California Genealogy and History Archives
he had no recollection of any home except in California, having lived in
this state from the age of six months until his death, Mr. Eldred was a
native of Michigan, born during the year 1855. After he had completed a
course of study in a business college he became an assistant to his
father, Horace Eldred, in the hotel business. For years he actively
promoted the success of the State House Hotel, a popular hostelry of the
capital city. In addition he was connected with the state railroad
commission's office for a time. Politics received a due share of his
attention and he voted the Republican ticket, but he never sought
official honors or participated in partisan contests. Aside from his
identification with the Ancient Order of United Workmen he had no
connection with fraternities, preferring to occupy his leisure hours
with domestic enjoyment, personal recreation and social intercourse.
The marriage of Mr. Eldred in 1882 united him with Miss Edith Connell, a native of Sacramento county, now residing at No. 1317 Seventh street. With her are her two children, Alma and Horace, Jr., the latter an electrician by occupation. Mrs. Eldred is a member of an old and honorable family of Sacramento. To this city in the pioneer era came her parents, William and Katherine (Dailey) Connell, natives respectively of Scotland and Ireland, and a couple possessing true worth of character as well as patriotic devotion to the land of their adoption. It was the sad lot of Mrs. Eldred to lose her father, mother and husband about the same time, leaving to her and her children the memory of their sincere lives, unwavering integrity, honorable principles and fixedness of purpose in industry and well-doing.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011