George Alfred Alder Jr

Brief Life History of George Alfred

When George Alfred Alder Jr was born on 4 January 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, George Alfred Alder, was 30 and his mother, Lydia Dunford, was 27. He married Elise Benson on 9 October 1895, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Preston, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 May 1940, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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George Alfred Alder Jr
Elise Benson
Marriage: 9 October 1895
Ione Benson Alder
Lydia Dunford Alder
Linden Benson Alder
Garold Benson Alder
Ballif Benson Alder
George Benson Alder
Donald Benson Alder
George Alfred Alder

Sources (68)

  • George Alfred Alder, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • George Alfred Alder, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • George Alfred Alder, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1877 · First LDS Branch in Preston

The first LDS branch in Preston was organized in 1877. The branch was organized with Elisha R. Lawrence as Presiding Elder, William Garrison as music director, David Jensen was Superintendent of Sunday School, and Mary Hull as President of the Relief Society. Meetings were held in the homes of the members. Another branch was organized soon after on the west side of Worm Creek with Nahum Porter as Presiding Elder.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living by an alder tree or by a group of alders, from Middle English al(d)re, alder.

German: variant of Alter .

German: status name for a senior, from Middle High German althērre ‘(respected) older gentleman’.

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

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