|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1917|
|Death: ||Mar. 15, 1919|
Information from Memories of Lynch Family 1983: On December 9, 1909 Oscar Aldridge married Ora Grace Lynch in Arkansas. He was a farmer and they lived in Arkansas until after their first child was born; then they moved to Oklahoma. They had four children: Thomas, Herman, Josie & Mary. Thomas was born in Arkansas. Herman was born in Oklahoma. Then they moved to Porterville, California where the two girls Josie & Mary were born.
Oscar died February 15 1917 at age 33 from pulmonary tuberculosis and is buried in Vandalia Cemetery, Porterville, California. Grace died December 7, 1918 and is buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Los Angeles, California.
Sometime after Oscar died, Euphia (child of Grace from a previous marriage) and Mary stayed with Earl Lynch Family where Mary died at age 2. Josie died at 3 months of age. Mary and Josie are both buried in the Vandalia Cemetery, Porterville, California, where their father is buried.
Herman lived with his Uncle Earl Lynch and Tom stayed with his Uncle Charles Lynch until they old enough to be on their own. Herman died in 1971 and Thomas died in 1985.
The picture shows the burial site of Josie Aldridge. Her grave is located in Area 2, Block 126, lot 1, grave 3. According to family records, Oscar & Mary are buried in this same cemetery, but their exact location has not yet been determined. Around 1917 it seems that all burials were in this side of the cemetery, so they are most likely nearby.
Picture and search for burial sites courtesy of Deane & Linda Rhoadarmer
Oscar Aldridge (1883 - 1917)
Ora Grace Lynch Smith Aldridge (1888 - 1918)
Euphia J. Smith Waddill (1905 - 1986)**
Josie Ramona Aldridge (1915 - 1916)*
Mary Aldridge (1917 - 1919)
Created by: William Price Lynch
Record added: Dec 04, 2010
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