Margaret Elder

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Elder was born on 16 September 1891, in Minnesota, United States, her father, George Albert Elder, was 36 and her mother, Mary Julia Lewis, was 31. She died on 25 March 1987, in St. Louis, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Albert Elder
1855–1947
Mary Julia Lewis
1860–1931
Margaret Elder
1891–1987

Sources (8)

  • Margrete Elder in household of George A Elder, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Margaret Elder, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Margaret Elder, "United States Census, 1940"

World Events (8)

1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.

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.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Scottish: distinguishing nickname from Middle English and Older Scots elder ‘parent; older, senior person’, perhaps in some cases denoting the older of two bearers of the same personal name. It may have been used also to denote an elder of a church, a senior and respected member of the congregation. Compare Senior .

English: in southeastern England, this may be a variant of Helder .

Americanized form (translation into English) of German Elter , which has the same meaning as 1 above.

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

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