Jeptha Washington Aldridge

28 April 1863–28 November 1930 (Age 67)
San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States

The Life of Jeptha Washington

When Jeptha Washington Aldridge was born on 28 April 1863, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, his father, David Lehi Aldridge, was 27 and his mother, Minerva Caroline Weeks, was 30. He married Nellie Viola Ames on 10 April 1887, in San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in San Bernardino Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1900. He died on 28 November 1930, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Mountain View, Santa Clara, California, United States.

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Jeptha Washington Aldridge
Nellie Viola Ames
Marriage: 10 April 1887
Lois Beryl Aldridge
Harold Aldridge

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10 April 1887
San Bernardino, California, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 6

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 18

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:1. variant of Aldrich . 2. habitational name from a place in the West Midlands called Aldridge; it is recorded in Domesday Book as Alrewic, from Old English alor ‘alder’ + wīc ‘dwelling’, ‘farmstead’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jeptaha Aldrick in household of David Aldrick, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jeptha W Aldridge, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jeptha W Aldredge, "United States Census, 1930"

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