Alfred Joshua Eldridge was recorded in the 1880 US census for Marion County, Missouri as being aged 30 born Illinois with a wife of Mary A aged 20 and children William H aged 4, Charles R aged 2 and Albert L aged 4 months. On this census Alfred's father is shown as being born in Tennessee and his mother in Illinois.
Alfred is next recorded in the 1900 census for Scott County, Missouri as being aged 60 born Illinois with a wife Sarah aged 36 and their son Boyd. Also in his household is his son Charles aged 23 and his recently married wife Sarah aged 15. On the death of Charles Robert in 1919 the informant, A J Eldridge of Morley, Missouri is assumed to be his father.
Alfred remains in Scott County for the 1910, 1920 and 1930 census and in these his wife is Rovana (or Luvania), having married her in 1903. In the 1910 census three of her children from her previous marriage to Robert Gann are in the household and Alfred is shown as having married four times.
In the 1900 to 1930 census Alfred's parents are shown as being born in Ireland and his age in these four census all suggest a 1840 birth year. This conflicts with the detail on the 1880 census suggesting a 1850 birth year and US born parents. On his death his daughter Bertha is the informant and his parents are shown as James Edward Eldridge and Lizzie Thorp, both born Ireland. Alfred is shown as being born in Jacksonville, Illinois which accords with Morgan County, Illinois shown as the birthplace of the father of Robert Charles Eldridge, on his death when A J Eldridge was the informant.
CAUTION: The obituary of Paul Dean Eldridge shows his parents as Ray Eldridge and Mildred Lorene Ivey. Ray is assumed to be Harold Ray Eldridge in this descendent list
Updated 29 March 2020
Alfred Joshua Eldridge ( -1934) m 1873 Mary Ann Thorp (1860- ) | | | William Harvey Eldridge (1875-1942) | m 1897 Linnie M Elkins (1881-1967) | | | | | Earnest Robert Eldridge (1898-1964) | | m 1922 Alice Holder (1906-1977) | | | | | | | William Gill Eldridge (1923-2008) | | | m 1942 Anna Sue Lindsey (1924-1995) | | | | | | | | | Charles Eldridge ( - ) | | | | | | | m 1946 Veda Maxine Smotherman (1930-2008) | | | Ernest Robert Eldridge (1924-1929) | | | Aaron Edward Eldridge (1927-1996) | | | m 1948 Audrey Mae Wicker (1928-2006) | | | Allie Marie Eldridge (1929-1976) | | | m 1943 James Charles Russell (1925-1988) | | | | | | | | | James Aaron Russell ( - ) | | | | Roy Lee Russell ( - ) | | | | | | | Cleveland Eldridge (1930-1976) | | | (Unknown) Eldridge ( - ) | | | m ( ) Jack Bagley ( - ) | | | Gene Allen Eldridge (1940-1998) | | | Wanda Sue Eldridge (1942- ) | | | m ( ) Lewis J Russell (1945-1988) | | | m ( ) Rayburn Dale Williams (1939-2007) | | | | | Katie May Eldridge (1899-1978) | | m 1914 William Cash (1894- ) | | | | | | | Bernie J Cash (1916- ) | | | Hazel Marie Cash (1919- ) | | | James Edward Cash (1920- ) | | | Helen Cash (1923- ) | | | William Cleveland Cash (1925-1999) | | | Harold Verilus Cash (1928- ) | | | Imogene Cash (1931- ) | | | | | Bertie Eldridge (1902- ) | | m ( ) (Unknown) Borders ( - ) | | Corena Eldridge (1903-1965) | | m ( ) (Unknown) ( - ) | | | | | | | Louis (Unknown) (1924- ) | | | | | m 1936 Paul Samuel Luckett (1910-1968) | | Cleveland Presnell Eldridge (1906-1979) | | m 1934 Jewell Gunter (1915- ) | | m 1950 Ilene Curtis ( - ) | | Arlene Eldridge (1907-1975) | | m ( ) (Unknown) Trantham ( - ) | | Harry William Eldridge (1910-1978) | | m 1929 Robbie Irene Berry (1913- ) | | | | | | | Dorothy Eldridge (1931- ) | | | | | m 1940 Mildred Eileen Chromister (1921-2000) | | | | | | | Charlotte A Eldridge (1941- ) | | | m 1962 Richard John Coursey (1934-2004) | | | | | | | Kenneth D Coursey ( - ) | | | Sharron R Coursey ( - ) | | | | | Leone Eldridge (1913- ) | | m 1929 (Unknown) Barns ( - ) | | m ( ) (Unknown) Kilgore ( - ) | | Harold Ray Eldridge (1915-1974) | | (partner) Mildred Lorene Ivey ( - ) | | | | | | | Paul Dean Eldridge (1940-2018) | | | m 1958 Shirley Jean Naile (1942- ) | | | | | | | Ronnie Lee Eldridge (1958-1958) | | | Richard Paul Eldridge ( - ) | | | Robert Glen Eldridge (1961- ) | | | m ( ) Pamela J (1961- ) | | | | | m 1942 Anna Bell McIntyre (1919-1991) | | | | | | | Barbara Ann Eldridge ( - ) | | | Nonna Rae Eldridge (1944- ) | | | m ( ) (Unknown) Zugmaier ( - ) | | | m 1984 Martin Pelch (1950- ) | | | Ed Eldridge ( - ) | | | | | Geneva Lillian Eldridge (1919-1992) | | m 1935 Joe Fredie Hurley (1915-1993) | | | | | Fred Ray Hurley (1938-2015) | | Donald Edwin Hurley (1942-2011) | | James Lee Hurley (1944-2010) | | | Charles Robert Eldridge (1877-1919) | m 1900 Sarah R Engler (1884- ) | | | | | Agnes R Eldridge (1902-1921) | | | Albert L Eldridge (1880- ) | m ( ) Sarah (Unknown) (1863- ) | | | Boyd Eldridge (1899- ) | m 1903 Rovana Haynes (1861-1945) | Bertha Opal Eldridge (1907-1944) m 1923 Lawrence Edward Halley (1881-1958) | | | Lyman Artill Halley (1924-1982) | Louis Frank Halley (1926- ) | Harold Lee Halley (1928-2003) | Wanda Louis Halley (1933- ) | Mary Ruth Halley (1936-2019) | William Joe Halley (1939- ) | Alfred Otis Eldridge (1909-1969) m 1941 Elizabeth Doster (1910- )