Re: Stephen Elder (KY, IND, IA) 1807-1898 - g-grandson RUSSELL S. ELDER
I was hoping to find out more about RUSSELL S. ELDER,
age 8 in 1930 census,
so I requested the obituary of his mother, MABEL L. ELDER.
However, her obituary doesn't mention son RUSSELL, just
Mabel's sons from her first marriage to PORTERFIELD.
I'll try requesting the obit for RUSSELL's father:
Fred H. ELDER, who died 20 Jan 1940 in Los Angeles.
Russell would be 18 in 1940.
Obituary for MABEL L. ELDER:
Thanks to BUTTE COUNTY LIBRARY, OROVILLE CA
(received Jan 12, 2008)
OROVILLE-MERCURY, OROVILLE, CALIFORNIA
Published: FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 1956 (death date Feb. 23, 1956)
"Funeral Rites Set for Mabel L. ELDER"
"Funeral services for Mabel Lee Elder, 76, who died yesterday at her Palermo home, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Hamilton and Riley Funeral Chapel.
Burial in Memorial Park cemetery will follow the services.
Mrs. Elder lived in the Palermo area for 28 years.
She was a member of the Gridley Jehovah Witnesses Church.
She is survived by three sons,
Jack N. Porterfield, Palermo;
Ted W. Porterfield, Honcut; and
Tracy Porterfield, Reseda;
a daughter, Ivana Porterfield, Chico;
three sisters, Mrs. Edna Dover, Chico;
and Mrs. Marie Newman and Mrs. Grace Nichols,
both of Honcut;
11 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Name:L Mary Nichols
Age in 1910:52
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Relation to Head of House:Wife
Father's Birth Place:Massachusetts
Mother's Birth Place:Kentucky
Spouse's Name:F Andrew
Home in 1910:Branciforte Creek, Santa Cruz, California
F Andrew Nichols63
L Mary Nichols52
S Grace Nichols16
H Louis Nichols14
Source Citation: Year: 1910;
Census Place: Branciforte Creek, Santa Cruz, California;
Roll: T624_106; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 120; Image: 1144.
Home in 1920:San Jose, Santa Clara, California
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859
Relation to Head of House:Head
Father's Birth Place:England
Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky
Able to read:Yes
Able to Write:Yes
Mary Nichols61 (KY, ENG, KY, widow)
Mabel Porterfield31 (daughter, widow)
Homer L Nichols23 (son, b. TX, IL, KY
Herbert Porterfield15 (g-son, b. OK OK, IL)
Fred Porterfield13 (g-son, b. CA OK, IL)
Tracy Porterfield11 (g-son, b. CA OK IL)
Leona Porterfield9 (g-dau, b. CA OK IL)
Source Citation: Year: 1920;
Census Place: San Jose, Santa Clara, California;
Roll: T625_147; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 147; Image: 567.
--Will keep looking for more STEPHEN ELDER descendants.
Nancy Elder Petersen
Host, ELDER DNA project