28. He married Evaline Batey on 4 March 1852, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 8, Franklin, Tennessee, United States in 1910. In 1850, at the age of 34, his occupation is listed as farmer in Old Jefferson, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States. He died from 1910 to 1914, at the age of 88.
Scottish: distinguishing nickname from Middle English and Older Scots elder ‘parent; older, senior person’, perhaps in some cases denoting the older of two bearers of the same personal name. It may have been used also to denote an elder of a church, a senior and respected member of the congregation. Compare Senior .
English: in southeastern England, this may be a variant of Helder .
Americanized form (translation into English) of German Elter , which has the same meaning as 1 above.
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