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.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know William Jefferson? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Jefferson Aldridge
Myrtle R. "Mirtie" Burgin
Marriage: 9 January 1910
Valirea Aldridge
Dolton G Aldridge
William L Aldridge

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.


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


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.

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.