Elma Mae Herder

August 1886–October 1974 (Age 88)
Woodson, Kansas, United States

The Life of Elma Mae

When Elma Mae Herder was born in August 1886, in Woodson, Kansas, United States, her father, Henry W. Herder, was 28 and her mother, Caroline Emma Smith or Schmidt, was 27. She married Clinton Don Shotts on 6 October 1907, in Owl Creek Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Clifton Township, Wilson, Kansas, United States in 1930 and Yates Center, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas Territory, United States in 1940. She died in October 1974, in Woodson, Kansas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clinton Don Shotts
Elma Mae Herder
Marriage: 6 October 1907
Paul Dwight Shotts
Alta Maxine Shotts
Helen Nadine Shotts
Eva Lee Shotts
Eugene Shotts

Spouse and Children

6 October 1907
Owl Creek Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States


    Paul Dwight Shotts


    Alta Maxine Shotts


    Helen Nadine Shotts


    Eva Lee Shotts


    Eugene Shotts


Parents and Siblings


    Caroline Emma Smith or Schmidt




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 23

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English, Dutch, and German: occupational name for a herdsman, someone who tended a herd of domestic animals, Middle English herder, Middle Dutch herder, harde(r), Middle High German herder.2 German: from the medieval German personal name Herdher, composed of the elements hart ‘strong’ + heri, hari ‘army’.3 South German: habitational name from either of two places called Herdern: near Freiburg and near Winterthal in Switzerland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elma Shotts in household of C D Shotts, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Elma Shotts in household of C D Shotts, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clint Shotts in household of Less Chamber, "Kansas State Census, 1925"

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