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SCHLEGEL: Claire, dtr of Minnie ELDRIDGE and Carl Edward SCHLEGEL marries John A. ROSS at Davenport's Outing Club

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Claire SCHLEGEL, the 2nd child of Carl Edward and Minnie ELDRIDGE SCHLEGEL, born 21 Aug 1889 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa. She married John Andrew ROSS at the Outing Club on Brady St. on her parents' 30th anniversary.

John was born 3 Apr 1888 in Davenport, son of John W. and Carrie Louisa SCARLETT ROSS. He attended local schools and graduated form Davenport High School. John was the manager of the architectural department of Gordon-Van Tine Company of Davenport where he worked for 33 years. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects. The family were members of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral on Brady St.

John died 10 May 1942 at their Davenport home on Ridgewood Avenue. Clair died 11 Oct 1985 in Davenport. They are buried in Davenport's Oakdale Cemetery. They had 2 children.

1. John Andrew Ross, Jr. born 9 Oct 1909 in Davenport, died 3 May 1921 in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa. He is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
2. Mary Elizabeth born 3 Feb 1922 in Davenport.

Claire was the neighborhood "Aunt", neighborhood gathering place for coffee or cocktails and her door was always open. She gave all the neighborhood children a college dictionary for high school graduation. I still have mine. Claire's mother Minnie was a sister of my g-grandmother Jennie ELDRIDGE.

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by Bawden4 on 2011-12-20 16:38:49

Claire's older sibling, Leo Edward SCHLEGEL born Feb 1888 in Davenport, died 15 Sept 1888 at age 7 mos of convulsions. He is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.

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 76-77, 290 pps, no copyright, no ISBN, in the personal library of this writer.

References from this vinyl-bound family study on page 77:
Oakdale Memorial Gardens, 2501 Eastern Ave., Davenport, Iowa 52803
Scott County, Iowa vital records: marriage, death
Davenport Democrat and Leader newspaper, 22 Oct 196, p. 6; 11 May 1942 p. 15.

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