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Emily H. (this could have been a transcriber error for M, or it could have been a previous maternal name) was the daughter of John M. and Mary Ann ADAMS ELDRIDGE, born 1836 (no date) in Gloucester County, New Jersey.

On 7 Nov 1855 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, she became the 2nd wife of Dr. Wallace William PARKER who was born at Onondaga County, New York in Jan 1818. He was trained as a printer, but not finding that trade to his liking, went to medical school and became an allopathic doctor. He married and practiced medicine for 14 years in Ohio, before he moved to Davenport after the death of his first wife, (no name).

Dr. PARKER owned a hardware store which burned to the ground in 1857 at the time of his marriage to Emily. In 1860, he began a combined medical practice and drug store which he was forced to close because of epileptic seizures. He retired to the country, 3 miles from the city limits on Jersey Ridge Road, but remained active in Davenport business affairs, serving as vicepresident of the Davenport Savings Bank, and a director of the National Insurance Company.

They had: Ida PARKER b 1857 (no date) in Davenport...nothing further is known; Anna H. PARKER born 1860 (no date) in Davenport. She died of typhoid on 2 Sept 1869 and is buried in Oakdale.

On 8 Aug 1868, at age 49, Dr. PARKER was killed in a railroad accident at Ames, Iowa. He fell under the wheels of a moving train.

He is buried in Davenport's Oakdale Cemetery on his father-in-law's lot. Buried beside him is John Earl PARKER, a son by his first marriage who was born in Ohio in 1853 and died 3 Aug 1869 in Geneseo, Henry, Illinois of typhoid.

Emily ELDRIDGE PARKER married Alexander SMART 17 Oct 1872 in Davenport and shortly thereafter left the area.

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ELDRIDGE: Lewis Henry and Mary Black

Lewis Henry was born in 1842 (no date) in Davenport, Scott, Iowa.

In the 1850 Iowa federal census for Scott County, city of Davenport, Lewis ELDRIDGE, age 8, is listed as living in the home of Asa PRESCOTT. Asa was a teacher from New Hampshire who began one of the early schools in Davenport. Lewis boarded with the PRESCOTT family while he was attending their school.

In the Daily Davenport Democrat newspaper, 27 Aug 1867 announced the marriage of Lewis Henry ELDRIDGE of Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee to Miss Mary Lucretia BLACK of Davenport. Apparently the couple returned to Tennessee after their marriage. They are not found in Davenport city directories.

Records show that his parents were William and Lavinia Van Horn Eldridge.

Lewis and Mary had six children. Lewis and Mary lived a number of years in Emporia, Florida. Mary died December 31, 1889 in DeLand, Florida. Lewis married Leila Pointer in 1891. They had two daughters.

Lewis died Sept. 14 1913 in Jefferson, Kentucky.

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ELDRIDGE: Mary Rebecca, the 1st of 4 children from Charles Henry and Mary Josephine "Josephine" WATERMAN ELDRIDGE

Mary Rebecca was born 10 August 1874 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, and was called "Birdie" by her family. She graduated from Davenport High School and attended two years of college (no name).

She married Reverend Samuel DINWIDDIE McFADDEN, pastor of the 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 from Parsons College in Fairfield, JEfferson, Iowa in 1891 and from McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois in 1895.

In 1904, Rev. McFADDEN was called to take the pastorate at Des Moines, Polk, Iowa's Westminster Church - a position he held for 7 years before becoming vice-president of Highland Park College in Des Moines. He died in Des MOines 7 Jan 1913 and is buried there in Glendale Cemetery.

After his death, Mary Rebecca worked as a secretary in Des Moines' West High School. She moved to Ames, Story, Iowa in 1930 where she was the house mother in the Mary B. WELCH Hall at Iowa State University.

They had one child: Samuel DINWIDDIE McFADDEN, born 10 April 1901 in Iowa. He died 21 Mar 1976 in Vista, California. No further info.

In 1949, Mary moved to San Francisco, California.

No death or burial info.

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ELDRIDGE: Anna Josephine is the 2nd child of Charles Henry and Mary Josephine "Josephine" WATERMAN

Charles Henry ELDRIDGE had 2 child-bearing wives: Josephine B. THOMPSON ELDRIDGE and Mary Josephine "Josephine" WATERMAN ELDRIDGE. Charles had 8 children total. Charles' middle wife, Rebecca THOMPSON, sister of Josephine, died childless after 18 mos.

Anna Josephine was born 1 Apr 1876 in Davenport, Iowa and attended public schools. She graduated from Mrs. Abigail O. Sherriff's Teacher Training School in Davenport and taught at Polk Elementary School (no longer exists) in southwest Davenport, and at J.B. Young Intermediate School in Davenport where she was the drawing teacher.

On 23 June 1909, Anna Josephine, now called Anna Marjorie, married Clarence Sidney PALMER at Davenport's St. John's Methodist Church.

Clarence PALMER was born in 1873 in Canada (no other info) to Norris and Martha NORTH PALMER. The family moved to Davenport in 1898 where Clarence attended school. Anna Josephine/Marjorie and Clarence moved to Seattle, King, Washington where Clarence had been working for the past 3 years as a steamfitter for a heating and plumbing company. In the summer of 1910, D. Rae and Anna with mom Mary Josephine decided to leave Davenport and live with the PALMERS. Clarence died of a heart attack 3 Dec 1910. The family returned to Davenport and Anna resumed teaching. They had no children.

Anna and D. Rae retired in 1935 and moved to Los Angeles, California where she died.

I have no death info on either Anna Josephine/Marjorie ELDRIDGE PALMER or Alta Ray/D. Rae Eldridge.

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ELDRIDGE: Charles Henry Jr., youngest of 4 children by Charles Henry and Mary Josephine "Josephine" WATERMAN

Charles Henry Jr. was born 23 Nov 1884 in Davenport. He attended Davenport schools and was living in Los Angeles, California in 1927.

He was known as Charles Harrold and apparently did not marry.

I don't have any other information. He is not in the Social Sec Death Index. Maybe someone could search the California Death Index. I've heard that's accessible by subscription.

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ELDRIDGE: Alta Ray or just D. Rae - the 3rd child of Charles Henry and Mary Josephine "Josephine" WATERMAN

Alta Ray, or just "Rae" was the 7th child of Charles Henry ELDRIDGE but the 3rd from 2 wives. Charles had 8 children total between Josephine B. THOMPSON and "Josephine" WATERMAN.

Alta Ray was born 20 Apr 1878 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, known in later years as "D.Rae. She was appointed in 1900, after graduating from Mrs. Abigail O. Sherriff's Teacher Training School in Davenport, to be a 5th grade teacher in the Davenport schools. She taught for many years at Fillmore School. She did not marry, and retired to Los Angeles, California with her sister, Anna Josephine PALMER about 1935. She died in Los Angeles.

I have no death or burial information.

ELDRIDGE: Caroline Lincoln "Carrie" is 3rd child born to Charles Henry and 1st wife Josephine B. THOMPSON

Caroline was born 14 December 1865 in Davenport. After her stepmother Rebecca's death, Carrie went to live with her Aunt Sarah THOMPSON ADE of Davenport, Later, Carrie was placed in the home of a cousin, Mrs. Ella CHANDLER, in Mahaska County, Iowa (no city).

In 1886 Carrie ELDRIDGE FRANK stated in a deposition given in Scott County, Iowa, that she was married. At her father's death in 1892, she is mentioned in Charles ELDRIDGE's obituary as Mrs. Carrie BURPEE of Vermillion, Vermillion County, Illinois.

I have not researched Carrie beyond this entry. (2011)

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ELDRIDGE: Edward Gifford - oldest of 4 children born to Charles Henry and 1st wife Josephine B. THOMPSON

Edward was born 25 Jun 1860 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa.
At his step-mother Rebecca THOMPSON ELDRIDGE's death in 1871, he and his 2 sisters, "Carrie" Caroline Lincoln and "Nettie" Marie Antoinette, were sent by Edward to live with family. Edward was sent to his grandfather Duncan Campbell ELDRIDGE's home where he lived for 1 year, and after that with a cousin, Aaron MIDDLETON, in Mahaska County, Iowa (no city).

In 1878, Edward returned to Davenport to begin a printing career as compositor for the "Times" newspaper, a publication his uncle, Micajah ELDRIDGE, founded in 1874.

Edward married Mary E. WAUGH on 27 June 1883 in Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois. Mary was born 1 Dec 1859 in Cable, Mercer, Illinois to John Madison and Mary Ann BROWNING ELLIS WAUGH. Edward and Mary lived in Davenport where he worked as a newspaper printer.

Mary WAUGH ELDRIDGE died of tuberculosis on 11 Feb 1899 at her sister Sarah LAWHEAD's home in Rock Island. She was buried in her sister's lot in Chippiannock Cemetery in Rock Island. Her obit inthe Davenport Democrat indicates she and Edward were parents of 5 children, who of whom were cared for after her death by John and Sarah Lawhead in their Rock Island home.

Edward contract smallpox. He3 died 23 Mar 1905 in Rock Island from causes connected to alcoholism and was buried by the Tri-City Typographical Union in a lone grave in Chippiannock. His obit states he is survived by 2 children and that he was a member of the Baptist Church.

Edna Waugh b 27 Aug 1884 in Davenport, Iowa and in 1900 lived with John and Sarah
Infant (Bessie) born 12 Feb 1887 in Davenport
Daughter b 27 Feb 1890 in Davenport
Edward Waugh b 27 Apr 1893 (or 27 July 1890) probably in Davenport and lived with John and Sarah. In 1910, "Waugh" was working as a top builder for the Velie Automobile Co. in Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois and was boarding alone in Rock Island.
Nina Waugh b 27 Feb 1890 d July 1964 in Michigan (no location) brought up in the Rock Island home of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben BOLLMAN and used the last name of BOLLMAN rather than ELDRIDGE.
She married Thos. J. STRICKLAND on 14 Dec 1911 (makes Nina 11yo - haven't done research 2011) in her foster parents' home. Thos was bo New Haven, Connecticut ca 1887, son of Silas and Eliza STEELE STRICKLAND. Thos was a machinist at the Rock Island Arsenal and Nina was employed by Moderan Woodmen Co. They lived in Rock Island.

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BAWDEN: Stephen marries Lucretia MATTHEWS, a previous generation to Stephen & Elizabeth GILBERT

Stephen (nmn) BAWDEN, a generation or two back from 1791 Stephen, married Lucretia MATTHEWS 14 Oct 1754 in Perranuthnoe, witnessed by her parents. Lucretia was born 5 Aug 1732 dtr of Jas and Miriam (maiden?) MATTHEWS.

They had all in Perranuthnoe:
Stephen ch 19 May 1755 missing a generation of info on him.
Elizabeth ch 5 Nov 1756 d. (no date) 1768
Jane ch 16 Apr 1759
Miriam ch 24 May 1761,
Anne ch 12 Jun 1763
William ch 1 Mar 1767
Elizabeth ch 8 Jan 1769
Mary ch 9 Jun 1771

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