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Location: Vancouver, WA USA
|Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 12:27 am Post subject: Isabella ELDER of Glasgow
|The Lady of Claremont House; Isabella Elder, Pioneer and philanthropist,
by C. Joan McAlpine, Argyll Publishing, 1997.
Glendaruel, Argyll, Scotland
Interlibrary loan from University of Georgia Library.
C. Joan McAlpine says:
"I first became aware of Isabella Elder when I was asked to be a trustee of the Ure Elder Fund for Indigent Widow Ladies.
John Elder, b 8th March 1824 [steamship engineer]
d. 17 Sept. 1869
married 1857 Isabella Ure
page 190 note:
Info from Miss Marion Peat, Stirling, a descendant of the family on the Elder side.
Alexander Elder 25, 178, 196 (note5) 197
She continued annuities to her sister-in-law, the widow of David Elder, her husband's older brother and she ensured that Alexander Elder, her husband's younger brother who was in receipt of an annuity given to him by John Elder's will, had this continued.
Alexander was wealthy in his own right and had formed the firm of Elder, Dempster & co trading to West Africa. He lived in Southport. He founded the Alexander Elder Chair of Naval Architecture at Liverpool University in 1909. He died in 1915 and left 100,000 pounds for a hospital to be built near the Elder Park to be known as the David Elder Infirmary.
now David Elder Wing of the Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the
Southern General Hospital, opened in March 1987.
Mr. Alexander Elder's will from Journal of Commerce March 26, 1915.
He also left 50,000 pounds for a new wing for the Western Infirmary to be named the
Alexander Elder wing. Also Alexander Memorial Chapel, opened in 1915.
"Alexander Elder had no family and his wife was very frail when he died.
David Elder Junior, page 19, 21, 64, 185 (note 29)
David Elder Jun. appears in the Post Office Directory of 1857 as being in business for
himself as D Elder & Co at 11 Rutherglen Road Glasgow.
died aged 51 years in 1872.
note 33. Antenuptial Contract of Marriage between John Elder and Isabella Ure
dated 30th March 1857 in archives of McGrigor Donald, Solicitors, 70 Wellington St, Glasgow
Marriage ceremony took place in her mother's home on the 31st March 1857, conducted by the Rev Macleod. Event was recorded in the North British Daily Mail.
She was 29 and John was 33.
The second death was that of her brother-in-law, David, on August 11th at the age of
51 years. His death is commemorated on the Elder Tombstone in the Glasgow Necropolis.
He left a widow but no children...
(Elder stone near John Knox)...
Nancy Elder Petersen
Vancouver, WA USA
Host, ELDER DNA project