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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:27 pm    Post subject: From Pennsylvania to California Reply with quote

RESEARCHING ELDER and BELL children from Westmoreland Co PA, who travelled to California.
From: ROY BELL <>        Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 21:50:09 EST
 RE: George W. Elder
 Per Rasmussen's Railway Passenger list vol. 1
pg. 76 passengers departing Ogden Utah on Dec. 3, 1870 on WB train
arriving Oakland Dec 5:
 G. W. ELDER, William M. BELL,Madam A. PERI, Miss Maggie M. ELDER
 1920 census 986 Jones St. Oakland CA ED. 35 pg 15b
   ELDER, George 68 Accountant, Ellena  60
  1930 census T626_112 pg 2a Ed. 347 0321  Masonic Home, Washington Twp, Alameda Co
   ELDER, Geo. W. 79 , Ellena    72
 Cal. Death Index, George W. Elder, Wife E. R. 83y Alco 5/13/34 # 24645.
   Cal. Death Index, Ellena R. Elder Spouse G. W. 78y d. Alameda co 5/27/38 #27726. (can't find obits)
Death Certif - George
Death Certif - Ellena
Interment was at Chapel of the Chimes Hayward
                                George      Sec 3    Row 12       File 3
                                Ellena        Sec 3    Row 39       File 3
  Son of GW & ER   William H. ELDER
1920 census Roll T625_142 pg 1B Ed.378 image 973
 Indexed as ELDER, Wettes H SF, CA  (San Francisco, San Francisco County CA)
ELDER, William H    33  CA PA NJ, Elizabeth S  34,  Peter J  2?
 Cal. Death Index, William H. Elder Spouse ES age 41  San Mateo, Co.,d. 4/16/1928  #22539.
    Well known Burlingame figure dies.
     William H. Elder of the Standard Oil purchasing department, a
     resident of Burlingame for the past four and a half years, died at the family
    home, 1205 Floribunda Avenue, this morning (4/16/1928) following a two week illness.
    Born in Redding, California, 41 years ago, Elder finished his education
    there and moved to San Francisco where he was employed in the San
   Francisco mint under T. W. H. Shannahan, superintendent and father of Elizabeth
   Shannahan who was later to become the bride of Elder.
    Leaves Mint.  Perfecting an invention that was bought by the United States government
    for use in the mint, Elder earned a reputation as an inventor. When
    Shannahan left the mint, Elder left and became associated with the Standard Oil
   Company. The family moved to Burlingame from San Francisco.
  Besides his widow, he is survived by a son, Peter. He was a
   prominent member of the Burlingame Lodge #400 F. & A. M.
    Funeral Thursday. Funeral services will be conducted by the Masonic Lodge on
    Thursday morning at 10:00. Internment will follow at Cypress Lawn Cemetery.
(San Mateo Times, April 16, 1928, pg. 1 )
 Now working on Peter
1920 Census next door to William H. Elder (San Francisco, San Francisco Co.,CA)
Shanahan, Thaddeus 61, wife Frances 64
California Blue Book, or State Roster, 1911:
                          Surname: Shanahan
                          Given: Thaddeus Wilton Huff
                          Position: State Senator
                          Birth Place: Colusa County, California
                          Birth Date: January 11, 1859
                          Page #: 464
 Thaddeus Shanahan in LDS:
                         Thaddeus William Huff SHANAHAN (AFN: SNF8-81)
                            Birth:   18 Jan 1859 , Colusa Co., Ca.
                            Death:  30 Jan 1940 Redding, Shasta Co., Ca.
                            Father:  David SHANAHAN (AFN: C2Q0-M2)
                           Mother:  Elizabeth "Betsy" Victoria HUFF (AFN: 342Q-H6)
                            Spouse:  Frankie WOODS (AFN: SNF8-96)
                                    20 Jul 1879
                                    , Yolo Co., Ca.
SF area cemetery addresses and search tips:
                         Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
                         Research Tips
                         Established 1892
                         1370 El Camino Real
                         Colma, CA 94014
                         (650) 755- 0580
                         Mailing address:  P.O. Box 397, Colma, CA  94014
Also buried at Cypress Lawn:
William S. Elder, age 5, d. 1/19/1915  San Francisco  (in CA death index)
Elizabeth S. Elder, d. May 23, 1973  Paradise Valley, AZ  (Sec A, Tier 4, niche 50)
The Arizona Republic, Thurs, May 24, 1973, Page B-20
Elizabeth ELDER
  Elizabeth S. Elder, 87, a real estate broker 40 years with
Jerome Draper & Co. of Burlingame, Calif., until retiring in 1960, died yesterday in Beatitudes Campus of Care.
   Mrs. Elder, 1712 W. Glendale, a native of Anderson, Calif., was the daughter of
Thaddius W.H. Shanahan, a former U.S. senator from California.
   She moved to Phoenix in 1964 from Burlingame and was a member of
All Saints Episcopal Church and of the California Real Estate Association.
  Survivors include a son, Peter Elder of Scottsdale; and a granddaughter,
Dorian E. Elder of Paradise Valley.
  Memorial services at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the church,
6300 N. Central, will be followed by private cremation, Grimshaw Bethany Chapel announced.
   The family suggests memorial gifts for Parkinsons disease research at Barrow Neurological Institute, 350 W. Thomas.
Marriage certificates:
G. W. ELDER of PA aged 30 Resident of Marysville and
  Ellena R. BARKELEW (or BARKALEW) of NJ  aged 21 of Yuba Co. --married 24 April 1881 in  Marysville.
 Edward H. HUDSON of Maine aged 28 of Marysville and
    Maggie M. ELDER of PA age 26 of Marysville -- Married 23 Oct., 1873.
John McFarland Elder came to Marysville, Yuba Co Calif. in 1867.
John Elder & Lucinda Treanor - married 12/22/1863 - no other  info.
 Great Register of Yuba Co. of 1867 shows John McFarland ELDER 24 fm  Penn.
    farmer in Twp. 0n 6/4/1867  -  but can't find him in 1870 census.
Nancy Elder Petersen
Vancouver, WA USA
Host, ELDER DNA project
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