Anna Eldridge

1852–
Camden, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Anna

When Anna Eldridge was born in 1852, in Camden, New Jersey, United States, her father, Michael Eldridge, was 36 and her mother, Margaret Hayes, was 34.

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Family Time Line

Michael Eldridge
1816–1877
Margaret Hayes
1818–1865
Lewis Hayes Eldridge
1845–
Joshua D. Eldridge
1847–
Samuel Eldridge
1849–
Anna Eldridge
1852–
Albert Eldridge
1854–1937

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World Events (3)

1861

Age 9

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).
1863

Age 11

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

Age 11

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.

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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