John Harp Eldridge

Male 1854 - 1930


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  • Born  5 Jan 1854  Myersville, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  7 Aug 1930  Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I4580  Virts
    Last Modified  8 Aug 2014 

    Father  Andrew Cole Eldridge,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Caroline Harp,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F1694  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Sophia E. Kinna,   b. 24 Aug 1864, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1926, Hagerstown, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F2089  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Sarah Lillian Virts,   b. 15 Dec 1863, Knoxville, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1901, Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 Nov 1881  Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Albert Harp Eldridge,   b. 11 Mar 1883, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1886, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Charles Alfred Eldridge,   b. 27 Apr 1885, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1975, Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Wesley Eldridge,   b. 25 Sep 1887, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1969, Bradenton, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Viola Catherine Eldridge,   b. 20 Sep 1889, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1989, Boonsboro, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Clarence Virts Eldridge, Sr.,   b. 24 Oct 1892, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1980, Boonsboro, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Russell Andrew Eldridge,   b. 29 Mar 1897, Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1977, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F1404  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Sarah Lillian Virts and John Harp Eldridge
    Sarah Lillian Virts and John Harp Eldridge
    Sarah was born December 15, 1863 in Knoxville, Maryland to Cornelius William and Catherine Ellen Enniss Virts. She died January 14, 1901 in Frederick County, Maryland. She married John Harp Eldridge on November 30, 1881. He was born January 5, 1854 in Myersville, Maryland and died August 7, 1930 in Washington County, Maryland. Both are buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, Maryland.
    Russell Andrew Eldridge, Clarence Virts Eldridge, Sr., John Wesley Eldridge, Charles Alfred Eldridge, John Harp Eldridge and Viola Elridge Elliot
    Russell Andrew Eldridge, Clarence Virts Eldridge, Sr., John Wesley Eldridge, Charles Alfred Eldridge, John Harp Eldridge and Viola Elridge Elliot
    Photo courtesy of Julie Eldridge Carbaugh

  • Notes 
    • The Morning Herald, August 8, 1930

      JOHN H. ELDRIDGE, well known retired farmer, died at the home of his son, Charles A. Eldridge, 538 Guilford avenue early Thursday morning, of complications, after an illness of two months, aged 77 years.

      He was born and reared in Frederick county, the son of Andrew Cole and Caroline (Harp)) Eldridge.

      He moved to this county 37 years ago.

      His father was the only man in his district to vote for Freemont for president.

      Mr. Eldridge was a member of the U. B. Church.

      The following survive: Children, Mrs. Viola C. Elliott, Charles A., Clarence V., and Russell A., Hagerstown, and John W., Myersville; brother, George C., Myersville.

      Funeral Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, services at the Antietam U. B. Church, Rev. Daniel Powell, assisted by Rev. B. F. Blubaugh, officiating. Interment at Rose Hill. His remains can be viewed at the home, the casket not being opened at the church.
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      Married at the home of his father-in-law "Prospect Hill", Washington County, Maryland

  • Sources 
    1. [S675] Herald and Torch Light, Hagerstown, MD, December 14, 1881.