John Elder

Male18 January 1858–13 January 1927

Brief Life History of John

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.

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Family Time Line

John Elder
Ann E. Caudell
Marriage: 12 October 1903
Robert Lee Elder
Robert L Elder
Laura B. Elder
Laura Elder
Minerva Elder

Sources (14)

  • John Elder, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Elder, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • John Elder in household of David R Elder, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 October 1903Le Flore, Oklahoma, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 17

    Historical Boundaries 1875: Oconee, Georgia, United States

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 23

    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

    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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