Edgar Johnson Alder

Brief Life History of Edgar Johnson

When Edgar Johnson Alder was born on 30 December 1887, in Preston, Oneida, Idaho, United States, his father, Alfred William Alder, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Christina Jensen, was 22. He married Myrtha Azuba Griffeth on 13 December 1911, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Egypt, Franklin, Idaho, United States for about 20 years. He died on 3 December 1970, in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Preston Cemetery, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Edgar Johnson Alder
Myrtha Azuba Griffeth
Marriage: 13 December 1911
Laree Alder
Karl Griffeth Alder
Varr Griffeth Alder
Reo Griffeth Alder
Zane Griffeth Alder

Sources (59)

  • Edgar J Alder, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Edgar J Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Edgar Johnson Alder, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1898 · Paper Money Becomes Sole Currency

Paper money had been scarce in Preston until the year 1898. Script currency was used which contained the promise of goods or services rather than paper money. In 1898, script was discontinued and “a lithographed article, much resembling the greenback” was used instead. At first the transition was awkward as nearest bank was located in Logan, Utah. Paper currency became plentiful soon after.

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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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