William Jefferson Aldridge

Brief Life History of William Jefferson

When William Jefferson Aldridge was born on 16 February 1887, in Amory, Monroe, Mississippi, United States, his father, Tarpley McKinley Aldridge, was 37 and his mother, Susan Clementine Streetman, was 27. He married Myrtle R. "Mirtie" Burgin on 9 January 1910, in Franklin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Dawson, Texas, United States in 1930 and Lamb, Texas, United States in 1950. He died on 15 February 1966, in Littlefield, Lamb, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Littlefield Cemetery, Littlefield, Lamb, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Jefferson Aldridge
1887–1966
Myrtle R. "Mirtie" Burgin
1890–1979
Marriage: 9 January 1910
Valirea Aldridge
1910–1912
Dolton G Aldridge
1914–
William L Aldridge
1916–1973

Sources (21)

  • William J Aldridge, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Will Aldridge, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • William J Aldridge, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1904

Historical Boundaries: 1904: Lamb, Texas, United States

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English:

from the Middle English personal names Alrich or Elrich and Aldrich or Eldrich, 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’.

habitational name from Aldridge (Staffordshire), Aldridge Grove in Hampden (Buckinghamshire), or from a similarly named unidentified place in the West Midlands, recorded in Domesday Book as Alrewic, from Old English alor ‘alder’ + wīc ‘specialized farmstead’.

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

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