Obit: Eldridge, James Byron (1885? - 1952)

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Surnames: Eldridge, Kutsche, Bergemann, Schields, Sommers

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 04/17/1952

Eldridge, James Byron (1885? - 15 Apr. 1952)

James Byron Eldridge, age 67, a hired man on the Fred Sommers farm in the town of Unity, was found dead in a hay mow on the Summers farm Tuesday afternoon. He apparently had suffered a heart attack.

Mr. Eldridge, formerly of Plymouth, had been employed by the Sommers for 3 ½ years. Mrs. Sommers told Ray Kutsche, county undersheriff and John Bergemann, the county coroner, that Mr. Eldridge left the house about 2:30 and she began searching for him at 5:30 when he failed to come for supper. She called neighbors to join in the search and the body was then found in a hay mow. Dr. Schields of Abbotsford reported death due to a heart attack. No inquest will be held.

The body was returned to Plymouth Wednesday, where funeral services and burial will take place. His brother, William H. Eldridge, resides in Plymouth.



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