|Birth: ||May 25, 1902|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 2002|
Born in the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1902 in a quaint old town called Yankee Jim's*, Alfred was blessed with 100 years of life in his native state of California. His father was Francis Augustus Elster (1863-1920) who was also a native Californian born in the mining town of You Bet, Placer County, California. His mother Virginia Isabella "Jessie" McCoy (b. 1872) was born in Alabaster Cave, El Dorado County, CA. Alfred's grandparents (John Casper Elster and wife Mehitabel "Hettie" Kingsley) are buried in the Loney-Sanford Ranch Cemetery in Grass Valley; the couple came west to California sometime in the 1850's/1860's. Alfred Mark Elster married Jean Witmer Blair in Reno in 1927. He worked as a railroad machinist for many years.
*The name Yankee Jim's comes from an Australian criminal who hid stolen horses at the site before gold was discovered there. The town was once one of the largest mining camps in Placer County during the California Gold Rush. Its site, marked by California Historical Landmark #398, is situated on a ridge between the North and Middle forks of the American River.
Jean Witmer Blair Elster (1905 - 1986)*
Roseville Public Cemetery District
Created by: Valarie Vine
Record added: Sep 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96643335
Remembering Alfred Mark Elster from Yankee Jim's...............a centenarian!|
Added: Sep. 6, 2012