Richard Henry Elder

4 August 1868–19 December 1949 (Age 81)
DeSoto, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Richard Henry

When Richard Henry Elder was born on 4 August 1868, in DeSoto, Mississippi, United States, his father, Andrew Littlejohn Elder, was 22 and his mother, Anna Elizabeth Mims, was 21. He married Eva J. Laughter in 1892. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Mississippi, United States in 1870 and Beat 1, DeSoto, Mississippi, United States for about 40 years. He died on 19 December 1949, in DeSoto, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 81.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Richard Henry Elder
Eva J. Laughter
Marriage: 1892
Vera Lynn Elder
Mary Joyce Elder

Spouse and Children




    Mary Joyce Elder


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 9

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: distinguishing nickname bestowed on the elder (Old English ealdra) of two bearers of the same personal name. It may also denote an elder of a Church, in the sense of a senior and respected member of a congregation.2 Americanized form of German Elter , which has the same meaning as 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • R Henry Elder, "United States Census, 1910"
  • R H Elder, "United States Census, 1920"
  • R H Elder, "United States Census, 1900"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.