John Allen Eldridge was recorded in United States census records in 1880, 1900, 1910 and 1920 as being born in Illinois. In the majority of these records his father is shown as being born in New York and all show his mother as being born in Ireland. No record of him in the 1870 census is known.
John died on a Chicago Great Western train between McIntyre and David in Mitchell County, Iowa and his widow recorded his father as being John Charles Eldridge born England and his unknown mother as born Ireland, on his death registration.
Updated 20 February 2020
John Allen Eldridge (1862-1923) m 1890 Helen Louisa Reeves (1862-1941) | Helen Luisa Eldridge (1891-1918) m 1912 Edwin John Sorenson (1890- ) Florence A Eldridge (1894-1983) m 1924 Grant Nester Berryman (1888-1962) | | | Frances Elaine Berryman (1929-2018) | Myrtle Edna Eldridge (1896-1944) m 1912 Walter H Calvert (1888-1967) m 1921 Charles Edmund Kerlin (1883-1943) m ( ) Walter Harry Maiden (1874-1967) Iva E Eldridge (1897-1973) m 1921 Rodney Edward Birkicht (1893-1975) m 1928 Robert Douglas Foster (1894-1947) John Reeves Eldridge (1901-1941) m 1922 Arbutus Hannah Cripe (1902-1994) | John Edward Eldridge (1923-2003) m ( ) Dorothy Brown ( - ) | | | Judy Elaine Eldridge (1942-2006) | m ( ) Rose (Unknown) ( - ) m 1959 Mary Jane Gilmore (1935-2008) Robert Allen Eldridge (1926-2001) m 1946 Thelma Elaine Bradshaw (1927-1999) Ralph Earl Eldridge (1931-2008) m 1950 Patricia Anne Hard ( - ) | | | Kristina Eldridge ( - ) | m ( ) Wes Warner ( - ) | John Eldridge ( - ) | m ( ) Cathy (Unknown) ( - ) | Robert Eldridge ( - ) | Merry K Eldridge ( - ) | m ( ) Edwin Blair ( - ) | Jane Eldridge ( - ) | m ( ) Brian Pickard ( - ) | m 1977 La Rae M Bergstedt (1942- ) Russell Leon Eldridge* (1932-2019) m 1952 Maxine Louise Mills (1935-2008) | | | Lawrence Edward Eldridge (1953-1976) | Diane Eldridge (1956- ) | m 1975 Keith De Muth (1951- ) | m 1983 Ricky Orton ( - ) | Jack Eldridge ( - ) | m 1973 Carol Ann McKeon (1936- )