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Frederick H Elder
Number of games in database: 27
Years covered: 1864 to 1874

Overall record: +16 -7 =4 (66.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C77 C70 C62
With the Black pieces:
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Congdon vs F H Elder, 1874 0-1
   H Harding vs F H Elder, 1871 0-1
   F H Elder vs H D Smith, 1871 1-0
   F H Elder vs W B Haughton, 1871 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   2nd American Chess Congress (1871)
   3rd American Chess Congress (1874)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Cleveland 1871 by crawfb5
   Chicago 1874 by suenteus po 147

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(born 1841, died Sep-24-1919, 78 years old) United States of America

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Edited the book of the 2nd American Chess Congress (1871).

Listed as one of the "Reporters for State Press" in 1875, representing the Detroit Tribune (age given as 34).(1)

<Fred. H. Elder, a well-known chess player and former journalist, was sent to the County House yesterday at his own request.>(2)

Fred was apparently released and competed in a Detroit vs Flint Chess Club match at the end of June, 1881.(3)

Fred would eventually become institutionalized, records found for the Wayne County Insane Asylum vs. The State of Michigan General Allowance show:
• Fred. H. Elder, board from April 1 to June 20, 1894, 91 days: $33.58; with an April 11, 1894 charge for a straw hat (13¢) and June 9 charges for a new straw hat (20¢) and suit ($5.00).(4)
• Fred. H. Elder, board, January 1 to March 31, 1897, 90 days: $32.60.(5)

His wife, Mary Jane Elder, would die four years before Fred. Listings of her as a widow would appear to be erroneous.

Frederick H. Elder was relocated to Traverse City on 9 April 1918 and died 24 September 1919 at the Traverse City State Hospital, the cause of death listed was arteriosclerosis and occupation was given as "reporter". He was buried in Ann Arbor, MI.(6)

(1) Manual for the Use of the Legislature of the State of Michigan, Lansing 1875, p118.
(2) Detroit Free Press, 1881.04.08, p1; Wayne County House: Wikipedia article: Eloise (psychiatric hospital)
(3) Detroit Free Press, 1881.07.02, p8.
(4) Annual Report of the Board of State Auditors for the State of Michigan for the year 1894, Lansing 1894, p301.
(5) Joint Documents of the State of Michigan for the Year 1897, Lansing 1898, p321.
(6) Traverse City Death Certificate 1919, File Number 364.

Last updated: 2020-05-27 19:09:44

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 27  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F H Elder vs A Zerega  1-0321864New York Chess ClubC51 Evans Gambit
2. F H Elder vs H Harrison Swan  1-03018702nd Michigan State Chess Association TournamentB20 Sicilian
3. H D Smith vs F H Elder  0-12718712nd American Chess CongressC46 Three Knights
4. F H Elder vs P Ware  ½-½4418712nd American Chess CongressC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
5. P Ware vs F H Elder  ½-½3418712nd American Chess CongressA80 Dutch
6. A Johnston vs F H Elder  0-15518712nd American Chess CongressC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. F H Elder vs P Ware  1-05918712nd American Chess CongressC41 Philidor Defense
8. P Ware vs F H Elder 1-03818712nd American Chess CongressD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
9. F H Elder vs Mackenzie 1-02518712nd American Chess CongressA84 Dutch
10. H Hosmer vs F H Elder  1-03118712nd American Chess CongressC67 Ruy Lopez
11. H Harding vs F H Elder  0-13518712nd American Chess CongressA30 English, Symmetrical
12. F H Elder vs M Judd  1-02818712nd American Chess CongressC77 Ruy Lopez
13. F H Elder vs A Johnston  1-03018712nd American Chess CongressC77 Ruy Lopez
14. F H Elder vs W B Haughton  1-03618712nd American Chess CongressC70 Ruy Lopez
15. M Judd vs F H Elder  1-02618712nd American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
16. W B Haughton vs F H Elder 0-12218712nd American Chess CongressC51 Evans Gambit
17. F H Elder vs H D Smith 1-01718712nd American Chess CongressA22 English
18. F H Elder vs H Hosmer 0-15718712nd American Chess CongressA03 Bird's Opening
19. F H Elder vs H Harding 1-02118712nd American Chess CongressC70 Ruy Lopez
20. F H Elder vs Mackenzie  ½-½7518712nd American Chess CongressA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
21. Mackenzie vs F H Elder 1-01918712nd American Chess CongressC77 Ruy Lopez
22. F H Elder vs F Bock 0-13918743rd American Chess CongressD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. F Bock vs F H Elder  ½-½5718743rd American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
24. F H Elder vs F Perrin  1-04418743rd American Chess CongressC41 Philidor Defense
25. F Perrin vs F H Elder 1-04418743rd American Chess CongressB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-04-16  SpecialOlympicWinner: Ima Elder! Respect my authoritah!
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  Stonehenge: Perhaps his wife?

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  jnpope: <<Stonehenge:> Perhaps his wife?>

Yes, but I'm not sure why that page says she was a widow...

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  Tabanus: Hmm. It's probably just taken from the censuses (one of which does say "widow"). I've seen this once before, a "widow" while the husband was in a mental institution. The easy way out for the census recorder.

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