Mabel Lee Eldridge was born on 27 November 1915, in Texas, United States as the daughter of Willie Eldridge. She married Paul Selke Barber on 2 January 1955, in Wichita, Texas, United States. She died on 2 July 1999, in Anadarko, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Memory Lane Cemetery, Anadarko, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States.
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.