When John Elder was born on 18 January 1858, in Georgia, United States, his father, David Reade Elder, was 44 and his mother, Minerva Colinda Clark, was 35. He married Ann E. Caudell on 12 October 1903, in Le Flore, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in District 223, Oconee, Georgia, United States in 1880 and Howe, Le Flore, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. He died on 13 January 1927, at the age of 68, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Glendale, Le Flore, Oklahoma, United States.
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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