Oliver H. Perry Aldridge

28 January 1830–15 December 1864 (Age 34)
Posey, Indiana, United States

The Life of Oliver H. Perry

When Oliver H. Perry Aldridge was born on 28 January 1830, in Posey, Indiana, United States, his father, William Alldridge, was 50 and his mother, Rhoda Roberson, was 29. He married Elizabeth Fowler on 11 February 1851. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Floyd Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 15 December 1864, in Pine Bluff, Jefferson, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Fairfield Cemetery, Port Byron Township, Rock Island, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oliver H. Perry Aldridge
Elizabeth Fowler
Marriage: 11 February 1851
Charles Leonard Alldredge
William Hylander Alldredge
Isabell Aldredge
Oliver Perry Aldridge

Spouse and Children

11 February 1851


    Charles Leonard Alldredge


    William Hylander Alldredge


    Isabell Aldredge


    Oliver Perry Aldridge


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World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 2

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 6

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 11

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

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)

  • Perry Alldredge, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Oliver Perry Aldredge, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Perry Alldredge in entry for William Hylander Alldredge, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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