Monday, January 16, 2012

Great Grandparents John and Mary Elder

John William and Mary Effie Walker Elder with Father Frank Ward at St. Rose Catholic church in Cloverport, KY. on John and Mary's 67th wedding anniversary. 24 Feb 1953.

Mary Effie.
John William with his son Charles Layton Elder. Charles Layton moved his family to Kansas sometime in the  late 1920's. His first wife, Viola Mae Basham died in 1922 in Stephensport, Kentucky.

Charles then married Eva Katherine Gibson in 1924 and the family shows up in the 1925 Kansas state census.

Charles was a farmer, At the time of his death in 1968 Charles had 51 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.

  Charles and his mother Mary Effie in 1938.

John William in 1937.
Thanks to my distant cousin Lyle DuLac for these photos.

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