Eli Francis Souder

2 February 1855–5 December 1939 (Age 84)
Old Pekin, Polk Township, Washington, Indiana, United States

The Life of Eli Francis

When Eli Francis Souder was born on 2 February 1855, in Old Pekin, Polk Township, Washington, Indiana, United States, his father, Joab Souder, was 23 and his mother, Ellen Turner, was 18. He married Addie Caroline Mead on 10 May 1877, in Washington, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Victoria Settlement, Smoky Lake County, Alberta, Canada in 1911 and Battle River, Paintearth County No. 18, Alberta, Canada in 1926. He died on 5 December 1939, in Clandonald, Vermilion River County No. 24, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 84, and was buried in Clandonald, Vermilion River County No. 24, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Eli Francis Souder
1855–1939
Addie Caroline Mead
1858–1953
Marriage: 10 May 1877
John Wilford Souder
1878–1968
Louisa Ellen Souder
1879–1964
Dovie or Davie M. Souder
1882–1882
Florence Dolly Souder
1883–1965
Elmer Ellsworth Souder
1885–1943
Joshua Souder
1887–1900
Mabel Estella Souder
1888–1951
Lucy May Souder
1890–1982
Thomas Jefferson Souder
1892–1976
Ada Evelyn Souder
1895–1990
Helen Addelaide Souder
1897–1985
Stella Marie Souder
1899–1990

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 May 1877
Washington, Nebraska, United States
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joab Souder

    Male1831–1904Male

    Ellen Turner

    Female1836–1875Female

siblings

(12)

    Male1855–1939Male

    Mary Jane Souder

    Female1857–1894Female

    Oliver Souder

    Male1859–1859Male

    John Milton Souder

    Male1859–1936Male

    Sarah Elizabeth Souder

    Female1861–1942Female

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 1

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.
1863

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

French (Breton): occupational name for a mercenary soldier, Old French soldoier.

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

Sources (3)

  • Eli Francis Soudar, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Eli F Sander in household of Joab Sender, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ely F Souder in household of Joab Souder, "United States Census, 1860"

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