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The Daily Ardmoreite
Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma
May 14, 1918
Written by J. J. SHAW by request of family:
WILLIAM A. ELDRIDGE, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. ELDRIDGE, was born 35 years ago last August at Santo, Texas. He made a profession of religion and joined the M. E. Church South at Santo, Texas when he was only 11 years old. In the years 1893, he moved with his family to the Cheyenne Country of Oklahoma. They lived here about one yea, when the removed to the country around Ardmore, where they lived several years. About three years ago, he moved to Ardmore where he had his home until death. He was employed by the Walters Pierce Oil Company. Soon after coming to Ardmore, he connected himself with the Carter Avenue Methodist Church and lived a consistent member of that church until death. William Eldridge was married to MISS LUCY MORGAN, May 20, 1906 with whom he lived until death separated them. He leaves a wife, three children aged 11, 5 and 3 years, respectively. He also leaves his father, mother and three sisters who mourn his demise. The sisters are MRS. ANNIE GOLD of Santo, Texas; MRS. T. M. NORVILL of Lindsay, Oklahoma, and MRS. ORLIE KERLEY of Paoli, Oklahoma. Mrs. Gold did not arrive until after the burial. Mr. Eldridge was taken sick with pneumonia on the 2nd day of May and passed peacefully away at 6:30 p.m. on May 12. Funeral services were conducted in the Broadway Methodist Church May 13 with REV. J. J. SHAW, after which the Woodmen of the World took charge and he was laid away in the Rose Hill cemetery to await the resurrection morn.
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