JOHN EDIS ELDRIDGE 1874-1930

John Edis Eldridge was born on 14 Feb 1874 as John Edis Beall at Toronto, Ontario, Canada the son of Alfred Beall, born at Wansford in Northamptonshire, England and Ann Jane Anderson born in Ireland. Following the death of John's mother Ann Jane in 1882 in Toronto his father Alfred married Ann's sister Elizabeth who was the widow of Amos Goldsmith. Alfred Beall later had a relationship with Leonra Bates and their children were born in Minnesota and North Dakota.

John Edis Beall was in Wells County, North Dakota for the 1900 United States of America census with his wife Ella and two children and was shown married 5 years. In the 1911 Canadian census John is recorded as having a wife Christina at Saskatoon in Saskatchewan Province and they had a daughter Christina there before moving to North Dakota where their second daughter was born. Their daughter Christina died in Montana in 1914 and some time later John left the family as Christina is recorded as being divorced when she was at Maryland in Ward County, North Dakota for the 1920 census.

John Edis Beall was then shown as John Eldridge when he enlisted in the Canadian Army for WWI in 1917 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.

  1. John Finlay Eldridge travelled from London departing 18 Jul 1953 to Quebec on the Arosa Kulm shown as an engineer age 33. His mother Margaret later lived with his family in British Columbia where she died in 1982 and he died there in 1988.
  2. Margaret Ann Eldridge married in Scotland in 1947 and was shown of Ontario in 2004 on the death of her brother Fred.
  3. George was shown of Nevada in 2004 on the death of his brother Fred.
  4. Frederick Mark Eldridge, known as Fred Mark, enlisted in the US Army in 1945 and he died in Minnesota in 2004.
  5. Andrew Edis Eldridge settled in Fort Francis, Ontario in 1947 and he died there in 2013.

Updated 14 November 2020


Alfred Beall (1848-1932)
m 1871 Ann Jane Anderson (1843-1882)
|   |
|   Alfred Edward Joyce Beall (1872-    )
|   John Edis Beall/Eldridge (1874-1930)
|   m 1895 Ella May Bowler (1878-1962)
|   |   |
|   |   (male) Beall (1896-1896)
|   |   George Alfred Beall (1897-    )
|   |   Gladys Marie Beall (1899-1988)
|   |
|   (partner) Christina Dagmar Larson (1887-1970)
|   |   |
|   |   Christina Jessie Beall (1911-1914)
|   |   Dorothy Alice Beall (1912-1994)
|   |
|   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-    )
|   |
|   Levina Ruth Alice Beall (1876-1931)
|   m 1905 Roy J Rivers (1883-1935)
|       |
|       Dorothy E Rivers (1906-    )
|       Robert Donald Rivers (1910-1987)
|
m 1885 Elizabeth Anderson (1849-1905)
(partner) Lenora Bates (1876-1939)
    |
    Charlotte M Beall (1896-    )
    Lenora Merle Beall (1898-    )
    Kenneth Charles Beall (1900-1932)
    Hana E Beall (1901-    )

| Home | Copyright © Robert G. Eldridge, Toronto, NSW, Australia. | robert.eldridge@mytree.au