Alfred Alder

Brief Life History of Alfred

When Alfred Alder was born on 3 May 1824, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Alder V, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Bevan, was 31. He married Susan Field on 26 March 1848, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Bristol, England, United Kingdom in 1883. He died on 19 February 1905, in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Preston Cemetery, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Alfred Alder
Susan Field
Marriage: 26 March 1848
Elijah Alder
Alfred William Alder
John Field Alder
Susan Mary Alder
Theodore Daniel Alder
Clara Jeannette Alder
Elizabeth Jane Alder
Margaret Ann Alder
Augusta Ulyard Alder
Ella Field Alder
Edgar Field Alder
Jesse George Alder

Sources (96)

  • Alfred Alder in household of William Alder, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Alfred, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Alfred Alder, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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Alfred Alder

A Short Sketch of the Life of Alfred Alder by Reuel J. Alder There was renewed joy and happiness in William Alder's home at Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, on May 3rd, 1824. The cause for this great …

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