Commodore was the son of James & Sarah Purcell McElvain and one of six children. On 10 Feb 1892, he married Iris Maulsby.
They were the parents of 7 children-John James, Martha Elizabeth (Scott-Trimble), Warren Craft, Commodore Purcell, Howard Harold, Marion Revello, and Carl Raymond.
Fact: Burial (1946) Hotchkiss, Delta, Colorado, United States of America
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFDK-F74 : 29 July 2017), C B Mcelvain in household of J R Mcelvain, Breckenridge, Summit, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district ED 106, sheet 436B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,093.
"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3BB-2M4 : accessed 26 April 2020), Commadore Mcelvain, Beaver & Lebanon Precincts Danbury village, Red Willow, Nebraska, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 152, sheet 4B, family 95, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,938.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Commodore by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Commodore: