Date of Death: 7 Mar 1902
Subject: Eli Alderman
Source: The Democrat, 14 Mar, 1902, p. 4, column 2
A Pioneer Passes Away
Eli Alderman, who was one of Savannah’s pioneer citizens passed away at his home in this city on Friday, March 7, 1902. Mr. Alderman was born in Morgan county, Ohio, in 1822, where he continued to reside until he came to Savannah in 1865. He was the founder of the Dry Goods firm, which is now known as M. H. Alderman & Co. The business was started by him in the same building in which the above firm is now doing business.
He was married to Mary J. Joy, who passed to the great beyond in 1893, in 1846 in Ohio, and to this union were born three sons and one daughter, two sons, Carl J. and M. H. survive him.
Mr. Alderman in middle life became a member of the M. E. church, and was a member of that body to the day of his death.
The funeral services were conducted from the Sixth Street M. E. church last Saturday and the remains were laid to rest beside those of his wife in the Savannah cemetery.