Eber Golder

10 December 1835–9 February 1923 (Age 87)
Somerton, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Eber

When Eber Golder was born on 10 December 1835, in Somerton, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Golder, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Tarver, was 29. He married Donna Viola Shippee on 3 June 1862, in Prairie du Chien, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Boardman Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Edgewood, Clayton, Iowa, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1856. In 1870, at the age of 35, his occupation is listed as stone mason in Boardman Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States. He died on 9 February 1923, in Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Montana, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Upper Hill Cemetery, Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eber Golder
Donna Viola Shippee
Marriage: 3 June 1862
Richard James Golder
Zabin Henry Golder
Lorena Golder
Albert Ishmael Golder
Lois May Golder

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 June 1862Prairie du Chien, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 8
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 28
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Myer, Genya, Hershel, Meyer.German (also Gölder), mainly Swiss German: variant of Goldner ‘gold worker or gilder (someone skilled in decorating objects and surfaces with a thin layer of gold leaf), or a jeweler who worked in gold’. This is also found as an occupational name for a prospector in a goldfield, a gold panner.Jewish: variant of Gold .

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

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    military service

    Parish records from Somerton, Oxforshire England, show Eber and his brother Richard were born in Somerton, Oxfordshire England. The rest of the family were born in Leamington, Warwickshire England, …

    Sources (41)

    • Eber Golder, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
    • Eber Golden in household of Willm Golden, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • E. Golden in entry for R. J. Golden and Mary Lee, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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