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Mary E. Ridley, 1846-1909


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/10/2009 at 06:58:33

Mary E. Ridley Died at the Home of
Her Son Monday Evening

Mary E. Ridley died at the home of her son, Chas. Ridley, Monday evening [May 17, 1909] at 9 o'clock of grippe. She had been an invalid for twenty-seven years. Her funeral services will be held in the Baptist church this afternoon at 2:30, Rev. A. C. Droz officiating. Burial will be made in Oak Hill cemetery beside the remains of her husband, Eugene Ridley.

Mary E. Ridley was born in Gardner, Maine, December 11, 1846. She was united in marriage to Eugene Ridley in Gardner, November 25, 1867. Mr. and Mrs. Ridley moved to Emmet county in 1867 and this has been their home since then.

Three children born to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ridley, Hattie [Maria] Ridley, Mrs. R. D. Soper [Isa Laura] and Chas. Ridley remain to mourn her death.

Mr. Ridley died about 33 years ago. Since her husband's death she has lived with her children. Lately Mrs. Ridley has been living with her son, Chas. Ridley.

As one of the early settlers of Emmet county Mrs. Ridley has watched with pleasure the growth of Estherville and community. Her death removes another of the honored pioneers. Mrs. Ridley was a devout Christian woman, a good mother, and one of the kindest of ladies.

The community sympathizes with the family.

Submitted by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, May 19, 1909.


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