Desiah B. Eldridge

1860–1938 (Age 78)
Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Desiah B.

When Desiah B. Eldridge was born on 6 January 1860, in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, William Wixom Eldredge, was 42 and her mother, Dorcas Young, was 33. She married James Alvers Gould on 13 December 1879, in Orleans, Linn, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870 and Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States for about 30 years. She died on 5 March 1938, at the age of 78.

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James Alvers Gould
Desiah B. Eldridge
Marriage: 13 December 1879

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13 December 1879
Orleans, Linn, Oregon, United States




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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 3

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, Eldric, a variant of Aldrich .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Desiah B Eldridge in household of William W Eldridge, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Desire B Eldridge in household of William W Eldridge, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Desire B Eldrige in household of William W Eldrige, "United States Census, 1870"

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