Stillwater Valley News
April 2, 1928
Ella Teeter Eldridge
Ella Teeter, one of a family of fourteen children who came to bless the union of E.K. and Susannah Teeter, was born in Jefferson County, Iowa, on the first day of December, 1859, and was called to her eternal home on March 29th, 1928, after a pilgrimage of 68 years, 3 months and 27 days.
In 1865 the family moved to a farm near Pleasant Hill and she received her education in Newton Township, graduating from the Pleasant Hill High School in 1880. Choosing the profession of teaching as her life's work, she gave many years of her life in the public schools of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Arkansas and Maryland. On November 25th, 1908 she was united in marriage to C D. Eldridge and resided in Maryland until after his death in 1915. Nature gave her no children, but she had a mother's heart and gave herself to others, and in 1917 she returned home to care for her aged mother who passed away on April 19, 1927.
Her parents were charter members of the Pleasant Hill Brethren church. Ella was one of the two young women who were baptized upon the day of organization, and she gave the remainder of her life to her Master and the church of her choice. She was constant in attendance when health permitted and we will miss her presence and her prayers. Six members of the family besides the father and mother have preceded her in death and there remain to mourn her departure the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Florence Davis of Circle Hill, Mrs. Estella Russel of Dayton, Lloyd Teeter of Columbus, Wiley Teeter of Tippecanoe City, Roy Teeter of Ashland, Rolla Teeter of Bradford, Miss Mazie Teeter of Pleasant Hill, and Mrs. Carrie Senseman of Englewood.
Funeral services were held March 30th, at the Pleasant Hill church, conducted by her pastor. H. C. Marlin and the body was laid to rest in the family plot at Pleasant Hill Cemetery....H. C. Marlin
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