Major Milo B. Eldridge
137th NYV Infantry
THE LISLE GLEANER
Eugene Davis Publisher.
Lisle, Broome Co. New York
January 19th 1881
DEATH OF MILO B. ELDREDGE
Col, Milo B. Eldridge, of Whitney's Point, died in the Utica Insane Asylum last Friday afternoon at about 8 o'clock. The particulars of his illness and removal to the asylum have already been published in this paper.
Friday afternoon word was telegraphed he was worse, and Mrs. Eldridge went to the depot to take the train to Utica, but before it arrived a dispatch came announcing his death.
Col. Eldridge was well known throughout the county, having, we understand, resided here during his lifetime, - about 49 years. He was principle of the Carroll street school, Binghamton in 1860-61, and upon the breaking out of the war he recruited a company for the 109th regiment, and was commissioned as its captain. For meritorious service he was promoted Major, and at the close of the war he was brevetted Lieutenant-Colonel.
In 1865 he was elected Member of Assembly from Broome county and has since been a candidate for County Clerk, and for School Commissioner. In about 1874 he started the NIOGA REPORTER at Whitney Point, and conducted it for two years or thereabouts, when he sold out to M. D. Branday. Since then, until his illness, he has done something in the insurance business, and has also been Secretary of the County Agricultural Society.
Col. Eldridge was a gentleman who won the friendship of all with whom he became acquainted, being genial, sociable, and generous to a fault. While we were in direct competition with him in business. he on several occasions personally recommended the GLEANER to some of his business men of the Point as a good advertising medium and to him we have been indebted for some fair printing that we would not otherwise have had.
We deeply sympathize with his family in their affliction.