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onrnent." Physician, Dies Dr. Arthur Aldridge, 89, former- Â· ' city physician of Moberly, Matvirday in the Manchester Nursing Nursing Home, St. Louiu County, of infirmities of age, following an illness of more than a year. Born October 22, 1849, at Dan- Â· viHe, Ky., Dr. Aldridge came to Missouri with his parents in and sett^cl at Glasgow. He was tne second son of Alexander and America Proctor Aldridge, both whom died at Salisbury about years ago. Dr. Aldridge waa educated at Fritchett College, Glasgow, the "University of Missouri, and the University of Louisville, Ky., where he received his M. D. degree in 1872. He also studied music in Christian College, Columbia, Columbia, while he was in the University. In the summer of 182 ? he began began the practice of medicine at Moberly, and the next year became became city physician while a smallpox epidemic was raging. He supervised the .building, of an isolation isolation hospital and fought the scourge, without the loss of a patient, but after seven months contracted the disease liimslf. Moving to the village of Mt Airy, in 1875, h e practiced there until 1916, when he moved to Hannibal. In 1876 he was married to Miss Klma Gillis of Huntsville and to them three children were .born: Mrs. Edward Lee Love, ~jliio was killed in an explosion Aer home m Hannibal in 1924; e Rev Lexie M. Aldridge, Presbyterian Presbyterian minister and writer; and Robert Bell Aldridge, assistant the chief engineer of the M. K. and T. Railroad. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Ruth Aldridge, a senior in Central College, Fayette; Ralph Aldridge, sophomore iTi Milliken University, Decatur, 111 Mary Louise Aldridge, a in'Maplewood Senior High School, .St. .Louis, and Roberta Ann Alridge. Alridge. age four. Funeral services were held at 2 p m. todaj r from the Jay B. Smith Funeral Home in St. Louis, Smith Funeral Home m si. conducted by the Rev. Willard Presbyterian" Church with , pastor of the Home - a n o p , aroun , burial in Mount Lebanon Ceme- cd / tery.