Fawcett:ALDRIDGE, Elizabeth Jane (1858 - 1948)

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Biographical sketch

ELIZABETH JANE ALDRIDGE (FAWCETT) was born to James W/J. Aldridge and Mary Matilda Lockhary in Gonzales County, Texas on February 14, 1858 (TX Death certificate; although 1900 census Pct 5, ED 58, sheet 10 indiates another date: 10/1858). She married Robert M. Fawcett (1858-1933) on December 16, 1885. They eventually farmed 4 miles east of Wrightsboro (Marriage Records; Hyatt 1980; Stoddard and Ingmire 1985). William B. Aldridge, Elizabeth's brother, was living with them in 1900 when on December 19 he shot and severely wounded Robert Fawcett (Gonzales Inquirer 12/19/1900:4). Robert, Elizabeth and their children moved to Val Verde County in 1902. By 1905 they lived in Comstock, and ranched in the vicinity. By 1920 Elizabeth J.A. Fawcett was living in Comstock (Census Pct 3, Hse 22) with her son (Arthur) and his wife (Lelia), but apart from her husband, who also lived there (Pct 3, Hse 91). Later she probably lived with their son in Sanderson. She made her last land transaction in Val Verde County, Texas in September 1946 (Deed 110:201). Mrs. R.M. Fawcett died from heart failure at 753 S. Getty, Uvalde, Texas on February 4, 1948, and was buried in the Westlawn Cemetery at Del Rio by Doran Funeral Home (Death Certificate).






Source

From A History of the Fawcetts and Related Families in America by William Bloys Fawcett. Used by permission of Dr. Fawcett.

This book was first published in 1996 and some of the information is quite dated. If you find errors or want to add updates, contact me, and I will add notes to the page.

Copyright © 1996, 2007 by William Bloys Fawcett, Jr. All rights reserved. No copies may be made of this document through any electronic, photocopying or other means without permission of the author.

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