Biography of Edward O. Eldredge
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





EDWARD O. ELDREDGE, cashier of the Owego National bank, was born August 21, 1861, at Slaterville, Tompkins county, N. Y., a son of Edward H. and Mary S. (Ball) Eldredge. The father, Edward H. Eldredge, was born September 11, 1806, at Salisbury, Conn., and removed when quite young with his parents to Berkshire, Tioga county. He graduated from' a Philadelphia medical college, and, after practicing several years at Slaterville, he removed to Berkshire in 1860, and returned a year later. He was married October 19, 1857, with Mary Sophia, daughter of Stephen and Polly (Leonard) Ball of Berkshire. She was born February 2, 1821. Their children were; Mary L., born February 28, 1860 (Mrs. Romeo Brown, of Binghamton, N. Y.), Edward O., Frank A., born January 13, 1863, and Richard L., born November 1, 1866. Dr. Eldredge died in 1869. Edward O., on the death of his father, left school and went to live with an uncle, Levi Ball, on a farm at Berkshire. At the age of 12 he entered the store of another uncle, C. P. Johnson, at Berkshire, and soon rose to a clerkship, and in 1879, on the, death of his uncle, became the manager. In 1882, he was taken as a partner by his aunt in the business under the firm name of E. O. Eldredge & Co. Nine years later he purchased Mrs. Johnson's interest, and, at the same time, came to Owego as cashier of the Owego National bank, which position he now occupies. In 1894, Mr. Eldredge sold his store. He was in 1895 appointed by Governor Morton one of the loan commissioners of Tioga county, and in 1896 was elected county treasurer for the term of three years. He was married January 23, 1885, with Cornelia. Waldo Royce, daughter of John L. and Cornelia E. (Waldo) Royce; She was born April 9, 1863. Mr. and Mrs. Eldredge have one daughter, Elizabeth, born July 2, 1892; an older daughter, Anna, having died in February, 1895. Mr. Eldredge retains his residence at Berkshire, where his mother still lives.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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