Malia " Mollie" Elder

10 January 1876–26 August 1951 (Age 75)
Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Malia " Mollie"

When Malia " Mollie" Elder was born on 10 January 1876, in Nebraska, United States, her father, George Wesley Elder, was 34 and her mother, Rebecca Jane Stuart, was 25. She married Osmer Simmons on 28 March 1894. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Arthur Township, Kanabec, Minnesota, United States in 1910 and Sidney, Richland, Montana, United States in 1920. She died on 26 August 1951, in Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska, United States.

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Osmer Simmons
Malia " Mollie" Elder
Marriage: 28 March 1894
Ernest Simmons
Ernest Loyd Simmons
Orpha Mae Simmons

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World Events (8)

1877 · Nicodemus is Founded
Age 1
The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 5
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 20
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.

Name Meaning

(1997: 11017;2007: 22702; 2010: 29796)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 .

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

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Sources (11)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Malia "Mollie" Elder - Individual or family possessions: Cemetery record or headstone: birth-name: Malia "Mollie" Elder
  • Mallie Edder in household of George Edder, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • Mallie Elder, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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