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Aldridge, Samuel Eugene

Aldridge, Samuel Eugene

Male 1921 - 2003  (82 years)

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  • Name Aldridge, Samuel Eugene 
    Birth 29 Aug 1921  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Gene 
    Occupation Merchant and Real Estate 
    Reference Number 6709 
    Death 7 Oct 2003  Burnsville, Bath County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6609  Caswell County
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2023 

    Father Aldridge, William Preston,   b. 7 Sep 1883, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Nov 1941 (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Gunn, Annie Lee,   b. 27 Nov 1892, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Dec 1968 (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 7 Dec 1910  [1
    Reference Number 47696 
    • William Preston Aldridge was married to Annie Lee Gunn Dec. 7, 1910 by Rev. Blalock. Source: William Brudly [Bradley] Bowe Bible (Caswell County, North Carolina).
    Family ID F3515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hicks, Annie Dorothy,   b. 26 Oct 1921   d. 25 Mar 2005 (Age 83 years) 
    Reference Number 47770 
    Family ID F3522  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2023 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 29 Aug 1921 - Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 7 Oct 2003 - Burnsville, Bath County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Aldridge Grocery (Yanceyville, NC)
    Eugene Aldridge Promotional Item

    Aldridge Grocery (Yanceyville, NC)
    Aldridge Grocery (Yanceyville, NC)

  • Notes 
    • Samuel Eugene Aldridge (1921-2003)

      West Square in Yanceyville, North Carolina (1953-1954)

      Aldridge Grocery

      (for larger image, click on photograph)

      Owned and operated Aldridge Grocery on the Square in Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina.

      Cotton Williams and Earl Watlington bought the grocery business from my uncle Gene Aldridge, thus the name W&W Grocery until Mr. Watlington bought out Cotton. Before Neal owned Watlington's on the square it belonged to my Uncle Billie Aldridge. Source: Carroll Aldridge Post to the Caswell County Historical Association Facebook Page 9 December 2014.

      Yanceyville-Samuel Eugene Aldridge, 82, of 2779 US Highway 158 West, died Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at Danville Regional Medical Center following a long period of declining health.

      The family will receive friends Wednesday, 7-8:30pm, at Harrelson Funeral Home and other times at the home. Funeral services will Be Thursday, October 9, 2:00pm at Prospect United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. David Grissom, pastor and Rev. Scott Wilkinson former pastor. Interment will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Prospect United Methodist Church c/o Bobby Brewer, P.O. Box 58, Yanceyville, NC 27379 or to Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund. Harrelson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

      He was born in Caswell County, August 29, 1921, to W. P. and Annie Gunn Aldridge. He was a building contractor, building many homes in this area. He was also a licensed electrician. He was in the grocery business for many years, he worked with the West Yanceyville Water Works. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church serving as Sunday School Superintendent and Sunday School Teacher. He worked many hours for his church at no charge. He worked with the Boy Scouts of his church also. Surviving is his wife Dorothy Hicks Aldridge of the home and numerous nieces and nephews.

      Find A Grave Memorial

      Grave Marker at Prospect United Methodist Church (Caswell County, NC)

      S. Eugene
      Aug. 29, 1921
      Oct. 7, 2003
      [shared stone with wife]
      Dorothy H.
      Oct. 26, 1821
      Mar. 25, 2005

      North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000
      Name: Samuel Eugene Aldridge
      Date of Birth: 29 Aug 1921
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birth County: Caswell
      Parent1 Name: Wm Preston Aldridge
      Parent2 Name: Annie Lee Aldridge
      Roll Number: B_C021_68003
      Volume: 3
      Page: 1060

      No children

      Source: The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 84 (Article #9 "William Preston Aldridge Family")

      World War II Service Record
      Name: Samuel Eugene Aldridge
      Date of Entrance in Service: January 2, 1943
      Branch of Service: Coast Artillery & Air Corps
      Training Stations: Camp Davis, North Carolina; Orlando, Florida; Camp Steward, Georgia; Smoky Hill Air Base, Salina, Kansas
      Parents' Name: Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Aldridge
      Discharged: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, February 15, 1946
      Rank: Staff Sergeant
      Time Served: Thirty-seven months
      Present Occupation: Furniture Salesman
      Source: Service Record Book of Men and Women of Yanceyville, N.C., and Community, Sponsored by the V.F.W. Post No. 7316 (1948).

      Social Security Death Index
      Name: Samuel E. Aldridge
      SSN: 245-12-5038
      Last Residence: 27379 Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina, United States of America
      Born: 29 Aug 1921
      Died: 7 Oct 2003
      State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (Before 1951)

      Death date also seen as 7 November 2003.

  • Sources 
    1. Details: William Brudly [Bradley] Bowe Bible (Caswell County, North Carolina).