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Albion K. Ridley, 1842-1928

RIDLEY

Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/10/2009 at 06:45:22

RIDLEY, Albion K.
SAN JUAN RESIDENT SUMMONED BY DEATH
A. K. Ridley came to Washington Twenty Eight Years Ago

A. K. Ridley, a resident of Friday Harbor for the past sixteen years and of San Juan county, [WA] for twenty-eight years, was summoned by death Friday, December 7th, 1928, at the home of his son in Friday Harbor, at the age of 86 years, five months and two days. Mr. Ridley had been in failing health for several months and his death did not come as a surprise to his friends and acquaintances.

Albian (sic) K. Ridley was born August 5, 1842, on Harpswell Island, Maine, moving with his parents in 1858 to Estherville, Iowa, where he grew to manhood. At the age of 19 he joined the Union army and saw service during the entire period of the Civil war. The first part of the enlistment was spent on the frontier, where he took part in the Sioux massacre fighting Indians in the Dakotas in the early sixties. He was honorably discharged from the army at the close of the Civil war as a member of Company "I", Seventh Regiment, Iowa Cavalry.

At the age 28 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Graham in Estherville, Iowa, where they resided until 1901, when they came to San Juan county, locating at Richardson, where they conducted the Richardson hotel for twelve years, prior to taking up their residence in Friday Harbor. Mrs. Ridley passed away in 1925.

Mr. Ridley was a member of the First Baptist church of Estherville, Iowa. and at Richardson united with the Congregational church, of which was a consistent member.

The surviving relatives are an adopted son, Ed Ridley of Friday Harbor; and a sister, Mrs. Theresa Emery residing in Chicago; also Jim Kinnard, a nephew, residing in Friday Harbor. There are a number of other nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, interment in the Center cemetery, Lopez Island.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: from an unidentified San Juan County, Washington newspaper, dated 13 Dec 1928.


 

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