Rufus H Eldridge

March 1860–5 July 1932 (Age 72)
Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Rufus H

When Rufus H Eldridge was born in March 1860, in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Eldredge Jr., was 44 and his mother, Lucy Eldredge, was 42. He married Eliza M. Crosby on 27 May 1883, in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870 and Boston Ward 5, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. He died on 5 July 1932, in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72.

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Rufus H Eldridge
Eliza M. Crosby
Marriage: 27 May 1883
Lucy Anna Eldredge
Christopher H. Eldredge
Florence Maria Eldredge

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 May 1883Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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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 (southeastern): from the Middle English personal name Elrich or Eldrich, variants of Alrich and Aldrich, representing any one of three Old English personal names, Æthelrīc, Ælfrīc, and Ealdrīc, formed respectively from æthel- ‘noble’, ælf ‘elf, sprite’, and (e)ald ‘old, honored’ + rīc ‘ruler’ (see Aldridge ). The name might also be a variant of Eldrett, a variant of Aldred , which often occurs in Middle English as Aldret and Eldret, and might have been associated with Eldridge as a result of surname confusion.

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

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    Sources (20)

    • Rufus H. Eldredge in entry for Christopher H. Eldredge, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
    • Rufus H Eldredge in household of Jessie Hall, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Rufus H Eldredge in entry for Piâter Dumont and Lucy Eldredge, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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