Emma Catherine Jerdon

23 October 1869–20 April 1955 (Age 85)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Emma Catherine

When Emma Catherine Jerdon was born on 23 October 1869, in Missouri, United States, her father, James Egbert Jourdan, was 25 and her mother, Almira Whaley, was 20. She married Edgar Alvinzia Eldridge on 25 October 1885, in Butler, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Macon, Macon, Missouri, United States in 1930 and Johnson Township, Polk, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 20 April 1955, in Polk, Missouri, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Humansville, Polk, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edgar Alvinzia Eldridge
1848–1926
Emma Catherine Jerdon
1869–1955
Marriage: 25 October 1885
Emery Alvinza Eldridge
1886–1964
Ivan Adelbert Eldridge
1888–1964
Gordon Annis Eldridge
1890–1965
John Wallace Eldridge
1893–1978
Ellen Almira Eldridge
1895–1989
Enid Catherine Eldridge
1897–
Julia Amanda Eldridge
1902–1988

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 October 1885
Butler, Nebraska, United States
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

    James Egbert Jourdan

    Male1844–1915Male

    Almira Whaley

    Female1849–1937Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1871

Age 2

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 23

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

Possibly French: from a metathesized short form of a Germanic personal name containing frid ‘peace’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Emma Jordan in household of Samuel Whaley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emma Eldridge, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emma Eldridge in household of Edgar Eldridge, "United States Census, 1920"

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