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Sophronia Ridley, 1805-1891


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/11/2009 at 18:36:28

DIED.-- In Estherville, Iowa Saturday afternoon at the home of her son A. K. ]Ridley], Mrs. Sophronia Ridley, aged 85 years, 11 months, and 22 days. In the death of this intelligent lady, Emmet County loses one of her first settlers, she having come here from Maine with her husband in 1859 sic [1857]. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Ridley, five of whom are now living two sons and three daughters. Five years ago last February the 60th wedding anniversary of this highly respected couple was celebrated, and about two years and a half after that important and happy event, the husband was called home. The ever dutiful wife was a member of the Free Baptist church, being converted to that faith when but fourteen years of age. She was born in Litchfield, Maine. The funeral was held at the Baptist church last Sunday afternoon, Rev. Toothacre preaching the sermon, and the interment was made in the west side cemetery.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: the Northern Vindicator, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa April 6, 1891.


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