Friday, May 18, 2012

Autograph Please...

Charles Coomes Elder (1839-1906) My Great Great Grandfather.

Charles spent his life in Meade and Breckinridge Co. Kentucky. Charles was a farmer. He and wife, Martha  had 8 children.

I found Charles Civil War Draft Registration, But no record of if he served.

John William Elder (1864-1958) My Great Grandfather.
John spent his whole life in Breckinridge Co. Kentucky. He and Wife, Mary Effie had 7 children,

John was also a farmer, and he and Mary Effie cared for a few of their grand children when two of their Daughters, Mary Irene and Florence Ellen died young.

Paul Eugene Elder (1899-1950) My Grandfather

Paul was born in Cloverport, Ky. The 5th of seven kids.

At 19 years old Paul was working on his fathers farm in Cloverport.  in 1926 he married my grandmother, Celestine Gedling and had 7 kids.

John Herschel Elder (1935-2009) My Father

Dad was born in Cannelton, Indiana. The only member of his family to leave the Kentucky, Indiana area for good. The Army sent Dad to Korea and then Ft. Bragg, NC. Dad then moved to Orlando, Florida and then moved back to Cannelton before leaving for Vancouver, Washington in 1968.

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