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
Emma Catherine Jerdon
Marriage: 25 October 1885
Emery Alvinza Eldridge
Ivan Adelbert Eldridge
Gordon Annis Eldridge
John Wallace Eldridge
Ellen Almira Eldridge
Enid Catherine Eldridge
Julia Amanda Eldridge

Spouse and Children

25 October 1885
Butler, Nebraska, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Egbert Jourdan


    Almira Whaley




+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.

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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