Oc­to­ber 5, 1879, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois.

Elderkin was the hus­band of Ma­ry Will­ard of El­mi­ra, New York. The mar­riage re­cord said he was from Ca­mil­lers, New York.

The cou­ple was 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