On February 4th, 1907, Samuel Elder’s body was found in the River Roe at “Natty’s Hole” near Ballyclose, Limavady. His death record lists Samuel as a widower and labourer of 75 years. Cause of death was drowning pronounced by Benjamin Lane, the coroner for Co. Londonderry. An inquest into Samuel’s death was held February 4th, 1907. The death was registered February 12th, 1907 by James McFeehan (assistant registrar).
Photograph courtesy of the University of Ulster Archives published in the ‘On the Banks of the Foyle’ book.
The photograph of the shop front of Robert Elder’s grocery business at 21 Duke Street on the Waterside was taken in 1906. Items for sale included hardware, artificial manures and agricultural seeds. The owner Robert Elder is pictured outside with his employees.
Robert Elder and Helen Grainger Emberson are the parents of Robert Craig Elder who is buried at Altnagelvin Cemetery.
Norman David Williams married Hannah Scott Elder on 4 May 1944 at Claremont Parish Church, Londonderry, Co. Londonderry, Ireland. Norman is recorded as a full age bachelor on air service (Occupation: Draughtsman). His father, Evan William’s occupation is recorded as pilot. Hannah is recorded as full age spinister from Londonderry. Her father, Thomas Elder’s occupation is recorded as a mechanic.
Walter Elder married Martha Morrow on 6 Mar 1883 at Christ Church, Londonderry, Co. Londonderry, Ireland. Walter is recorded as a 28 year old bachelor from Ballinmacross (Occupation: Labourer). His father, William Elder’s occupation is recorded as Labourer. Martha is recorded as full age spinister from Milltown Lodge (Occupation: Servant). Her father, John Morrow’s occupation is recorded as a Labourer.
William Elder married Isabella McCombe on 14 Dec 1893 at Lower Cumber Parish Church, Killaloo, Claudy, Co. Londonderry, Ireland. William is recorded as a 27 year old bachelor from Goshaden (Occupation: Labourer). His father, William Elder’s occupation is recorded as Labourer. Isabella is recorded as a 26 year old spinister from Knockbrack (Occupation: Sewer). Her father, Thomas McCombe’s occupation is recorded as a Labourer.
Robert Elder married Nancy Watson on 25 Oct 1882 at St. Columb’s Cathedral, Londonderry, Co. Londonderry, Ireland. Robert is recorded as a 21 year old bachelor from Templemore (Occupation: Shoemaker). His father, Samuel Elder’s occupation is recorded as Labourer. Nancy is recorded as a full age spinister from Templemore. Her father, James Watson’s occupation is recorded as a Labourer.
of Andrew Elder of Roughan
who died 23rd Nov 1865
aged 87 years
also his wife Ann Jane
who died 13th Sep 1872
aged 72 years
also their daughters Jane and Rebecca
also their son Stewart
who died 29th September 1903
aged 74 years