James Leo Elder

16 February 1890–1 August 1935 (Age 45)
Maryland, United States

The Life of James Leo

When James Leo Elder was born on 16 February 1890, in Maryland, United States, his father, James M. Elder, was 36 and his mother, Ellen Rosanna Selby, was 35. He married Mabel Lloyd Briggs on 18 December 1918, in Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in District 9, Montgomery, Maryland, United States for about 10 years and Gaithersburg, Montgomery, Maryland, United States in 1930. He died on 1 August 1935, in Maryland, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in New Saint Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery, Rockville, Montgomery, Maryland, United States.

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James Leo Elder
Mabel Lloyd Briggs
Marriage: 18 December 1918
James Elder
Ella Eugenia Elder
Linwood Elder
Mabel Elder
Madeline Elder
Alton Elder
Pauline Elder

Spouse and Children


    Mabel Lloyd Briggs


18 December 1918
Maryland, United States


    James Elder


    Ella Eugenia Elder


    Linwood Elder


    Mabel Elder


    Madeline Elder


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James M. Elder


    Ellen Rosanna Selby




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 13

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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)

  • James E Elder, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James L Elder in household of James Elder, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James S Elder in household of Nirma Diggs, "United States Census, 1900"

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