Biography of John Eldridge, Jr.
Bristol County, MA Biographies





Eldridge, John, jr.. son of John and Annah H. (Matthews) Eldridge, was born in New Bedford, June 27, 1841. His father, who died in New Bedford in 1880, in the sixty second year of his age, was foreman for over thirty years of the New Bedford Cordage Company's plant, and esteemed as an honorable, upright man. Mr. Eldridge was educated in the common and high schools of New Bedford. After completing his schooling he was employed for a short time as a clerk, and then for two years in the works of the New Bedford Cordage Company. In 1861 he enlisted in an engineer corps and served his country faithfully for three years with the Army of the Potomac, and upon his return he resumed his old position in the employ of the Cordage Company, becoming in 1879 superintendent of the plant. Mr. Eldridg&s term of service with the corporation covers a period of thirty four years. He is a man of good executive ability and is possessed of a thorough knowledge of his business. He has always taken an active interest in municipal politics; has served in the council from Ward four for four terms. 1881-82-83-84, on the School Committee six years, and at present is a member of the Board of Public Works. He is unmarried.

From:
Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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