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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Joseph William Rhoades
Amanda Elder
Marriage: 19 May 1863
Daniel A. Rhoades
Cora L Rhodes
Jennie Rhodes
Austin O Rhodes
Charles W Rhodes
Albert Henry Rhoads
William Roy Rhodes

Spouse and Children

    Joseph William Rhoades



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


    Daniel A. Rhoades


    Cora L Rhodes


    Jennie Rhodes


    Austin O Rhodes


    Charles W Rhodes


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)


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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