Russell Andrew Eldridge

Male 1897 - 1977


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  • Born  29 Mar 1897  Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  15 Oct 1977  Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I4591  Virts
    Last Modified  16 Nov 2013 

    Father  John Harp Eldridge,   b. 5 Jan 1854, Myersville, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1930, Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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 
    Family ID  F1404  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Hannah Marie Warnock,   b. 15 May 1892,   d. 12 Nov 1988, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 Jun 1915  Annapolis, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anna Lucille Eldridge,   b. 24 Apr 1917, Hagerstown, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F2099  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Etta Wetzler,   b. 1903,   d. 1969 
    Married  2 Dec 1939  Wilmington, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified  14 Nov 2012 
    Family ID  F2097  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Living 
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F2098  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Charles Alfred Eldridge, John Wesley Eldridge, Viola Catherine Eldridge Elliot, Clarence Virts Eldridge, Sr., Russell Andrew Eldridge
    Charles Alfred Eldridge, John Wesley Eldridge, Viola Catherine Eldridge Elliot, Clarence Virts Eldridge, Sr., Russell Andrew Eldridge
    photo courtesy of Julie Eldridge Carbaugh
    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 
    • Obituary:

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      Russell Andrew Eldridge, 80, a builder who restored hundreds of houses in Georgetown and Foggy Bottom and on Capitol Hill, died Saturday at his home on 35th Street NW after a heart attack. Eldridge, who had lived in Georgetown for the last 45 years, was credited with being one of the early restorers of homes in that section of the city, dating from the time when many of the homes there were regarded as slums. He is said to have had a part in building or restoring houses on practically every block of Georgetown. At the time of his death he was still active in his building and restoring work, last working for Georgetown University. According to an associate, Eldridge felt that the peak of his building career was achieved several years ago in the erection of four townhouses in the 3400 block of R Street in Georgetown. Those houses were built on part of the square-block estate purchases by Roger L. Stevens, chairman of the board of the Kennedy Center. In the early 1950s, Eldridge and Graham Lyttle bought and renovated Bell Court, a narrow dead-end street off Volta Place in Georgetown. That project now is called Pomander Walk. A native of Hagerstonw, Md., Eldridge founded the Eldridge Dairy there. He also restored and for many years owned "Rose Hill," one of Maryland's historic homes, near Williamsport. He leaves his wife, the former Virginia de Shazo; a daughter, Lucille Harkless; a sister, Vila Elliott, and a brother, Clarence, both of Hagerstown, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in Christ Church, 31st and O Streets NW, with burial in Hagerstown.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1569] Delaware, Marriage Records, 1913-1954.