Biography of James R. Eldridge
Broome County, NY Biographies





JAMES R. ELDRIDGE, chief of the fire prevention department of the Endicott Johnson Corporation, manufacturers of Johnson City, New York, was born September 12, 1866, in Brooklyn, Pennsylvania, son of Charles C. and Mary Eldridge.

Mr. Eldridge was educated in the public schools of his home town and had been identified with work similar to his present occupation during his business career. He is possessed of a strong mentality and invincible courage and these qualities, combined with a strong individuality, make him particularly well fitted for his position. For nineteen years Mr. Eldridge was a member of the New York State National Guard. The success which he has attained can well be attributed to his natural ability and his sincere desire to be of service.

Mr. Eldridge identifies himself with every worthy movement in Johnson City in the line of public improvement, and he enjoys the reputation of being an honorable and useful citizen. Polititally he holds liberal views, and fraternally is a member of the Masonic order, including the chapter, and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He is a regular and consistent member of the Methodist church.

James R. Eldridge married, May 20, 1902, Ruth D. C. Hill, daughter of Andrew and Emily Hill, and they are the parents of two daughters and a son: Margaret, Madelin and Robert.

From:
Binghamton and Broome County
New York
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924


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