Logansport (IN) Daily Journal, Saturday, March 25, 1899
Miss Lydia Eldridge, one of the most widely known and charitable ladies of this city, died this morning at 5 o’clock, at her home on Market street, near Second. For many days she has hovered between life and death with a gangrene infection, which necessitated the amputation of her limb, if she lived, and with nearly all chances in favor of the operation killing her. It was finally postponed and she lingered until this morning, when death relieved her of her sufferings. Miss Eldridge was 57 years of age and has in her lifetime done much charitable work. The remains will be interred Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the residence, after services by Rev. T. S. Guthrie.