looking for family of William Isaac maxie or Mary Rebecca eldridge
Jimmy_E has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 1970. is researching the following names: ELDRIDGE.
I have a Mary Rebecca ELDRIDGE.
She was born in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, 10 Aug 1874, dtr of Charles Henry and Mary Josephine "Josephine" WATERMAN ELDRIDGE. The family called her "Birdie". She graduated from Davenport High School and attended 2 yrs. of college (no name).
She married in Davenport on 14 July 1897, Reverend Samuel DINWIDDIE McFADDEN, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in LeClaire, Scott, Iowa. Samuel was born 7 July 1869 on a farm near Crawfordsville, Washington, Iowa, son of James and Martha Alice HOGGARD McFADDEN.
He graduated form Parsons College in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa in 1891, and from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois in 1895.
In 1904, Rev. McFADDEN was called t o take the pastorate at Westminster Church in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa; a position he held for 7 years, before becoming vice president of Highland Park College in Des Moines.
Rev. McFADDEN died 31 Jan 1913 in Des Moines, and is buried there in Glendale Cemetery.
Mary and Samuel had 1 child - Samuel Dinwiddie McFADDEN, Jr. b 10 Apr 1901 in Iowa and died 21 Mar 1976 in Vista, California.
After Sam's death, Mary worked as a secretary in West High School in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa. She moved to Ames, Story, Iowa in 1930 where she was the housemother in the Mary B. Welch Hall at Iowa State University.
In 1940, Mary moved to San Francisco, California. I have no death or burial info. Hope this is a match.
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