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James Aldon Ethridge
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Birth: Dec. 28, 1913
Mount Zion (Hancock County)
Hancock County
Georgia, USA
Death: Oct. 10, 2003
Comer
Madison County
Georgia, USA

He was the twelfth of fourteen children in a farming family.His mother died when he was nine and he had a debilitating leg injury at 12.Studying long into the night,he graduated valedictorian of Sandersville High in 1933. This achievement earned him a partial scholarship at Mercer in Macon, Georgia. Working the entire time while at Mercer, he graduated Magna Cum Laude in chemistry.He attended graduate school at the University of Richmond in Virginia and then took a teaching post at Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon,Georgia.When WWII was about to break out, he joined the civil service as an ammunition inspector. He worked all over the world until his retirement in 1972, ending his career in Alaska.During this time he invented several devices and initiated practices and procedures still in use today. The love of his life married him in 1942. They had two sons, three grandchildren,and one great grandchild before his death. (Details from eulogy delivered by one of his sons.)Two more great grandchildren have since been born, twins. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Marion Ethridge (1868 - 1945)
  Dora Azilee Dalton Ethridge (1876 - 1923)
 
 Spouse:
  LaTrelle Lanier Ethridge (1920 - 2011)*
 
 Siblings:
  Grady Lyle Ethridge (1898 - 1966)*
  Joel Eric Ethridge (1902 - 1988)*
  Gary B. Ethridge (1910 - 1946)*
  James Aldon Ethridge (1913 - 2003)
  William M. Ethridge (1918 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Comer City Memorial Cemetery
Madison County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: Lanie Mason
Originally Created by: Gail L. Hannah
Record added: Feb 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48268503
James Aldon Ethridge
Added by: Ed Saye
 
James Aldon Ethridge
Added by: Ed Saye
 
 
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Happy Birthday!
- Gail L. Hannah
 Added: Dec. 28, 2012
Missing you today.
- Gail L. Hannah
 Added: Oct. 10, 2012
Greatly missed.
- Gail L. Hannah
 Added: Jun. 4, 2010
 
 
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