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Joseph Aldridge
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Birth: 1830
Tennessee, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1903
Tuolumne County
California, USA

Joe came to Tuolumne County in 1853 after the heavy winter that turned the freight roads into mires of mud and cut Sonora off from food and supplies. He married the teen-aged Ruth Parnell about 1858. In the 1860s, Joe was a toll bridge keeper, a miner, a farmer, and a stockraiser settling in the Green Springs area. Joe and Ruth produced a large family before she died in 1873. The family remained in the Green Springs area while the children were young, before Joe moved down into the Oakdale area in the 1880s where he continued to farm and work as a teamster. His farming operations moved to the grain fields of eastern Stanislaus and Merced counties in the early 1890s before returning to Tuolumne County by the end of the decade. He continued to work as a day laborer until his death. While clearing timber near the Eagle-Shawmut Mine near Chinese Camp, a surface mining blast from significant distance threw a rock fragment that severed his foot. He died the following day from the injury. He was buried by the C.H. Burden Undertaking Company in the Sonora City Cemetery 20 Sep 1903. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ruth R. Parnell Aldridge (1842 - 1873)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Ellen Aldridge McCormick (1862 - 1950)*
  Richard Aldridge (1870 - ____)*
  Ruth E. Aldridge Dodsworth (1872 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sonora City Cemetery
Sonora
Tuolumne County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Brad Reinhardt
Originally Created by: Melissa Lively Sherry
Record added: Dec 18, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32257790
Joseph Aldridge
Added by: Brad Reinhardt
 
Joseph Aldridge
Added by: Brad Reinhardt
 
 
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- R. Bowles-Meentzen
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- Melissa Lively Sherry
 Added: Jan. 8, 2012
 
 
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