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