John Edis Eldridge enlisted in the Canadian Army for WWI in 1917 as John Eldridge and showed his birth date as 10 Feb 1882 at Toronto, Canada and his next of kin as his sister Mrs Alice Rivers. When he married in Scotland as John E Eldridge he was a corporal in the 13th Battalion Canadian Railway Troops and is shown aged 37 the son of Alfred Eldridge a merchant (retired) and Ann Jane Eldridge nee Goldsmith (deceased). When his death at Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada was registered by his wife he was shown as being born on 10 Feb 1878 in Ontario and his parents as being Frederick Eldridge born England and his mother Anna Bansen born Scotland.
John's widow Margaret, together with five children, travelled from Montreal to Glasgow, Scotland on the Letitia arriving 19 Jul 1936. Margaret remarried in 1938 to Robert Napier and they had a son James Gilchrist Napier. Margaret returned to Canada in 1948 on the Aquitania with her 9 year old son James.
John and Margaret's children all returned to North America.
Updated 23 April 2014
Alfred or Frederick Eldridge ( - ) m ( ) Ann Jane Goldsmith or Anna Bansen ( - ) | John Edis Eldridge (1878-1930) m 1919 Margaret Brown Couper (1900-1982) | | | John Findlay Eldridge (1920-1988) | m ( ) Kathleen (Unknown) (1924-1983) | | | | | Findlay John Eldridge ( - ) | | | Margaret Ann Eldridge (1922- ) | m 1947 Charles Hall ( - ) | George Eldridge (1926- ) | Frederick Mark Eldridge (1927-2004) | m ( ) Jeannette Mary Camirand (1930-2010) | | | | | Mark D Eldridge (1950- ) | | m 1971 Cathie G Pullar (1950- ) | | Paula Angela Eldridge (1951- ) | | m 1969 Jerome E Olson (1951- ) | | Avis Dawn Catherine Eldridge (1953- ) | | m 1972 Stephen R Dale (1948- ) | | m ( ) Dale Juelson ( - ) | | Derrick Gerard Eldridge ( -1954) | | Margaret Marie Brenda Eldridge (1957- ) | | m ( ) Mark Strom ( - ) | | Mavis Meg Eldridge (1960- ) | | m 1979 Gilbert L Grover (1958- ) | | m ( ) Jeff Johnson ( - ) | | | m 1971 Lucille Brown (1948- ) | Andrew Edis Eldridge (1930-2013) | m 1953 Helen Vennechenko ( - ) | | | Cathryn Eldridge ( - ) | m ( ) George Shields ( - ) | | | | | Graeme Shields ( - ) | | Jonathon Shields ( - ) | | Ian Shields ( - ) | | | Jason Eldridge ( - ) | m ( ) Melinda Lauzon ( - ) | | | | | Andrew Eldridge (1997- ) | | Alina Faith Eldridge (2001- ) | | Brianna Hope Eldridge (2001- ) | | | Devin Eldridge ( - ) | m ( ) Barbara-Ann Hicks ( - ) | | | Gabriel Couper Eldridge ( -2001) | Olivia Eldridge (2004- ) | Aubrey Eldridge (2007- ) | Alice Eldridge ( - ) m ( ) (Unknown) Rivers ( - )