Levi Thomas ELDREDGE
(1845-1925)
Effie Jane McNELONS
(1855-1939)
Zachary Taylor HAMILTON
(1847-1923)
Paralee DAVIS
(1853-1899)
Otis ELDREDGE
(1882-1960)
Gladys Emma HAMILTON
(1886-1957)

Elmer ELDRIDGE
(1913-1992)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Virgie Etta HAMILTON

Elmer ELDRIDGE 2 3

  • Born: 17 May 1913, Mulberry Township, Johnson County, Arkansas, United States 4
  • Marriage: Virgie Etta HAMILTON on 6 Dec 1936 in Davenport, Lincoln County, Oklahoma, United States 1
  • Died: 27 May 1992, McGehee, Desha County, Arkansas, United States at age 79 5
  • Buried: 1992, McGehee, Desha County, Arkansas, United States

bullet   Another name for Elmer was Elmer ELDREDGE.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Social Security Number: 440-18-9942: , , Oklahoma, United States. 6

Census: 1920, 2 Mar 1920, Mulberry Township, Johnson County, Arkansas, United States. 7

Census: U.S. Federal, 18 Apr 1930, Hill Township, Johnson County, Arkansas, United States. 8

Residence, 6 Dec 1936, Davenport, Lincoln County, Oklahoma, United States. He married Vergie Hamilton in Lincoln County, Oklahoma and was listed "of Davenport, Oklahoma" on the marriage Certificate.

Military: Inducted Into The Navy, 15 Mar 1945.

Military: Discharge, 31 Jan 1946.

Residence, 1951, McGehee, Desha County, Arkansas, United States. 9

Residence, 26 Aug 1968, , , Arkansas, United States. 10

Residence, 27 May 1992, McGehee, Desha County, Arkansas, United States. 9


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Elmer married Virgie Etta HAMILTON, daughter of James Martin HAMILTON and Ruth Naomi PENCE, on 6 Dec 1936 in Davenport, Lincoln County, Oklahoma, United States.1 (Virgie Etta HAMILTON was born on 28 Nov 1916 in Boston, Madison County, Arkansas, United States,11 died on 18 Dec 1970 in McGehee, Desha County, Arkansas, United States 12 and was buried on 20 Dec 1970 in McGehee, Desha County, Arkansas, United States 13.)


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1 Marriage Certificate,

No. 12357
MARRIAGE RECORD
And now, to-wit, on the 4th day of December A.D. 1936, personally appeard before me Elmer Eldridge, he being legally competent to make and take an oath, and having personal knowledge of the facts herein set forth, and made the following:

APPLICATION AND AFFIDAVIT FOR MARRIAGE LICENSE
I, Elmer Eldridge of Lincoln County, State of Oklahoma, aged 23 years, do solemnly swear that I am acquainted with the parties named in the following schedule and the facts therein set forth.

Names of PartiesAgeColorPlace of BirthResidence
Elmer Eldridge, Groom23WArkansasDavenport, Okla
Vergie Hamilton, Bride20WArkansasDenver, Colo.

And that the said parties or either of them are not disqualified or incapable under the law of entering into the marriage relation, nor are they of relationship prohibited by law, and that neither of said parties have ever been afflicted with venereal disease.

Elmer Eldridge
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 4th day of December 1936.
GLENN PARROTT, Deputy Court Clerk.

Being satisfied of the truth and sufficiency, and that there are no legal impediments to such marriage the application is hereby granted.

LAURA HARRIS, Court Clerk.
By GLENN PARROTT, Deputy.

Filed the 4th day of December 1936.

LAURA HARIS, Court Clerk.
Lincoln County, Oklahoma
By GLENN PARROTT, Deputy
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MARRIAGE LICENSE
County Court of Lincoln County, Chandler, Oklahoma

To Any Person Authorized to Perform the Marriage Ceremony--GREETING:
You are hereby authorized to join in marriage Elmer Eldridge of Davenport, Okla, aged 23 years, and Virgie Hamilton of Denver, Colo., aged 20 years, and of this license you will make due return to my office within thirty days from this date.
WITNESS my hand and official seal, this 4th day of December A.D. 1936.
LAURA HARRIS, Court Clerk.
By GLENN PARROTT, Deputy
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CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE
I, B. B. Grigsby, a Justice of the Peace of Davenport, of Lincoln County, Oklahoma, do hereby certify that I joined in marriage the persons named in and authorized by this license to be married, on the 6th day of December 1936, at Davenport, in ____, in Lindoln County, Oklahoma, in the presence of Otis Eldridge of Davenport, Okla
and Willie Stewart of Yale, Okla
My credentials filed in Lincoln County, Oklahoma, recorded in Book _____, Page _____.

Signed: B. F. Grigsby
Official designation Justice of the Peace
Filed the 8th day of December 1936.
LAURA HARRIS, Court Clerk.
By B.B. Deputy.

2 Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index," database, Ancesty(www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 Jun 2009), entry for Elmer Eldridge, 1992, SS no. 440-18-9942;
Name: Elmer Eldridge
SSN: 440-18-9942
Last Residence: 71654 Mc Gehee, Desha, Arkansas, United States of America
Born: 17 May 1913
Died: 27 May 1992
State (Year) SSN issued: Oklahoma (Before 1951)

3 Compiled service record, Elmer Eldridge, Seaman, First Class, 147th and 125th Naval Construction Battalion; World War II; National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis.

4 Birth Certificate.

5 Arkansas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Certificate, 92-008687.

6 Ancestry.com, Social Security Death Index (Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006).

7 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.

8 1930 U.S. census, Johnson, Arkansas population schedule; digital images, Ancesty(www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626;
He 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.

9 Dec 1970, Obituary of Vergie Hamilton Eldridge.

Mrs. Eldridge

Mrs. Virgie Hamilton Eldridge, 54, died last Friday morning, December 18, at her home in McGehee. She had been a resident fo McGehee for the past nineteen years and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Elmer Eldridge; a son Elmer Eldridge, Jr. of Little Rock; a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Ruth Dipert of Arlington, Texas; her mother, Mrs. Ruth Hamilton of McGehee; four brothers, Elmer Hamilton of McGehee; Ervin Hamilton of Quincy, Ohio, Everett Hamilton and Harold Hamilton, both of Fort Worth, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Chidester of Dumas, Mrs. Marvie Whatley of McGehee and Mrs. Ruby Beavers of Spring Hill, La., and three grandchildren.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Mason Craig, officiating. Burial was in the McGehee Cemetery by Dyer Funeral Home.

10 "E. E. Ellridge [sic]," (Fresno)Fresno Bee, 26 Aug 1968, p. 6B;
ORANGE COVE-Funeral services for E. E. "Blackie" Eldridge, 44, who was killed by a train, will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Cairns Reedley Chapel. Burial will be in Smith Mountain Cemetery.
Eldridge, a native of Arkansas, live here for the last 22 years. His last place of residence was 902 12th St. He was a construction worker.
Surviving are six brothers, Otis Eldridge of San Jose, Elmer Eldridge of Arkansas, Everett Eldridge of Sacramento, Lester Eldridge of Oklahoma, Vester Eldridge of Santa Maria and Vessie Eldridge of Boise, Idaho; four sisters, Mrs. Esther Ward of Dinuba, Mrs. Lorene Taylor of Sanger, Mrs. Martha Stewart of Orange Cove and Mrs. Maxine Holt of Fresno.

11 Delayed Birth Certificate, Arkansas #62-000+92.

ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF HEALTH-BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
DELAYED BIRTH CERTIFICATE

1.Place of Birth of Chile: CountyMadison
City or TownPettigrew
Street No. or Rural RouteRoute 1
2.Full Name at BirthVirgie Etta Hamilton
3.Is Child Male or Female?Female
4.What is Child's Color or Race?White
5.What was date of Child's Birth?28 Nov 1916
6.Father's Full NameMartin Hamilton
7.Wheres was Father living at the time of this birth?Pettigrew, Ark
8.What is Father's color?White
9.What was Father's age at time of birth?25
10.In what State or Country was Father born?Ark.
11.Mother's Maiden NameRuth Pence
12.Where was Mother living at the time of this birth?Pettigrew, Ark
13.What is Mother's color?White
14.What was Mother's age at time of birth?20
15.In what State or Country was Mother born?Ohio
16.Number of Children born to this Mother up to and including this child? [blank]
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AFFIDAVIT
State of Arkansas
County of Desha
I hereby swear under oath in full knowledge of the penalties of the law for false statement tha, to my best knowledge and belief, the facts above stated are true and correct in every particular. I am related to this child as [blank] (Attending physician, midwife, parent, or person at least twelve years older having knowledge of birt) and my present age is 65 years.
(Signed) Ruth Hamilton
Subscribed in my presence and sworn to before me this 5 day of Feb., 1962

Louis N Burgess
(Notary Public or Other Official Empowered to Execute Oaths)
My Commission Expires Sept. 30, 1965
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Filed Feb. 16, 1962J.T. Herron, MD State Registrar
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12 Arkansas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Certificate, 70-018734. Registration District No.:22
Certificate Number: 70-018734

1. Place of Death
a. CountyDesha
b. City, Town, LocationMcGehee
c. Inside City Limits?Yes
d. Name of HospitalResidence-509 S. 4th
2.Usual Residence
a. StateArkansas
b. CountyDesha
c. City, Town, LocationMcGehee
c. Street Address509 S. 4th
d. Inside City Limits?Yes
3.Name of Deceased: Virgie Etta Eldridge
4.Date of Death: December 18, 1970, 1:00 am
5.Sex: Female
6.Color or Race: White
7.Social Security Number: 432-60-3633
8.Birth Date: 11-28-1916
9.Age:54
If under 1 year:Months Days
If under 24 hours:HoursMinutes
10.a. Usual Occupation:Clerk-Department Store-Housewife
b. Kind of Business:
11.Place of Birth:Arkansas
12.Citizen of what Country:U.S.A.
13.Marital Status:Married
14.Surviving Spouse:Elmer Eldridge
15.Father-Name:Martin Hamilton
16.Mother-Maiden Name:Ruth Pence
17.a. Informant Name:Elmer Eldridge
b. Mailing Address: 509 S. 4th-McGehee, Arkansas 71654
18.Cause of Death
(A)Coronary occlusion due to or as a consequence of
Approximate interval between Onset and Death:Immediate
(B)due to or as a consequence of
Approximate interval between Onset and Death:
(C)410.9
Approximate interval between Onset and Death:
19.Other Significant Conditions:
a. Autopsy:No
b. Findings considered:Y or N
20.a. Accident, Suicide, Homicide, or Undetermined:
b. Date of Injury:
c. Hour:
d. How Injury Occurred:
21.a. Physician attended from01-15-68
b. to 12-17-77
c. Last seen:12-17-77
d. View body after death?Yes
e. Time of death:12:12 am
22.a. On the basis of the examination of the body and/or the investigation, in my opinion, death occurred on the date and due to the cause(s) stated.
Hour of Death:1:00 am
b. The decedent was pronounced dead 12-18-70 5:30 am
23.a. Signature:[signature
b. Name:L.R. Turney, M.D.
c. Date Signed:12-24-70
d. Address:McGehee, Ark
24.a. Burial?:Burial
b. Cemetery:McGehee Cemetery
c. Location:McGehee, Arkansas
d. Burial date:12-20-1970
25.Funeral Home:David R. Dupwe #1006-Dyer Funeral Home, Inc.-McGehee, Ark. 71654
Drawer B, Huntsville, AR 72740
26.Embalmer:[signed] David R. Dupwe
License Number:1023
27.Date Rec'd by Local Reg.:12-28-70
28.Registrar's SignatureBetty Montgomery.

13 Dec 1970, Obituary of Vergie Hamilton Eldridge, McGehee Cemetary.

Mrs. Eldridge

Mrs. Virgie Hamilton Eldridge, 54, died last Friday morning, December 18, at her home in McGehee. She had been a resident fo McGehee for the past nineteen years and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Elmer Eldridge; a son Elmer Eldridge, Jr. of Little Rock; a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Ruth Dipert of Arlington, Texas; her mother, Mrs. Ruth Hamilton of McGehee; four brothers, Elmer Hamilton of McGehee; Ervin Hamilton of Quincy, Ohio, Everett Hamilton and Harold Hamilton, both of Fort Worth, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Chidester of Dumas, Mrs. Marvie Whatley of McGehee and Mrs. Ruby Beavers of Spring Hill, La., and three grandchildren.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Mason Craig, officiating. Burial was in the McGehee Cemetery by Dyer Funeral Home.



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