ELDRIDGE: George Wallace, 8th child of Jacob MULLEN and Mary HIGH WILLIAMS, makes a name in Wynne, Arkansas
GEORGE WALLACE ELDRIDGE was born 16 January 1868 in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. He attended Davenport schools and the Davenport Business College.
George married Sue KELLY, 1 March 1899 in Wynne, Cross County, Arkansas. She was born 13 February 1875 in LaGrange, Lee County, Arkansas, dtr of John and Cynthia (maiden?) KELLY.
After their marriage, they lived in Wynne where George was an agent for New York Life Insurance Co.
He organized the Wynne Federal Savings and Loan Association and Wynne-Dixie Finance Co, and was a leader in community improvements.
The streets of Wynne were paved, street lights installed and a deep well for city water was dug. He organized a business college in Wynne, as well as the Crowley’s Ridge Country Club and a residential area, “Eldridge Court”. They were members of the Methodist church.
George died 4 February 1943 in Wynne. Sue KELLY ELDRIDGE died 29 December 1963 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee. They are buried in Coghill Cemetery in Wynne, Arkansas.
They had, in Wynne, George WALLACE ELDRIDGE, JR. born 1899.