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1 Alex and John were divorced Sept 1999. Family: F318
2 Also married Mar 1995. Family: F790
3 Anna filed for divorce Feb 5, 1906 for cruelty and non support, not contested and granted Sept 16, 1906. Family: F5406
4 Bio of Robert George ELDER and Cora Helen GROAT

Robert George ELDER, born Feb. 18, 1860, Clarion Co Penn - died Oct. 1935, Garfield [Whitman County] Wash.
Cora Helen GROAT, born May 31, 1862 in Iowa - died Oct. 1935, Garfield, Wash.

Cora Helen GROAT, daughter of Rev. E.G.O. and Delia GROAT was born in Iowa.
As a child she was a pianist and a soprano soloist in her father's Baptist Church and
lived in various towns in Iowa. Cora moved with her parents to the Territory of Washington
in the 1890's. She obtained a teaching job in a newly built school in Garfield, Wash.
The school was a two-room school and she taught the 4 lower grades.

Robert George Elder, son of John and Nancy Elder was born in Clarion Co., Penn.
His life was a struggle for at the age of 5 his father died.
Robert started work in his Grandfather's sawmill at the age of six
carrying bales of shingles on his head. As a child he was called Robbie and as
an adult he went by Bob. He always made his own living and at one time worked on a
farm for room and board and 50 cents a month. Through all of this he
managed to educate himself and go onto put himself through Edinboro in [Erie County] Penn.
He also helped his younger sister get an education.
At the age of 19 he came out west to Washington Territory and taught
school for one year. Realizing he needed more education he returned to Penn.
In his late 20's he returned to the territory and settled in Garfield where he
became Principal and taught the four upper grades in the two-room school.
Five months after he met Cora Helen Groat, they were married in Garfield on Nov. 27, 1888.

Robert and Cora Elder saved their money and bought 160 acres of wheat
land from the railroad for $8 an acre. This land layed at the foot of
Steptoe Butte, which is the highest, treeless butte in the U.S.
The Butte is a National Monument named after Col. Steptoe who fought the
Indians from this vantage point. About 1898 Robert rented the land out and
moved into town again where Robert became owner-editor of the Garfield Enterprise,
a weekly newspaper. Many of his editorials were picked up and reprinted in the
Portland Oregonian, Seattle Times, and the Spokane Review.

Robert Elder, who had great patience, a splendid sense of humor, was a
very conservative Republican and a great lover of justice. These interests
led him into county politics where he was on the Garfield School Board and
some State Agricultural Offices and Vice-Pres of State Bank.

Cora Elder died of cancer at the age of 72. A week later Robert at the age of 75
was killed in an auto accident when a semi-truck crashed into him while trying
to avoid a boy on a bicycle. 
Family: F1607
5 By Harleston R. Withers, M. G. P#116 Family: F2576
6 Donald and Rachel had 2 daughters and 4 sons. Family: F2865
7 Had 5, possibly 6 children. Family: F3170
8 Had a female child June 25, 1900 in Douglas County , WA. Family: F2055
9 Jeff and Vicky had 2 sons. Family: F2867
10 Jo and Joe had 4 daughters and 2 sons. Family: F2848
11 Marriage 1773 Albany, NY, or either at sea while emigrating from Scotland, or New York Colony, British Colonial America. Family: F7075
12 Married at Gracie's fathers place near Choctaw, OK Family: F25
13 Married at Henry Smitson's home. Family: F2912
14 Married at Henry Smitson's home. Family: F2913
15 Married at the Edwards Mansion. Family: F212
16 Married by W. K. Piner. Family: F900
17 Married in the home of Cameron Stringer. Family: F4599
18 Paul adopted the 2 children of Verba and William after Verba and William divorced. Family: F1760
19 Source : County Court Records
Microfilm Number : 1026492 - 1026495 & 1026822
Harmon, Lee Spouse : Stringer, Elizabeth
Marriage date : Apr 16, 1856
County : Jackson
Gender : Male 
Family: F2077
20 Source : County Court Records
Microfilm Number : 1288645 - 1288649
Harmon, James N. Spouse : Bailey, Mrs. Mae
Marriage date : Dec 20, 1896
County : Izard
Gender : Male 
Family: F127
21 Source : County Court Records
Microfilm Number : 1288645 - 1288649
Harmon, R. A. Spouse : Spurlock, J. M. E.
Marriage date : Dec 23, 1891
County : Izard
Gender : Male 
Family: F3053
22 Witnesses were E. R. Ferguson and Jane Blanding. Family: F5399
23 Killed by brother Cain. Able
24 Name changed to Abraham by God. Abram
25 King of Cimmerians
Antenor, II
26 King of Franks
Antenor, IV
27 King of Sicambri
Antenor, III
28 «b»Antenor«/b» was King of Cimmerians and father of «b»Marcomir I«/b». Cimmerian Bosporus was an ancient kingdom on and around the Kerch Strait, which connects the Sea of Azov with the Black Sea.
29 last King of Sicambri
30 Served as priest in the temple Solomon built in Jerusalem. Azariah
31 «b»Boadicea«/b», or, in Latin, Victoria, British queen who poisoned hereself in 62 A.D. after being defeated in battle by the Romans.
32 King of Sicambri
33 He became King of the Franks in 768, and Emperor of the Romans in 800. He built a kingdom that included almost all of Western and Central Europe through military action against the Saxons, Lombards, and Moors, and through alliances with the Pope. «b»Charlemagne«/b» instituted administrative, educational, economic, legal, and cultural reforms in his empire.
34 King of Franks
Clodemir, III
35 King of Sicambri
Clodimir I
36 King of Sicambri
Clodimir II
37 King of Sicambri

«b»Clodius I«/b» withstood invasions from the Romans and the Gauls, and was killed in battle in 159 B. C.
38 King of Franks
Clodius II
39 King of Britain
40 King of Sicambri
41 Aka "The Black Prince". Prince Of Wales Edward
42 Edward I (1272-1307), who succeeded his father,
was an able administrator and law maker. He
re-established royal power, investigating many of
the abuses resulting from weak royal government
and issuing new laws. Edward was an effective
soldier, gaining experience from going on crusade
to Egypt and Syria before he became king. In 1276
Edward invaded Wales where Llewelyn ap
Gruffydd, Prince of Wales, had built up
considerable power. In a series of campaigns
Edward gained control of Wales, building strong
castles to secure his conquests. Llewelyn was killed
and in 1284, the Statute of Wales brought Wales
under Edward's rule. In 1301, he created his eldest
son, Edward, the first English Prince of Wales.

Wanting to unite the country behind him and to
raise money for all these campaigns, in 1295 the
king called what became known as the 'Model
Parliament'. To this he summoned not only the
aristocracy and the prelates, but also the knights of
the shires, burgesses from the towns and junior
clergy, thus creating a Parliament in approximately
its modern form. From this date onwards, this
system of representation became the norm.

In 1296 Edward invaded Scotland, successfully
seizing the king of Scots and the Stone of Scone.
However, a guerrilla war broke out and William
Wallace, the Scottish leader, defeated the English
at Stirling Bridge. Wallace was finally captured and
executed in 1305. Edward died in 1307, when he
was about to start another campaign against the
Scots. In 1314 Robert the Bruce, who had become
king of Scots in 1306, defeated the English at the
Battle of Bannockburn. 
King Of England Edward, I (Longshanks)
43 Edward II (reigned 1307-27) had few of the
qualities that made a successful medieval king.
Edward surrounded himself with favourites (the
best known being a Gascon, Piers Gaveston), and
the barons, feeling excluded from power, rebelled.
Throughout his reign, different baronial groups
struggled to gain power and control the King. The
nobles' ordinances of 1311, which attempted to
limit royal control of finance and appointments,
were counteracted by Edward. Large debts (many
inherited) and the Scots' victory at Bannockburn by
Robert the Bruce in 1314 made Edward more

Edward's victory in a civil war (1321-2) and such
measures as the 1326 ordinance (a protectionist
measure which set up compulsory markets or
staples in 14 English, Welsh and Irish towns for the
wool trade) did not lead to any compromise
between the King and the nobles. Finally, in 1326,
Edward's wife, Isabella of France, led an invasion
against her husband. In 1327 Edward was made to
renounce the throne in favour of his son Edward
(the first time that an anointed king of England had
been dethroned since Ethelred in 1013). Edward II
was later murdered at Berkeley Castle. 
King Of England Edward, III
44 Edward III (reigned 1327-77) was 14 when he
was crowned King and assumed government in his
own right in 1330. In 1337, Edward created the
Duchy of Cornwall to provide the heir to the throne
with an income independent of the sovereign or the
state. An able soldier, and an inspiring leader,
Edward founded the Order of the Garter in 1348.

At the beginning of the Hundred Years War in
1337, actual campaigning started when the King
invaded France in 1339 and laid claim to the throne
of France. Following a sea victory at Sluys in 1340,
Edward overran Brittany in 1342 and in 1346 he
landed in Normandy defeating the French King,
Philip IV, at the Battle of Crécy and his son
Edward (the Black Prince) repeated his success at
Poitiers (1356). By 1360 Edward controlled over a
quarter of France. His successes consolidated the
support of the nobles, lessened criticism of the
taxes, and improved relations with Parliament.
However, under the 1375 Treaty of Bruges the
French King, Charles V, reversed most of the
English conquests; Calais and a coastal strip near
Bordeaux were Edward's only lasting gain.

Failure abroad provoked criticism at home. The
Black Death plague outbreaks of 1348-9, 1361-2
and 1369 inflicted severe social dislocation (the
King lost a daughter to the plague) and caused
deflation; severe laws were introduced to attempt
to fix wages and prices. In 1376, the 'Good
Parliament' (which saw the election of the first
Speaker to represent the Commons) attacked the
high taxes and criticised the King's advisers. The
ageing King withdrew to Windsor for the rest of his
reign, eventually dying at Sheen Palace, Surrey. 
King Of England Edward, III
45 Edward IV (reigned 1461-70 and 1471-83) was
able to restore order, despite the temporary return
to the throne of Henry VI (reigned 1470-71, during
which time Edward fled to the Continent in exile)
supported by the Earl of Warwick, 'the
Kingmaker', who had previously supported
Edward and who was killed at the Battle of Barnet
in 1471. Edward also made peace with France; by
a shrewd display of force to exert pressure,
Edward reached a profitable agreement with Louis
XI at Picquigny in 1475.

At home, Edward relied heavily on his own
personal control in government, reviving the ancient
custom of sitting in person 'on the bench' (i.e. in
judgement) to enforce justice. He sacked
Lancastrian office-holders and used his financial
acumen to introduce tight management of royal
revenues to reduce the Crown's debt. Building
closer relations with the merchant community, he
encouraged commercial treaties; he successfully
traded in wool on his own account to restore his
family's fortunes and enable the King to 'live of his
own', paying the costs of the country's
administration from the Crown Estates profits and
freeing him from dependence on subsidies from

Edward rebuilt St George's Chapel at Windsor
(possibly seeing it as a mausoleum for the Yorkists,
as he was buried there) and a new great hall at
Eltham Palace. Edward collected illuminated
manuscripts - his is the only intact medieval royal
collection to survive (in the British Library) - and
patronised the new invention of printing. Edward
died in 1483, leaving by his marriage to Elizabeth
Woodville a 12-year-old son Edward to succeed
King Of England Edward, IV
46 Edward V (reigned April-June 1483) was a minor,
and his uncle Richard, Duke of Gloucester, was
made Protector. Richard had been loyal throughout
to his brother Edward IV including the events of
1470-71, Edward's exile and their brother's
rebellion (the Duke of Clarence, who was executed
in 1478 by drowning, reputedly in a barrel of
Malmsey wine). However, he was suspicious of the
Woodville faction, possibly believing they were the
cause of Clarence's death. In response to an
attempt by Elizabeth Woodville to take power,
Richard and Edward V entered London in May,
with Edward's coronation fixed for 22 June.
However, in mid-June Richard assumed the throne
as Richard III (reigned 1483-85). Edward V and
his younger brother Richard were declared
illegitimate, taken to the Royal apartments at the
Tower of London (then a Royal residence) and
never seen again. (Skeletons, allegedly theirs, found
there in 1674 were later buried in Westminster

Before his usurpation, Richard had a strong power
base in the north, and his reliance on northerners
during his reign was to increase resentment in the
south. Richard concluded a truce with Scotland to
reduce his commitments in the north; he attempted
genuine reconciliation by showing consideration to
Lancastrians purged from office by Edward IV,
and moved Henry VI's body to St George's Chapel
at Windsor; the first laws written entirely in English
were passed during his reign. In 1484, Richard's
only legitimate son Edward predeceased him.

Resentment against Richard grew. On 7 August
1485, Henry Tudor (a direct descendant through
his mother Margaret Beaufort, of John of Gaunt,
one of Edward III's younger sons) landed at
Milford Haven in Wales to claim the throne. On 22
August in a two-hour battle at Bosworth, Henry's
forces (assisted by Lord Stanley's private army of
around 7,000 which was deliberately posted so
that he could join the winning side) defeated
Richard's larger army and Richard was killed.
Buried without a monument in Leicester, Richard's
bones were scattered during the English
King Of England Edward V
47 King of the Britains
48 Duke of Alsace. Eticho, Of Alsace
49 King of West Franks
50 Also the Count of Anjou. King Of Jerusalem Fulk V

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