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Howard Edward Elder Jr. (1937 - 2013)

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Howard Edward Elder
1937 - 2013
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July 12, 1937
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania United States
Death
December 2, 2013
Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida United States
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Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida United States
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Howard Edward Elder Jr. was born on July 12, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States. He is the child of Violetta Grace Elder and Howard Edward Elder Sr., with siblings Violetta and John. According to his family tree, Howard was father to 3 children. He married Barbara Jane Elder c. 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States. They were married until Howard's death in 2013 in Fort Myers, Florida United States. They had children Brent Howard Elder, Wendy Eileen Sowder, and Dwight Walter Elder. He died on December 2, 2013 in Fort Myers, Florida United States at 76 years old.
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Updated: December 4, 2020
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Married: c. 1965 - December 2, 2013
Cause of Separation: Howard's Death
Married at: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA United States
Ended: Fort Myers, Lee County, FL United States
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Howard Edward Elder Jr., father to 3 children, died on December 2, 2013 in Fort Myers, Florida United States at age 76. He was buried in Fort Myers, Florida United States. Howard was born on July 12, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States. He is the child of Violetta Grace Elder and Howard Edward Elder Sr., with siblings Violetta and John. According to his family tree, he married Barbara Jane Elder c. 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States. They were married until Howard's death in 2013 in Fort Myers, Florida United States. They had children Brent Howard Elder, Wendy Eileen Sowder, and Dwight Walter Elder.
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In 1937, in the year that Howard Edward Elder Jr. was born, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1946, by the time he was merely 9 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1969, he was 32 years old when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1974, at the age of 37 years old, Howard was alive when on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1986, when he was 49 years old, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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