When Edwin Anderson Alderman was born on 15 May 1861, in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Alderman, was 36 and his mother, Susan Jane Corbett, was 29. He married Emma Selina Graves on 29 December 1886, in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1926 and lived in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States in 1931 and Connellsville, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States in 1931. He died on 29 April 1931, at the age of 69, and was buried in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.
English (southern): status name from Middle English alderman, Old English ealdorman, literally ‘elder’. Before the Norman Conquest this term denoted a high official with authority over a district; by the 12th century it had come to denote a member of the governing body of a city or borough, or the governor of a craft guild.
Americanized form of German Aldermann: variant of Altermann (see Alterman ), a cognate of 1 above.
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