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S: Our Family Legacy - by Doris Elder & Terri Flint

FC: Our | Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. | Legacy

2: Doris Lucille Young was born on Wednesday, January 28, 1931 in Wilmington, Delaware. When her Grandfather, John Henry, died in 1934 his funeral was held in her parents' home. Doris' Aunt Margurite (her mother's only sister) had four children with her first husband. The oldest child, Leona, was the cousin that came to live with Doris when her parents contracted tuberculosis. Leona was 9, Doris was 7. Doris was not fond of no longer being an only child. When Doris was 10 years old her father, Edward, moved his family to 8 Ashbrook Avenue, Woodstown, New Jersey following an unsuccessful business venture.

4: Parents | Grandparents | Great Grandparents | Doris Lucille Young 1/28/1931 - 7/17/2011 | Leona Mae Manlove 9/17/1907 - 7/20/1971 | Levee Edward Young 3/16/1903 - 4/8/1982 | John Henry Manlove - 1934 | Lucy Edith Chadwick - 1958 | Delia Keech - | Edgar A. Young - | Robert John Keech | "Grandmom" Keech | Little Edward | Leona remarried John Jay Tkach in 1954 | DE | DE | NY | NJ | FL | OH

5: Edgar abondoned Delia and their young son. Delia died at an early age leaving Edward to be raised by relatives. Perhaps Delia's sister, Della Doolittle? | Edward married three more times: Anna Lil Betty

6: Bob was born on Wednesday, November 13, 1929 in Harrisonville, New Jersey. He had two older sisters, Jeanette and Anna Mae, and one younger brother, Richard (Dick). Bob's grandfather, Robert was a meat butcher. His other grandfather, George was seen very little and was married to Bob's grandmother, Mary Ellen, who was not very nice. When Bob was a kid his Aunt thought he should play the violin - which he hated because he had to wear linen knickers. I wonder if it was the same aunt that handed down the recipe for Beer Bread.

7: Hahaha | When Dick got to 7th grade he was considered a "marked man." He was introduced to the principal of Woodstown as "Bobby's Brother." Bob and his brother were often in trouble for smoking. Bob once hid a lit cigarette from his mom in his pants pocket - he would have gotten away with it had his pants not started to smolder. Another time Bob and Dick were smoking under their porch when the fire department showed up. | April 2011

8: Bob's dad was one of the few with money during the Great Depression. He owned his own garage until 1938 then went to work for DuPont and later Mobil. He bought a twin house in Harrisonville, NJ for $400. His dad was also color blind and once painted the entire house "peach." To this day Bob still hates the color green because that is the color his dad thought was peach. | Bob's mom was the oldest of eight children. In the late 1970's his mom lived in one side of the twin house in Harrisonville and Rick, Sandy & Terri lived in the other.

9: Great Grandparents | Parents | Grandparents | Elton Robert Elder, Jr. 11/13/1929 - | NJ | Phebe Hester Chard 4/6/1895 - 1983 | NJ | Minnie Moncrief 1875 - 1937 | Mary Ellen Cossaboon 11/1874 - 1958 | Elton Robert Elder, Sr. 5/21/1896 - 1957 | NJ | Robert Elder 1864 - 1932 | George W. Chard 1/1872 - 1941 | Joel R. Chard, Sr. 9/22/1826 - 9/26/1900 * | Phebe Marshall 2/16/1840 - 12/11/1909 | * Joel Sr.'s mother, Hannah Mildenberg(er) lived to be almost 109 years old. 4/20/1789 - 3/22/1897

10: In September 1948 Bob paid $2,106 cash for a new 1949 Ford car from L.O. Horner Inc. in Woodstown, NJ. One day in October, he drove his new car to the local diner where Doris worked and she asked, | A double wedding was planned with Bill Litke and Ann Wise at the chapel on base. Since Ann was Jewish and a rabbi was not available they stood for Bob and Doris on February 14th 1950 and Bill and Ann were married the next day. | Rented a room with Doris' mother at 904 Lebanon Avenue, Belleville, IL

11: .- .. .-. ..-. --- .-. -.-. . | Bob joined the Air Force on January 17, 1949. Basic Training was at Scott Airforce Base in Illinois. Technical Training at Radio School to learn the "dit-dot-dits" of Morse Code ended in March of 1950. On April 20, 1950 he sailed out under the Golden Gate Bridge on his way to Japan for a one year tour... However, the Korean War broke out in June and he ended up staying longer. On the two year anniversary that he left for Japan, he sailed back under the Golden Bridge on April 20, 1952. He often joked about how those two years were the best two years of their marriage. Hahaha!

12: When Bob was discharged after serving the remainder of his three year enlistment at Brookfield Air Base, near Youngstown, Ohio he got a very good job delivering milk. One lady would always leave a sandwich for him and others would leave their doors unlocked so he could put the milk in their "fridge." He had to quit after a couple of months to move back to New Jersey so "Doris could have her babies at home." Doris' mother stayed in Ohio when they moved back to NJ. Once in Harrisonville, Bob could not find a job. On the last day Bob would have to re-enlist he was hired at Mobil, where he would eventually retire twice. | buying penny candy from Kirkbride's in Barnsboro. riding bikes to the drug store to buy cherry vanilla ice cream for Mom-Mom in Harrisonville - no nuts! going to Pop-Pop Young's in Penns Grove to watch the Wizard of Oz on his color TV. | May 14, 1953 | November 20, 1954 | Rob | Rick | married Sandy June 21, 1975 divorced: 2005 | married Phyllis September 14, 1974 | remarried Teresa June 18, 2010 | When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers

13: July 18, 1956 | March 24, 1963 | Mindy | Scott | married Larry April 1, 1978 divorced: 2005 | married Beverly | In March of 1958 Bob and Doris moved into 299 Columbus Dr, Mantua Twp. Ten days after moving in a spring snow storm left them with no electricity for 13 days. They melted snow for water and showered at Jeanette's house. | In August of 1963 they moved again, to a double house in Barnsboro. Over the next few years the house was converted in stages to an upstairs apartment and downstairs classrooms for a nursery school. Rocking Horse Ranch Nursery School opened in September of 1967 with a loan from Mantua Bank of $250. Lois Green once said this about working with Doris at the school, "There's a right way, there's a wrong way, and there's the Elder way." Bob retired from Mobil (the first time) and bussed the nursery school kids until the mid 70's fuel crisis. Bob rented a farmers market building and converted it into a store, called Elder's Place. He ran the store when he was not bussing the kids. Rob took over the store. The nursery school was sold in 1981. Mobil asked Bob to come back to work, which he did until he retired for the second time and they moved to Florida in 1990.

14: Terri | Karen | Bob | July 12, 1977 | January 5, 1980 | September 4, 1983 | married John May 10, 1997 | married Michael October 25, 2003 | married Joia December 2, 2006 | & Pop | Grandmom

15: Biill | Spike | Sean | Casey | Steven | December 14, 1984 | April 22, 1984 - May 2, 1997 | July 19, 1990 | November 24, 1983 -November 13, 2005 | November 8, 1980 | married Maanasi May 25, 2008 | Memom & Pop

16: Marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. -Mignon McLaughlin

18: Great | Joe | Alex | August 27, 1996 | October 6, 1999 | Alex making Aunt Mary's Beer Bread | - December 2006 | - December 1997 | - April 2000 | - May 5, 2007 | Nail | Christmas 2006 | Team: Dori's Kids raised | - November 3, 2007

19: Julia | James | June 3, 2011 | March 24, 2008 | - May 2008 | - July 2011 | Bob & Dori | $1,484 for the | www.alz.org

20: Resemblance | Like branches of a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. | Bob, 22 | Rick, 19 | Joe, 14 | Bill, 17

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