Joseph Underwood Eldredge Sr

Male10 October 1843–26 July 1934

Brief Life History of Joseph Underwood

When Joseph Underwood Eldredge Sr was born on 10 October 1843, in Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Elnathan Eldredge III, was 32 and his mother, Ruth Baker, was 33. He married Vianna Merrill Pratt on 30 October 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Meadowville, Rich, Utah, United States in 1880 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1867. He died on 26 July 1934, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Underwood Eldredge Sr
Vianna Merrill Pratt
Marriage: 30 October 1870
Ruth Vianna Eldredge
Ora Eldredge
Orrie Eldredge
Joseph Underwood Eldredge Junior
Frank Milando Eldredge
Della Cynthia Ann Eldredge
Lulabel Eldredge
Orson Pratt Eldredge
Vera Eldredge

Sources (58)

  • Joseph W Eldredge in entry for Vera Eldredge, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
  • Joseph Underwood Eldredge, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • J W Eldredge in entry for Robert Donald Walker and Vera Eldredge Doherty, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 October 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 24

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English (London): variant of Eldridge .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    Elnathan Eldredge -Pioneer: Compiled by Ruth Eldredge Swenson 1972

    Elnathan Eldredge -Pioneer Elnathan Eldredge was born in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, on 19 June 1811. He was the son of Elnathan Eldredge and Jane Wixom. He was a seafaring man during his ear …

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