Amanda Elder

15 July 1842–5 August 1887 (Age 45)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Amanda

When Amanda Elder was born on 15 July 1842, in Ohio, United States, her father, Thomas J. Elder, was 39 and her mother, Cynthia Daniel, was 34. She married Joseph William Rhoades on 19 May 1863, in Berrien Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 5 August 1887, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Center Cemetery, Silver Lake, Lake Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph William Rhoades
1840–1915
Amanda Elder
1842–1887
Marriage: 19 May 1863
Daniel A. Rhoades
1864–1896
Cora L Rhodes
1865–
Jennie Rhodes
1868–
Austin O Rhodes
1870–
Charles W Rhodes
1872–
Albert Henry Rhoads
1877–1967
William Roy Rhodes
1881–1958
Rhoads
1881–

Spouse and Children

    Joseph William Rhoades

    Male1840–1915Male

    Female1842–1887Female

MARRIAGE
19 May 1863
Berrien Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States
children

(8)

    Daniel A. Rhoades

    Male1864–1896Male

    Cora L Rhodes

    Female1865–Female

    Jennie Rhodes

    Female1868–Female

    Austin O Rhodes

    Male1870–Male

    Charles W Rhodes

    Male1872–Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 9

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 14

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: distinguishing nickname bestowed on the elder (Old English ealdra) of two bearers of the same personal name. It may also denote an elder of a Church, in the sense of a senior and respected member of a congregation.2 Americanized form of German Elter , which has the same meaning as 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • 1860 - Amanda Elder in household of Cynthia Hill, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Cornelia Rhodes in household of J W Rhodes, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Amanda Rhodes in household of Joseph Rhodes, "United States Census, 1870"

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