Sarah Elizabeth Elder

15 April 1840–7 March 1915 (Age 74)
Tinney Grove, Ray, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Elder was born on 15 April 1840, in Tinney Grove, Ray, Missouri, United States, her father, Turner Lee Elder Sr, was 21 and her mother, Mary Ann Rhoads, was 23. She married Phineas Wilds on 7 October 1858, in Ray, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Bates, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Chappell, Deuel, Nebraska, United States in 1910. She died on 7 March 1915, in Fairfield Township, Carroll, Missouri, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Low Gap Cemetery, Norborne, Carroll, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Phineas Wilds
Sarah Elizabeth Elder
Marriage: 7 October 1858
Havana Wilds
Luther T. Wilds
Louisance Wilds
Turner Wilds
Thomas Wilds
Phineas Wilds Jr.
Polly Ellen Wilds
Jane Katherine Wilds
George Washington Wilds
Paulina Mary Wilds
Rebecca Wilds
Leslie Wilds

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  • Marriage
    7 October 1858Ray, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 14
    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
    Age 20
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Sarah E Wilds in household of Turner Wilds, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Miss Elizabeth Elder in entry for Phineas Wiles, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Sarah E Wilds in household of Enos Wilds, "United States Census, 1870"

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