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SCHOONMAKER: Ada marries Lee Earl ELDRIDGE and she walked into the sunset after his death

Query by Bawden4

This name comes into my tree through the marriage of Theodore Fortiner ELDRIDGE and Anna Francis 'Fanny' PARKHURST on 7 September 1865 in the Old First Baptist Church (no location - possibly Davenport, Scott, IA). Anna was born 24 February 1843 in LeClaire, Scott, Iowa to Lemuel and Mary PARKHURST in LeClaire, Scott, Iowa. Theodore was born 12 June 1841 in Davenport, the oldest of John M. and Mary Ann ADAMS ELDRIDGE.

They had 4 children: Cora M. b 8 Sept 1869 in Davenport; Pearl C. born 4 Jan 1873 in Davenport died of croup 4 Dec 1874; Lee Earl born 10 Oct 1876 in Davenport; Roy Edwin born 16 April 1879 in Davenport.

Son Lee Earl began his business career in the family insurance business. On 1 Sept 1906 in Detroit Lakes, Becker, Minnesota, he married Ada SCHOONMAKER (var. spelling), dtr of Abraham and Ursla(sic)MOREY SCHOONMAKER, born ca 1886 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota. At her marriage, Ada was a graduate of Minnesota State Normal College. She is mentioned in 21 June 1905 census. [Ada and Lee marriage certificate in Becker County #E-0097] Dad Abraham SCHOONMAKER was previously married to Mary WEBSTER.

In the 1920 census, Ada is 34 yo and living in Douglas County, Nebraska where Omaha is the county seat. No town named.

Lee and Ada lived in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa where he worked for the Home Insurance Co. of NY, Scottish Union and National Fire Insurance Assoc of Philadelphia. He was a member of the Des Moines Masonic Lodge.

Lee died 26 Jan 1928 in Davenport and is buried in Davenport's Oakdale Memorial Gardens aka Oakdale Cemetery. They had no children.

Lee's dad, Theodore, constructed in 1894, one of Davenport's first apartment buildings - Cora-Lee-Roy Apartments - still standing at 602 Brady.

My source, a family gene study (note) ends Lee's bio here. Nothing more is known about Ada SCHOONMAKER ELDRIDGE.

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on 2011-11-16 18:08:19

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by Bawden4 on 2011-12-05 13:29:48

Source: THE ELDRIDGE-BAWDEN FAMILIES: The Ancestry and Descendants of Duncan Campbell Eldridge and Stephen Bawden of Scott County, Iowa; author-compiler Alice Richardson Sloane, C.G. (dec 2011); commissioned by John Duvall Bawden, Bettendorf, Iowa (dec 1992); Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, IA 1986, p.37, No ISBN

by Bawden4 on 2011-12-05 13:32:15

The above vinyl-bound issue has no copyright and is in the personal library of this writer.

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