Name: James Gray ELDER
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
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
Social Security # 707-12-0133
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
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
- Ella Daman ELDER b: 3 Jan 1899 in Menomonie, Wisconsin
Alma Audrey BRIGHT b: 2 Jun 1885
13 Oct 1914
in Minneapolis, Minnisota at St. Matthews Church 2731 Fillmore Street
- James ELDER b: 6 Mar 1916 in Milwaukee, USA
- Lois ELDER b: 17 Dec 1920
- Alma Beatrice ELDER b: Private