Eldeen Mary Broder1

ID#  4565, (1923-1968)
3rd great-granddaughter of Samson Striker
1st cousin 1 time removed of Faye Louise Doyle
Descendants of Samson Striker
     Eldeen Mary Broder was born on 12 April 1923 in Akutan, Alaska.2 She was the daughter of Harold Broder and Mabel Octella Hallberg.3 Eldeen Mary Broder's birth name was Eldine McGlashan.3 She and her brother Christopher Nicolas McGlashan were adopted, probably unofficially, by Harold Broder and Mabel Octella Hallberg about 1930 in Alaska. Their biological father, Nicolas McGlashan, was first mate on a king crab fishing boat when their mother died. Being unable to care for them, Nicolas adopted them out with the stipulation that he could see them at any time.3 She was also known as Mary Eldeen Broder.2 She married first Russell J Davis on 10 April 1943 in Seattle, King County, Washington.4 She and Russell J Davis were divorced about April 1946 in Seattle, Washington.5 She married second George W Holmes.2 She died on 20 January 1968 in Multnomah County, Oregon, at age 44.1

Eldeen's obituary in the The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, on 22 January 1968 read:
"Holmes - Eldeen M., 1328 Euclid, apt. 3, Santa Monica, Calif. Wife of George W. Holmes, Jr; foster daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Broder; daughter of Nick McGlashan; sister of Ernest L. Broder. Services Tuesday, 11 am, PEAKE MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Milwaukie."6

She was buried in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, OregonG.7
Last Edited=2 Aug 2019


  1. [S1315] “Oregon Death Index 1898-2008” index to death registrations, Ancestry (ancestry.ca : accessed 2011), image 3886; viewed 16 Jan 2016.
  2. [S1816] Mabel Hallberg Broder, "Broders Addition to the Family Tree", c 9 Aug 1977 (unknown compiler address). Original sent to Helen (Manery) King on 9 Aug 1977; in possession of Elaine (King) Willson in 2016; copy sent to Faye West 11 Jan 2016.
  3. [S954] John Broder, "Ernest Lloyd Broder," e-mail message from e-mail address (unknown address) to Faye West, 1 Dec 2010.
  4. [S1817] Eldeen Broder & Russell Davis, Marriage Registration 89086 (10 Apr 1943), Washington Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov
  5. [S1820] The Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, Washington, 2 Apr 1946.
  6. [S1821] Holmes, The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, 22 Jan 1968.
  7. [S2009] Various Contributors, Mary Eldeen Holmes, Find A Grave Memorial # 157707866, Database and images (www.findagrave.com).