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ELDRIDGE: George Wallace, 8th child of Jacob MULLEN and Mary HIGH WILLIAMS, makes a name in Wynne, Arkansas

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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 Crowleys 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.

Surnames: CROWLEY ELDRIDGE KELLY
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by Bawden4 on 2011-12-17 22:21:16

The Eldridge-Bawden Families: The Ancestry and Descendants of Duncan Campbell Eldridge and Stephen Bawden, Scott County, Iowa; author-compiler Alice Richardson Sloane, C.G. (dec 2011), commissioned by John Duvall Bawden (dec 1992), Bettendorf, Iowa; Anundsen Pub Co., Decorah, Iowa , 1986, p. 63, 290 pps, no copyright, no ISBN, in the personal library of this writer.

References listed in the above vinyl-bound issue on page 64:
Davenport, Iowa City Directories
Opportunity of a Lifetime (History of Wynne, Arkansas) pub 1904, p. 27
Cross County, Arkansas vital records: marriage
Obit and article of tribute from undated and unknown newspaper (prob Wynne, Arkansas newspaper)
Tennessee Depatment of Health: death
Information given by George Wallace Eldridge of Wynne Arkansas - Dec 1985

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