Rugged timber-getter

Ted AldridgeEdward Henry Aldridge (1880-1953) married Mary Ann Richardson and had six children. Obviously a longevity gene in this union as five of the six lived into their 90s and beyond (Ellen, 102). Their "average" lifespan was 93.5 years.

Ted had a rugged lifestyle as a timber-getter in Queensland's Sunshine Coast hinterland and lived at Yandina, Mooloolah and Eudlo. Ted's wife Mary Ann died soon after the arrival of their sixth child, Doris. She was only 33 and Ted had the onerous task of raising six children which he did with the help of his late wife's family in Brisbane. In 1923, Ted remarried to a Minnie Rabjohns.
 

  1. Henry Frederick ALDRIDGE,   b. 25 Jan 1904, Brisbane, Qld, Aust Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 2000, Innisfail, Qld, Aust Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
  2. Ellen Mary Alice ALDRIDGE,   b. 10 Sep 1905, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 2008, Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years)
  3. Elsie Elizabeth ALDRIDGE,   b. 1 Jan 1908, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 2006, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
  4. Emma Ethel ALDRIDGE,   b. 4 Aug 1911, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 2004, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
  5. Burdekin Alfred George ALDRIDGE,   b. 12 Aug 1914, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 2009, Sandgate, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
  6. Doris Marion ALDRIDGE,   b. 28 Jan 1917, Brisbane, Qld, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1996, Cairns, Qld, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)