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 Jay Glover Eldridge

Jay Glover Eldridge

Birth
Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Death Aug 1962 (aged 86)
Burial Moscow, Latah County, Idaho, USA
Plot Old Section Block 8
Memorial ID 23099149 · View Source
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Eldridge spent his child­hood in Mis­sou­ri, Kan­sas, and Pen­field, New York. He stu­died mo­dern lan­guag­es at Yale Un­i­ver­si­ty and taught Ger­man there. In 1896, he grad­u­at­ed Phi Be­ta Kap­pa from Yale, and spent a year in Ger­ma­ny be­fore ac­cept­ing a po­si­tion in 1901 as Pro­fess­or of Mo­dern Lan­guag­es at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ida­ho. Two years lat­er, he was ap­point­ed Dean of the Faculty, the first Dean cre­at­ed there.

In World War I, El­dridge served in France with the Young Men's Chris­tian As­so­ci­a­tion. He re­turned to Un­i­ver­si­ty of Idaho af­ter the war, where he helped found a Phi Be­ta Kap­pa chap­ter in 1923; he lat­er served as chap­ter pre­si­dent. He was al­so pre­si­dent of the Mos­cow Chor­al So­ci­ety (1930-31), a lead­er in the re­gion­al Pres­by­ter­ian Church or­gan­i­za­tion, and Grand Mas­ter of the Ma­son­ic Lodge in Ida­ho. He served var­ious roles in the Mas­ons un­til poor health cur­tailed his ac­tiv­i­ties in 1955.


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  • Maintained by: jbc
  • Originally Created by: Kathleen Peck Probasco Ketchum
  • Added: 25 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23099149
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jay Glover Eldridge (8 Nov 1875–Aug 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23099149, citing Moscow Cemetery, Moscow, Latah County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by jbc (contributor 47682938) .