Oc­to­ber 5, 1879, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois.

Elderkin mar­ried Mary Will­ard of El­mira, New York, in 1869; the mar­riage re­cord said he was from Ca­mil­lers, New York.

The two were living in Cook Coun­ty, Il­li­nois, in 1900 & 1910. By 1912, he was in Prince­ton, New Jer­sey, where he was an assistant professor and preceptor in art and archaeology at Prince­ton Un­i­ver­si­ty. He was in Prince­ton until at least 1942. His works in­clude:

  1. Hail the Harvest King
  2. Holy Dawn, The
  3. Jesus, My Shepherd
  4. Living All for Jesus
  5. Love One Another
  6. Love Lighting Up the Way
  7. That Beautiful City