Eldora Theresa HovdeEldora Theresa Thornton was born on June 21, 1933 in Plummer, MN to Alvin Anthony and Pauline Josephine (Starman) Thornton. She attended school in Plummer.
On April 8, 1950 Eldora was united in marriage to Charles Hovde. Shortly after they were married, they moved to Barnesville. She worked in several places including the café, picking potatoes during harvest time, worked at the nursing home, and also for many years at the King Koin Laundromat.