Henry is shown in the 1900 census for Cheneyville in Rapides Parish in Louisiana as being a farmer of black colour born in Louisiana with his surname shown as Elder. This spelling was also used for the 1910 census. In later census and his death record his surname is shown as Eldridge. A transcript of a Social Security application shows his parents as Robert Eldridge and Mittie Cobbie however no record of them has been located.
Updated 2 August 2018
Robert Eldridge ( - ) m ( ) Mittie Cobbie ( - ) | Henry Eldridge (1872-1958) m 1896 Mary Bush (1879-1944) | | | Allen Eldridge (1897- ) | m 1921 Ethel Shuman (1904- ) | | | | | Spurgeon Eldridge (1925-1978) | | | Lilly Eldridge (1898- ) | Willie Eldridge (1901-1978) | m 1921 Mackie (Unknown) (1901- ) | | | | | Willie D Eldridge (1924- ) | | | Dooley Eldridge (1904- ) | m ( ) Sonigia (Unknown) (1910- ) | Curtis Eldridge (1906- ) | Henry Eldridge (1908- ) | Leon Eldridge (1910- ) | m 1929 Annie Madison (1910-2003) | | | | | Pearl Eldridge (1929- ) | | Leon Eldridge (1930-1989) | | m ( ) Lillie Mae Mingo (1935-2018) | | | | | | | Ronald Eldridge (1954-1958) | | | Melvin Ray Eldridge (1956- ) | | | Daniel Eldridge (1960- ) | | | Leon Eldridge (1962- ) | | | Irma Jean Eldridge ( - ) | | | Barbara Ann Eldridge ( - ) | | | m ( ) (Unknown) Harrison ( - ) | | | Edward Eldridge ( - ) | | | | | Mary Eldridge (1933- ) | | Alice Eldridge (1934- ) | | Bobria Jean Eldridge (1948-1948) | | | Blanche Eldridge (1914- ) | m ( ) Mary Davis (1890- )