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Otis ELDREDGE
(1822-1896)
Catharine CLAPP
(1827-1903)
Franklin McNELONS
(Cir 1835-)
Jane CONNER
(1838-1931)
Levi Thomas ELDREDGE
(1845-1925)
Effie Jane McNELONS
(1855-1939)

Otis ELDREDGE
(1882-1960)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Gladys Emma HAMILTON

  • Chester ELDREDGE+
  • Esther ELDRIDGE+
  • Desta ELDRIDGE+
  • Elmer ELDRIDGE+
  • Martha Estell ELDREDGE+
  • Everett ELDREDGE+
  • Vessie ELDREDGE+
  • Vester ELDREDGE
  • Lester ELDREDGE
  • Essie Elvin ELDRIDGE
  • Reba Marie ELDREDGE
  • Lorene ELDREDGE+
  • Maxine ELDREDGE+
  • Otis J. ELDRIDGE+

Otis ELDREDGE

  • Born: 26 Nov 1882, Spoke Plant, Johnson County, Arkansas, United States 2 3 4
  • Marriage: Gladys Emma HAMILTON on 10 Sep 1905 in , Madison County, Arkansas, United States 1
  • Died: 22 Jun 1960, , Fresno County, California, United States at age 77 2 3 5
  • Buried: Dinuba, Tulare County, California, United States 2 3

bullet   Cause of his death was Pulmonary and renal embolism with infarction (Blood clot and heart attack).

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bullet  Burial Notes:

Block A, Row F, Space 48.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: Yale, Johnson County, Arkansas, United States. 6

Alt. Birth, 1884. 7
The 1910 Census says he was 26 which would indicate a birth year of 1884.

Census: U.S. Federal, 12 Jun 1900, Hill Township, Johnson County, Arkansas, United States. 8

Census: U.S. Federal, 13 May 1910, Grandview Township, Cherokee County, Oklahoma, United States. 9

Military: World War I Registration, 5 Jun 1917, , Johnson County, Arkansas, United States. 10

Census: U.S. Federal, 2 Mar 1920, Mulberry Township, Johnson County, Arkansas, United States. 11

Census: U.S. Federal, 18 Apr 1930, Hill Township, Johnson County, Arkansas, United States. 12

Residence, 15 Aug 1931, Davenport, Lincoln County, Oklahoma, United States. His son, Otis Eldridge, Jr. was born in Davenport.

Residence, 6 Dec 1936, Davenport, Lincoln County, Oklahoma, United States. He was a witness to Elmer Eldridge and Vergie Hamilton's wedding on that day and was listed as "of Davenport, Oklahoma."

Obituary: The Madison County Record, 7 Jul 1960, Huntsville, Madison County, Arkansas, United States. 4
Otis Eldridge
Otis Eldridge, of Orange Cove, Calif., died Jun 22. He was born and reared in Madison County and spent most of his lifetime here, moving to California a few years ago.
His wife preceded him in death a few years ago, also three children. Survivors include eleven children.

Property: the S 50 ft of N 200 ft of E150 ft of Block 87, 23 Aug 1960, Orange Cove, Fresno County, California, United States. 13 The "mortage given to secure indigent advances" was released by J. L. Brown, Clerk of the County Board of Supervisors on receipt of $636.78.

Property: the S 50 ft of N 200 ft of E150 ft of Block 87, 23 Aug 1960, Orange Cove, Fresno County, California, United States. 14 The "mortage dated April 16, 1954 made by Otis Eldredge & Emma Eldredge" to the "County of Fresno" in Book 3440, page 627 was released by Norman S. Feley, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.


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Otis married Gladys Emma HAMILTON, daughter of Zachary Taylor HAMILTON and Paralee DAVIS, on 10 Sep 1905 in , Madison County, Arkansas, United States.1 (Gladys Emma HAMILTON was born on 25 Mar 1886 in , , Arkansas, United States,1 15 16 17 died on 12 Mar 1957 in , Tulare County, California, United States 16 17 18 19 and was buried in Dinuba, Tulare County, California, United States 16 17.) The cause of her death was Cerebrovascular accident (Stroke).


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1 Madison, Arkansas, (Madison County Circuit Court, Huntsville), marriage certificate (1905), Otis Eldridge-Emma Hamilton;
Otis Eldridge, 22, of Pettigrew, Madison County, Arkansas, married Emma Hamilton, 19, of Pettigrew, Madison County Arkansas, on 10 Sep 1905. Thomas Conner, M. G. performed the ceremony. They received the license on 4 Sep 1905 from Lem Kendall, clerk.

"Miss Emma Hamilton of Pettigrew in the County of Madison and State of Arkansas aged nineteen years" would have her birth between 05 Sep 1885 (one year before her marriage) and 02 Oct 1885 (the date she signed Elmer's birth certificate when she said she was 58).

2 California Department of Public Health, death certificate 10081481 (1960), Otis Eldredge; California Office of Vital Records, Sacramento;
Otis Eldredge died 22 Jun 1960 at 10:28 p.m. at the General Hospital of Fresno County, Fresno California where he had lived the last 15 years of his life. He was a white male born 26 Nov 1882 in Arkansas to Levi Eldredge and Effie Cornelius. Levi was born in Illinois and Effie in Missouri. His Social Security number was 448-07-3650. He was a farmer for 40 years and his wife preceded him in death. He had never served in the Armed Forces. His last residence was 703 11th St., Orange Co., Fresno California. The informant for the death certificate was Mrs. Marvin Thiessen. He was buried 27 Jun 1960 at Smith Mountain Cemetery by Cairns Funeral Home. His cause of death was pulmonary and renal embolism with infarction.

3 Smith Mountain Cemetery (Dinuba, Tulare County, California), Otis Eldredge monumental inscription, personally read by Autumn Dipert Brown, 9 Nov 2009; Otis Eldredge
1882 - 1960

4 Otis Eldredge; Madison County Genealogical and Historical Society, Huntsville;
Eldridge, Otis of Orange Cove, Calif
widower of Emma HAMILTON Eldridge
md 4 Sept 1904; went to Okla lat 1930's
son of

b. ca 1881 at Spoke Plant, Mad/Johnson Co lines, Ark
spent most of life in the area
d. 22 June 1960 in Fresno, Calif hosp
Obit Th 7 Jul & 11 Aug 1960 Mad Co Rec (Madison County Recorder)

5 "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 Feb 2008), Otis Eldredge;
Name: Otis Eldredge
Social Security #: 448073650
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 26 Nov 1882
Birthplace: Arkansas
Death Date: 22 Jun 1960
Death Place: Fresno
Mother's Maiden Name: Corneliu

6 Otis Eldredge, SS no. 448-07-3650, 07 Jan 1938, Application for Account Number (Form SS-5), Social Security Administration, Baltimore, Maryland; Otis Eldredge lived on Route #3 in Davenport, Oklahoma and was unemployed. He was 55 on his last birthday as of the date of application and was born 26 Nov 1882 in Yale, Arkansas to Levi Thomas Eldredge and Effie O'Conner. He was a white male.

7 1910 U.S. census, Cherokee, Oklahoma population schedule, Grandview, enumeration district (ED) 23, p. 10A, dwelling 172, family 172, Otis Eldridge; digital images, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 Feb 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624, roll 1244; Otis Eldridge is 26 and has been married to Emma, age 24, for four years. They have two of two children living: Chester, age 3, and Esther, age 1. He, Emma and the children were all born in Arkansas. His father was born in Illinois and mother in Missouri. He was a farmer and could read and write.

8 1900 U.S. census, Johnson, Arkansas population schedule, Hill, enumeration district (ED) 36, p. 36, dwelling 86, family 86, Levi T. Eldrege; digital images, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 Dec 2009); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll 64;
Levi T. Eldrege, 55, was living with his wife, Etha J., 44, and children, Otis, 17, Joseph, 12, Mary J., 14, James M., 13, Marshall M., 8, and Thomas, 7 months old and Hill Township, Johnson County, Arkansas. We was a farmer. He and Etha had been married 20 years and Etha had borne eight children, all of which were living. He was born in Illinois, his father in Ohio, and his mother in Illinois. Etha was born in Missouri, her father in Ireland, and mother in Indiana. The children were all born in Arkansas. Otis, Joseph and Mary J. could all read and write as could their parents. Levi owned his farm free of mortgage. His farm was enumerated on farm schedule 63.

9 1910 U.S. census, Cherokee, Oklahoma population schedule, Grandview, enumeration district (ED) 23, p. 10A, dwelling 172, family 172, Otis Eldridge; digital images, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 Feb 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624, roll 1244;
Otis Eldridge is 26 and has been married to Emma, age 24, for four years. They have two of two children living: Chester, age 3, and Esther, age 1. He, Emma and the children were all born in Arkansas. His father was born in Illinois and mother in Missouri. He was a farmer and could read and write.

10 "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database and images, Ancestry.com(www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 Aug 2008), Otis Eldredge; Roll 1530467;
Otis Eldredge lived in Oark, Johnson County, Arkansas with his wife, Emma. He was 35, born 26 Nov 1882 and a farmer with no employer. He was white and native born. He was medium height and of stout build with blue eyes and dark brown hair. He was not physically disqualified. The registration was sign by J. W. dickerson.

11 1920 U.S. census, Johnson, Arkansas population schedule, Mulberry, enumeration district (ED) 62, p. 3A, dwelling 22, family 24, Otis Eldrige; digital images, Ancestry(www.ancestry : accessed 22 Aug 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T625, roll 68;
Otis Eldrige is 37 and is married to Emma, age 34. They have nine children living with them: Chester, age 13, Esther, age 11, Desta, age 8, Elmer, age 6, Estell, age 4, Evertt, age 2, and Vester, age 3/12. He, Emma and the children were all born in Arkansas. His father, Levi, age 75, was born in Illinois and mother, Effie, age 63, was born in Missouri. Both are living with Otis and Emma. He was a farmer and could read and write.

12 1930 U.S. census, Johnson, Arkansas population schedule, Hill, enumeration district (ED) 6, p. 3A, dwelling 41, family 41, Otis Eldridge; digital images, Ancesty(www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 Aug 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626, roll 79;
Otis Eldridge is 47 and married to Emma, age 45, at age 22. They have ten children living with them: Elmer, age 16, Estell, age 15, Evert, age 12, Vester, age 10, Lester, age 8, Vessie, age 7, Essie, age 5 11/12, Marie, age 4 5/12, Lorene, age 2 6/12, and Maxine, age 10/12. Elmer, Estell and Evert are all listed as "Laborers" even at such young ages. None of the younger kids (after Evert) are listed as able to read and write or have gone to school. He, Emma and the children were all born in Arkansas. His father was born in Illinois and mother in Missouri. He was a farmer and could read and write.

13 Fresno, California, Deed records, 4431: 335, Release of Mortage Given to Secure Indigent Advances, 23 Aug 1960; Fresno County Clerk's Office, Fresno;

59486
BOOK 4431 PAGE 335
IN THE MATTER OF THE RELEASE OF MORTGAGE
GIVEN TO SECURE INDIGENT ADVANCES

WHEREAS, Otis Eldredge and Emma Eldredge executed a certain mortgage in favor of the County of Fresno, as security for funds advanced on their behalf as county indigents, which mortgage bears date of April 16, 1954, and was recorded May 3, 1954, and Book 3440, Page 627, of Official Records of the County of Fresno, covering property described as follows:

City of Orange Cove: S 50 ft of N 200 ft of E 150 ft of Block 87

WHEREAS, the payment of the sum of $636.78 has been received by the County of Fresno in consideration for the release of said mortgage;
WHEREAS, said Sun is the total amount of County eight advanced, and the County Welfare Department has recommended the release of said mortgage;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Chairman of this Board be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to execute a Release of Mortgage on behalf of the County of Fresno, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said the Release of mortgage be mailed to George A. Hopper, Attorney at Law, 711 Park Blvd., Orange Cove, California, without payment of any sum to the County of Fresno, after first being recorded in the office of the County recorder of Fresno County.

The foregoing is a true and correct copy of
the Resolution of the Board of Supervisors
of the County of Fresno entered in its minutes
of August 23rd, 1960.

Certified by me this 23rd day of August, 1960
J. L. BROWN
By Carl (illegible)
Deputy Clerk
Approved as to form
ROBERT M. WASH, COUNTY COUNSEL
By Robert E. White, Deputy

14 Fresno, California, Deed records, 4431: 336, Release of Mortage, 23 Aug 1960; Fresno County Clerk's Office, Fresno;

BOOK 4431 PAGE 336
Know All Men by These Presents

That the mortgage dated April 16, 1954
made by Otis Eldredge & Emma Eldredge
the parties of the first part, to the County of Fresno, the party of the second part, and recorded in the Office of the County Recorder of the said County of Fresno, State of California, in Book 3440 of Official Records, at page 627, on the 3rd day of May, 1954, covering property described as: City of Orange Cove: S 50 ft of N 200 ft of E 150 ft of Block 87
together with the debt thereby secured, is fully paid, satisfied and discharged.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 23rd day of August, A.D. 1960
County of Fresno
By Norman S. Feley
Chairman, Board of Supervisors
ATTEST:
J. L. BROWN, County Clerk and
Ex-Officio Clerk of the Board
of Supervisors
By Carl (illegible)
Deputy County Clerk

STATE OF CALIFORNIA
COUNTY OF FRESNO

On this 23rd day of August, in the year one thousand nine hundred and sixty before me, J. L. BROWN, County Clerk and Ex-Officio Clerk of the Superior Court in and for said County, which is of the Board of Supervisors of Fresno County, known to me to be the person described in and whose mane is suscribed to and who executed the annexed instrument, and acknowledged to me that he executed the same.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my
hand and affixed the seal of the said court,
at my office in the County of Fresno, the
day and year in this certificate first above
written.
59486
RECORDED AT REQUEST OF
FRESNO COUNTY SUPERVISORS
AT 20 MIN. PAST 2 PM
AUG 24 1960
BOOK 4431 PAGE 335
FRESNO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
J. L. BROWN, COUNTY RECORDER
H. LAMBRITTE
CY DEPUTY RECORDER
FEE nfee

15 Birth Certificate, Boston, Madison, Arkansas; Roll: T623 67; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 66.

16 California Department of Public Health, death certificate 025513 (1957), Gladys Emma Eldredge; California Office of Vital Records, Sacramento;
Gladys Emma Eldredge died 12 Mar 1957 at 1:35 p.m. at Alta District Hospital, Dinuba, California. She had been in the hospital six days. She was born 25 Mar 1884 in Arkansas to Taylor Hamilton, born in Georgia, and her mother whose maiden name was Davis, born in Georgia. Her husband was Otis Eldredge and they lived at 731 11th St., Orange Cove, Fresno County, California. She was buried 16 Mar 1957 at Smith Mountain Cemetery by Cairns Funeral Home. Her cause of death was cardiovascular incident. The informant on the death certificate was Otis Eldredge, Jr.

17 Smith Mountain Cemetery (Dinuba, Tulare County, California), Emma Eldredge monumental inscription, personally read by Autumn Dipert Brown, 9 Nov 2009;
Emma Eldredge
1885 - 1957;
Emma's tombstone is separated from her husband and children's tombstones. Imogene Eldridge indicated that she discussed that they should buy her tombstone and Otis' at the same time but her suggestion was rebuffed.

18 Frances M. Fipps, "Descendants of Levi Eldredge," supplied 2008 by Fipps, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

19 "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 Feb 2008), Gladys Emma Eldredge; California Death Index;
Name: Gladys Emma Eldredge [Gladys Emma Hamilton]
Social Security #: 0
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 25 Mar 1884
Birthplace: Arkansas
Death Date: 12 Mar 1957
Death Place: Tulare
Mother's Maiden Name: Davis
FATHER'S SURNAME: Hamilton



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