Barry's Relatively Speaking: Truthful Observation?

Posted on Nov 30, 2012

Barry's Relatively Speaking shares the personal experiences and stories of genealogists found in the Everton Genealogical Helper Magazine collection on MyGenShare.com. Lou shares the following experience.

People who are not addicted to genealogy must sometimes wonder why they occasionally hear loud guffaws in normally dead-quiet library rooms. This is one of the reasons. Below is an entry I found on a research trip to New York when I was looking for my husband's Eldridge line. (This isn't one of them.)

From the Norwich Cemetery Association Records (Mt. Hope) Norwich, Jefferson Co., (Chenango) N.Y. 1880-1953 Norwich, N.Y. 1953 p. 107 "Eldridge (or Eldredge) L.M. d. Norwich Feb. 7,1883 ae 50.

Two years ago left his wife and daughter, went off with another woman, returned sick, his wife took him in, cared for him; he cut his own throat which he ought to have done three years ago."

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