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 Mary High <I>Williams</I> Eldridge

Mary High Williams Eldridge

Birth
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 9 Jun 1885 (aged 25)
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA
Burial Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA
Plot #2618 Sec 1 Lot 159 w/ Agnes, Jacob and sons Wm V and Charlie
Memorial ID 27764982 · View Source
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Dtr of Charles Clark and Eliza Miller Williams who came to Davenport in 1844 among the early settlers and members of the Presbyterian Church. Sibs: Jane Henderson, Rebecca M, Alexander Fraser, Margaret Clark, Anna Clark, William Belden, Frances W. and 2 deceased babies dead by 1876.
Obit: Davenport Democrat Wed 10 Jun 1885: Mrs Mary H. wife of Jacob M. Eldridge was called home this morning at eleven o-clock. This most excellent wife and mother was born in Newark, NJ on the 27th day of Sept 1828 and came to Davenport with her father and D. C. Eldridge in 1843 and was married to her now bereaved husband July 25, 1851. Her father died of cholera in this town in 1851. Her mother died in Nebraska in 1876.
Mrs. Eldridge had been in poor health for about five years suffering from nervous prostration, and much confined to her room, though riding out now and then, and even as recently as on Monday of this week. Her husband took her to their daughter in Dakota a few years since, hoping for a change for the better in that climate, but to no purpose. The immediate cause of her death was paralysis which came upon her but a few days since.
She leaves a family of six children - Miss Dr. R. T. Eldridge, of Boone, Iowa, Mrs. S. L. Glaspell, Jamestown, Dakota, Mrs. George Bawden, Muscatine, Frank and Minnie and George who live here. Of her near relatives there are several living - Mr. A. F. Williams and Mrs. N. W. McCandish (Frances) of this city, Mrs. Ezra Millard (Anna) of Omaha and (Jane)Mrs. Gen Wm. E. Vandeveer of California.
This devoted wife and mother was a member of the Presbyterian church - was known for her many charities, her long and patient suffering and was beloved by all who knew her and were about her. Though for some days deprived of the power of speech, her going to the better land was in perfect peace, surrounded by husband and four of her younger children. It was the first breaking of a large and happy family circle. The funeral takes place on Friday afternoon at 2 o-clock from the family residence, 16th [Kirkwood Blvd] and [1530] Farnam. Interment at Oakdale.
Married Jacob Mullen Eldridge 25 Jun 1851 in Davenport. His 2nd marriage after Mary Louisa Woodward.
They lived on a farm on Jersey Ridge Rd not yet a part of Davenport - named by Jacob because it reminded him of his birth home in Haddonfield, NJ. All 9 of their children were born here. They purchased the house on Farnam because the fruit farm was not so lucrative and the children needed to get to schools easier. They lived here until after Jacob's death.


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  • Created by: Carol
  • Added: 23 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27764982
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary High Williams Eldridge (27 Sep 1859–9 Jun 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27764982, citing Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Carol (contributor 47303245) .