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Edwin "King of Plungers" Pardridge
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Birth: Oct. 24, 1835
Oneida County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1896
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Edwin Pardridge of the Board of Trade firm of C.W. E. Pardridge, the "King of Plungers" in the wheat pit, died this afternoon at his Prairie Avenue residence of Bright's disease after an acute illness of ten days. He was sixty years old. He leaves a wife and five children.

Source: The New York Times April 18, 1896

Edwin Pardridge was son of Anson Pardridge 1804-1877 and Amanda Field 1804-1890. Along with his brother Charles, he was a merchant in Chicago. When burned out in the Great Chicago Fire, they rebuilt their stores.

He retired from the dry goods business to become a well known trader with the Chicago Board of Trade.

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 Parents:
  Anson Pardridge (1801 - 1877)
  Amanda Field Pardridge (1804 - 1890)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah B. Swallow Pardridge (1842 - 1917)
 
 Children:
  Grace Emily Pardridge Leeming (1867 - 1915)*
  Florence Eva Pardridge Andrews (1876 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Woods Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Teddi Kella-Fuller
Record added: Sep 30, 2011
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Edwin King of Plungers Pardridge
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He was my great grand uncle. May you RIP.
- Teddi Kella-Fuller
 Added: Sep. 30, 2011
 
 
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