ELDRIDGE: Katherine, Kate, Katty or Kat, 3rd child of Jacob MULLEN and Mary HIGH WILLIAMS, a noted journalist
The following stories/notes are from the appendix of:
The Eldridge-Bawden Families: The Ancestry and Descendants of Duncan Campbell Eldridge and Stephen Bawden, Scott County, Iowa; author-compiler Alice Richardson Sloan, C.G. (dec 2011), commissioned by John Duvall Bawden (dec 1992), Bettendorf, Iowa; Anundsen Pub Co., Decorah, Iowa , 1986, pps 260-263, 290 pps, no copyright, no ISBN, in the personal library of this writer.
Kate ELDRIDGE GLASPELL was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution through her mother, Mary HIGH WILLIAMS ELDRIDGE's maternal ancestor Ensign Charles CLARK, who was in Captain CRAIG's Company of New Jersey Troops during the Revolution.
From Harry BAWDEN's family history:
Kate ELDRIDGE. - ...All 3 children of Kate's [Eula, Donald and Bernard] visited in Davenport [from North Dakota]. Ulie showed us, in our parlor, a new dance, 'the Cake Walk'. Don wrote a letter to Sears and Roebuck for me and they sent me 24 big catalogs to give away which I did and they sent me a check for $2.50 for my work. Brother that was big money for an 8-year-old kid.
Bernard on his visit showed us BAWDEN Boys how to climb all over the roof of our two-story house at 511 Kirkwood Blvd.
Aunt Kate was a real gal. She traveled all over Europe and Egypt - visited the Pope and wrote a book about her trips. Also a book about early life in North Dakota.
Kate, for many years would travel into St. Paul to do her Christmas shopping. She would buy presents for the SCHLEGEL girls and the BAWDEN Boys;. Each present would be wrapped with a name on each. Then she would order it to be home where our families were celebrating. That was a thrill when the horse-drawn express wagon stopped with the big box at noon.
Ed. note - family history said the ELDRIDGES were related to POCAHONTAS. Thomas ELDRIDGE of Sussex County, Virginia, did marry ca 1740, Martha Bolling, a 2g-granddaughter of POCAHONTAS. This Thos ELDRIDGE is NOT in our family line.