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  • ID: I34304994
  • Name: James Gray ELDER
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 21 Jul 1868 in Culmore, District of Ballymoney, County of Antrim, Northern Ireland/Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
  • Death: 14 Jun 1945 in Milwalkee, Wisconsin, United States of America
  • Event: Imigrated from Ella Daman is his first wife.
  • Occupation: Salesman at the air bake dept. with Chicago, Milwalkee St.Paul & Pacific Railroad
  • NATU: 8 Jun 1897 County of Chippewa, Minnisota
  • Event: Social Security # 707-12-0133
  • Note:
    Custom Field:<_FA#> Alma Audley Bright is his second wife.
    Custom Field:<_FA#> He traveled a great deal with his job.
    Custom Field:<_FA#> He never remarried after the death of Alma Bright.
    He had a grandmother that had lived in Edinbourgh, Scotland and would
    visit her on school vacations. His parents had moved to Northern Ireland,
    where he was born. He had a chance to go to college at the government
    expenses when he was 14 years old, but his father told him that if he
    went to college he would have to study to be a Presbyterian minister.
    He left home when he was 14 years old, got on a sailing ship and came to
    the United States. He never corresponded with any of his family after he
    left home.
    His mother died when he was young and his sister took over running the
    family. He said that he had a brother living in Australia with one
    largest sheep ranches at that time.
    He was job transferred to Milwaukee,Wisconsin. They had moved into an
    apartment right before Alma Audrey Bright had passed away. They didn't
    know anyone in town.
    Not much later James had purchased a home there and lived there until he
    passed away. He had a stroke and laid paralyzed in bed for five years
    until his death at the age of 72.

    Father: Joseph Dickey ELDER b: 1838 in Ireland or Scotland?/Ireland
    Mother: Margaret Ann GRAY b: in Edinburgh

    Marriage 1 Ella DAMAN
      1. Has Children Ella Daman ELDER b: 3 Jan 1899 in Menomonie, Wisconsin

      Marriage 2 Alma Audrey BRIGHT b: 2 Jun 1885
      • Married: 13 Oct 1914 in Minneapolis, Minnisota at St. Matthews Church 2731 Fillmore Street
      1. Has Children James ELDER b: 6 Mar 1916 in Milwaukee, USA
      2. Has Children Lois ELDER b: 17 Dec 1920
      3. Has No Children Alma Beatrice ELDER b: Private
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