Page County, Iowa obituaries
transcribed by Pat O'Dell
Ribble, Bert -


Bert Ribble, son of D. C. Ribble Died of Typhoid Fever at Quincy, Ill.

Bert Ribble died at Quincy, Ill., last Monday of typhoid fever at the age of 31 years.
He was born in Clarinda and lived here several years. He enlisted when the Spanish-American war broke out, and served some time in the Philippines.
His father is D. C. Ribble of this place.  He was married six years ago and his wife survives him. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 13, 1903

D. C. Ribble received word last week of the death of his son, Bert Ribble, of typhoid fever, at Quincy, Ill. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 19, 1903


Ribble, David C. -

David Ribble,One of Clarinda's Old Settlers, Dies Suddenly Tuesday at Home of His Daughter, Mrs. Calfee. Clarinda people were greatly shocked Tuesday morning to hear of the death of David C. Ribble, father of Mrs. W. J. Calfee, and one of the oldest settlers in the city. Few knew of his illness, which was short duration, for every day until Friday last he had made his regular trip to town, and although feeble, was in good health otherwise. The first signs of illness were noticed Friday and on Saturday. morning he rapidly became worse and was not expected to live Saturday night. He rallied however and was bright and cheerful Sunday, but again became worse and passed away Tuesday morning, having been unconscious for several hours.
David C. Ribble, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ribble, was born in Munice, Indiana, June 27th, 1831, and died in Clarinda, Iowa, May 20th, 1913. In 1854 the family came west and located in Clarinda and the son taught the village school, by some thought to be the first school teacher in Clarinda. The father, known as Uncle George, was thus, one of our earliest, settlers and the Ribble homestead took in much of that part of the present city south and west of the broad street, known as the boulevard. One of the additions to the city is known as Ribble's addition. David was one of a very large family, one which, is remarkable for the ages to which they lived. The father lived to be ninety-three and the mother to be past ninety. The living brothers and sisters are Captain Henry Ribble of Los Angeles, Calif., eighty years of age; Mrs. Mary Lyons, 83, who makes her home with Rev. and Mrs. Calfee in this city; Mrs. Samuel Farlow, aged 82, wife of the late Samuel Farlow, an early Methodist missionary to both whites and Indians in this, then the frontier country; Mrs. Farlow now lives at Indianola; and Mrs. Harriett Ribble, aged 85, of Muncie, Indiana. Others of the family who have passed to the better world were Mrs. Isaac VanArsdol, who died just last fall, aged 93, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Woods, in this city. The husband is still living with his daughter, Mrs. Woods, and has passed the age of ninety-one; Mrs. Emaline Weidner, mother of Mrs. M R. Ansbach; Mrs. J. R. Hinchnian, who died at Missoula, Mont., past eighty; Mrs. Eliza Hutchings, mother of Will O. Hutchings; and Mrs. Sarah Stouder.
In 1855 David Ribble went back to Muncie, where he married Nancy Jane Martin. They came back to Clarinda, where they made their home and where all their children were born. Of these, one girl died in infancy and two sons also died; Burton at Quincy, Ill., from the effects of the Spanish-American war in which he served and Gus, who died twenty-six years ago in the west from mountain fever. Of the living children, Mrs. C. J. Hunt of Oregon, Mo., and Mrs. Finley Dunn of Lincoln, Nebr., were notified by telegram and were present at the death of their father. None of the others will be present at the funeral except, of course, the daughter, Mrs. Calfee, with whom he made his home. The others are Mrs. S. C. Crabtree, Pasadena, Calif.; Miss Lura Ribble, Los Angeles, Calif.; Melvin, a composer and publisher of band music at Chicago, Ill.; and H. E. Hollene, New Mexico.
For some years Mr. Ribble kept a drug store in Clarinda and at one time had a prosperous soap factory. Some fifteen years ago he came to live with his sister, Mrs. Mary Lyon, in the house now occupied by her and the Calfee family at the corner of 18th and Garfield streets. His wife died December 13th, 1898. He was converted in a Methodist meeting and united with that church in 1856, remaining a faithful member till the day of his death. He will be greatly missed by relatives and friends, but his going is not so sad, because of the comforting assurance of a life well spent and the eternal reward which comes at the end of such a life. He has gone to meet those brothers, sisters and children who have preceded him to the Heaven above.
The funeral services were held from the residence at four o'clock Wednesday afternoon, conducted by his pastor, Rev. Wm. Stevenson. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT and CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 22, 1913

David Ribble died early Tuesday morning at his home in southwest Clarinda, after a siege of pneumonia, aged 82 years. For nearly fifty years he had been a resident of this county. In his earlier days he followed the drug business but for many years had led a quiet retired life and always enjoying apparent good health. His passing away, about brings the family name to a close. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, May 22, 1913



Ribble, Henry H. -

Passing of Capt Henry   H. Ribble,
Formerly of Clarinda.
Henry H. Ribble, an early resident of Clarinda, passed away in Los Angeles, Calif., about two weeks ago. He was over 80 years of age. The late Mr. Ribble came to Clarinda with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Ribble, in 1855, from Delaware county, Ind. George Ribble was prominent in the early affairs of Clarinda. He established the first regular hotel in Clarinda in 1855. The history of Page county written by the late Elijah Miller states that during land sales that Mr. Ribble often had a peck of gold under his bed for safekeeping. George Ribble was the president of the first Page county agricultural society, founded in 1859, and was the treasurer of the organization the following year. Mr. Ribble owned a considerable portion of the land where the present city of Clarinda is now located. Mrs. Ribble died in 1869. Mr. Ribble died in 1888. They had thirteen children, who were mentioned as follows in the history of Page county published by the Iowa Historical society in 1880: Emeline, (wife of Samuel Widner), Sarah, (wife of Isaac Van Arsdol), David, Hariet, (wife of William Ribble), Mary, (wife of Gilbert Lyons), Eliza, (wife of John Stout Hutchings), Nancy, (wife of Ross Hinchman), Henry, and Arbella, (wife of Samuel Farlow). The children married into families whose names were prominent in the early history of this vicinity. Since the passing of Henry H. Ribble only one member of the family remains, that is Mrs. Arbella Farlow who resides near Indianola. The husbands and wives of the children of Mr. and Mrs. George Ribble are also deceased.
Henry H. Ribble went to the Civil war from Clarinda, enlisting in Omaha, Nebr. He entered service June 15, 1861, as first lieutenant of Company l. of the First Nebraska infantry, which infantry later became the First Nebraska Veteran Volunteer cavalry. Lieutenant Ribble was later promoted to captain of his company, which was sent to Missouri in August of 1861. He was in the battle of Black Water and took part in the operations of the Union army along the Mississippi. He was also in the battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Cape Girardeau, St. Francis River, Jacksonport, and many skirmishes. Captain Ribble's service in the South extended until August of 1864, when the regiment was veteranized and recruited and went west to participate in Indian warfare. Captain Ribble, always a brave man in leading his men, particularly distinguished himself in the fights against the Indians.
Incidents of one particular battle are related by a former member of Company I. There had been a massacre and Captain Ribble and ten of his men were detailed to go out and look after Indians. They had traveled all day and were returning home in the evening when two of the men of the party suggested cutting across the lowland instead of going around by the hills as they had on the journey out. The captain warned them that it was dangerous because the Indians were undoubtedly in hiding ready to attack if the white men came into open, but the men started across the plain.  When they were about a fourth of a mile out seventy-five Indians attacked them. The captain and the rest of the men came to their rescue but one of the men was already dead and the other mortally wounded, though still fighting. The dead man was Samuel Kelley of Maryville, Mo., the other man Louis Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Jackson, who were early settlers here and lived at one time on the Lewis Annan farm, north of town. A terrific fight followed. Louis Jackson had a brother in the squad. Four of the white men were wounded, and all but three horses belonging to them were killed, but the little band of brave soldiers persisted in the fight until the Indians were routed. One of the men who was wounded was from Clarinda.  He died years afterward from the effect of the wounds. He was Gilbert C. Lyons, who married Mary Ribble, a sister of Captain Ribble. An amusing incident is told regarding the fight. A man by the name of Walker, who was the bugler of Company I, was shot in the forehead during the skirmish, the ball passing under the skin and coming out at the back of his head. He fell from his horse when shot. He shouted that he was killed, but Mr. Lyons said, "Damn you, get up and fight or we will all be killed!" The fight occurred near Plum Creek, Nebr., Oct. 13, 1864.
Companies F and I of the regiment mentioned were made up of Page county and Maryville, Mo., men. The late Joseph E. Hill of Clarinda was a member of Company F. Ruel C. Miller of this city was also a member of Company I, before it was veteranized. George F. Fisher was a member of Company I during the service of the regiment in the West, after it had been veteranized and recruited. Mr. Fisher was in the hospital with typhoid fever during the fighting mentioned. This hospital was the government one at Kearney, Nebr. Two of the men, a Mr. Killpatrick, and Dave Meyers were wounded in the fight, were brought to the hospital and died there.
After having served his company long and faithfully Captain Ribble was honorably discharged in Omaha, Nebr., July 3, 1866, after which he came back to Clarinda for a short time, then going to Albuquerque, N. M. Here he held a government position as he did later when he removed to Pasadena, Calif. After retiring he made his home in Los Angeles, Calif. The late Mr. Ribble never married.
Captain Ribble held a high place in the estimation of his men. He was always kind to them. He was a true leader and was ever imbued with the spirit of bravery which is an inspiration to men in battle. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 16, 1919


Richardson, [---] Walker -

Mrs. M. B. Richardson died at noon Wednesday, Jan, 23, at the home of her sister, Mrs. S. J. Claytor, in southeast Clarinda. Mrs. Richardson had been suffering tor some time from chronic nephritis, which had recently become aggravated by complications, which led to her death. Just about a year ago Mrs. Richardson came here from her home at Omaha to visit with her sister, was taken ill while here, and has been confined to her room ever since.  Her home has been in Omaha for many  years, and for twenty five years she was a member of the First Methodist church of that city,  She was married to R D. Richardson at Wichita, Kansas, twenty-six years ago, and soon after that time the home was transferred to Omaha    There are no children and there were present at the funeral   services Wednesday only her sister and three brothers, J. A. Walker of Pleasanton, Kansas, J. B. Walker, Milo, Iowa, and C. C   Walker, Durham, Kansas.
The deceased was a fine Christian lady, whose life of patience and fortitude through loneliness and suffering might well be made an example by those who were intimate with her.  She was born near Indianapolis, Indiana, February 9, 1857, and at the time of her death was forty-nine years, eleven months and fourteen days of age. Funeral services were conducted at four o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Claytor home by Rev. J. W. Abel, and the remains were taken yesterday morning to Milo, Iowa, for burial. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 25, 1907


Richardson, Ethel Maryann - The reaper, Death, suddenly and unexpectedly entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Richardson, Sunday morning, taking away their first born darling babe and rendering the home of the young parents desolate and dreary. Ethel Maryann was born July 25, 1910, and passed away Sunday morning at 11:30, Aug. 28, 1910, lacking one day of being five weeks old. She was apparently in usual good health the evening before, but on Sunday morning the parents detected illness. A physician was called, but all possible efforts were of no avail, and she soon fell asleep in the arms of death. The funeral was held at 6:30 Monday evening, conducted by Rev. R. A. Cameron, and the remains laid to rest in the city cemetery. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 1, 1910

Ethel, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Richardson,   of this city, died suddenly Sunday forenoon, August 28, 1910, aged five weeks. That morning when the baby awoke, the family were   alarmed   by the pallor   of   her   face,   and at ten o'clock the little body was racked by convulsions which medical skill, though present, could neither allay nor explain. The tiny spark of life, as pure as when God gave it, was taken again unto Him, and for the young father and   mother   it will ever light that    dark borderland, where   time   and   eternity meet. Their lives will be richer and better for the love they bestowed upon their child during its short life, and the sad farewell kiss upon the little snow white brow will have stamped upon their lips the dignity of suffering and patience,   of   love and of hope.
The body was laid to rest in the Richardson lot in the Clarinda Cemetery Monday evening. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 1, 1910


Richardson, Thos. -

Thos. Richardson, who was stabbed by Mr. Sales in a drunken row over a game of cards a few weeks ago, died last evening at Shenandoah., and Coroner Millen and Sheriff Foster went over to care for the remains. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 27, 1901


Rickey, Elizabeth McCleary -

Mrs. J. K. Rickey Dead

Elizabeth McCleary was born near Cork, Ireland, August 28, 1816, and died in Clarinda, Iowa, March 9, 1902, aged 85 years, 6 months and 9 days. Her parents removed to America when she was two and one half years old and settled in Sharon, Pa. She was converted at the age of thirteen and united with the Christian church. Was united in marriage to J. K. Rickey at Sharon, Pa., December 24, 1833. They settled in Keokuk, Iowa, in the year 1851, where they united with the M. E. church and here they resided until they removed to Clarinda, Iowa, in 1879 where she has been a faithful and devoted member of the M. E. church up to her death. She was the mother of thirteen children, six of whom survive her to mourn her loss, four sons and two daughters,—R. S. Rickey, New Orleans, La.; J. K. Rickey, New York City ; E. A. Rickey, Eurene Tobin and Kate Marlow of Clarinda, Iowa; ten grandchildren and fourteen great grand children.
Her life has been one of devotion and self-sacrifice to her family. To know her was to love her.   For the past three years she has been as helpless as a little child, but with all   she was the sun shine of   the      home   and always greeted her  children and friends with that sweet smile they loved so well.     Her son  William who has been a devoted and faithful son was the only absent member of the family who could be with her to the end. Mother Rickey was stricken three weeks since, and during the early part other illness, soothed and comforted by having her favorite hymns sung to her, in low and subdued tones,  by her daughter and great grandchild, Edith   Rickey. She would murmur, "Beautiful and how true."
Her life long companion of sixty-six years, was called home almost two years since. She was conscious up to fully eight hours before her death, recognized her children and friends, but was speechless. Just went to sleep, to awake in glory to receive her reward for so many faithful years of services.
The funeral services were held at the home this afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. E. IlgenFritz. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 11, 1902

Rickey, Joseph -

Saturday's papers contained a report from New York that Col. Joe Rickey committed suicide in that city by taking carbolic acid, as the cornor's autopsy developed. Col. Rickey was very well known here, having frequently visited this city where his parents, now deceased, resided for many years. Mr. Rickey served a year in the confederate army under Kirby Smith but was captured and paroled, when he settled in St. Louis. He became a great speculator and finally went to Washington where he accumulated plenty of money and was a great benefactor to his parents. The cause of his self destruction is unknown as it is claimed that he still possessed plenty of wealth. P. S. —The following note was received this morning from Mrs. E. Tobin of this city: Ed. Democrat: I , wish to inform you that my late brother, Mr. J. K. Rickey of New York City, did not commit suicide, as so many papers have stated. His wife had an autopsy by prominent physicians and not one drop of carbolic acid was found in his stomach and throat, and mouth not burned. Cause of death, heart failure. Would appreciate it if you would mention it in your paper.since knowing the facts. Am trying to correct the false statements in justice to his dear memory. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 30, 1903


Rickey, Joseph K.

Dr. J. K. Rickey died at his home in west Clarinda, Saturday evening, April 28, 1900, at the advanced age of 85 years, after a severe siege of pneumonia. A singular fact about his death is that on the same day of the month that he was born is also recorded his death. Father Rickey was a highly respected Old man and made many warm friends during his residence in this city. The funeral took place from his late home Monday, at 2:30, conducted by Rev. Ilgen Fritz, and eight brother physicians acted as pall bearers to quietly lay him to rest. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, May 3, 1900


Rickey, R.S. -

Mrs. Tobin and Mrs. Marlowe were painfully shocked, Monday, by receiving the sudden intelligence of he death of their eldest brother, R. S. Rickey, of New Orleans, La. He was stricken with paralysis on May 24th and passed away the following evening. The funeral services were held from the Masonic Temple, Mr. Rickey having been a thirty-second degree Mason. The body was laid to rest by the side of his beloved companion who passed to her reward eleven years ago.
Mr. Rickey, who celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday last November, left to mourn their loss, two sons, two daughters, several grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters. He was an old resident of New Orleans, having lived there forty-five years.
He was a man of noble character, a member of the Methodist Episcopal church since a boy, a great Sabbath school worker and active in all lines of Christian work. His life was an open book, pure and unselfish and was lived only to do good. His children are scattered, his youngest son, Harry, being a Methodist minister in the Mississippi conference, two daughters living in Boston and one son in Memphis, Tenn.
He visited a number of times in Clarinda during the life of his father and mother. He will be greatly missed in church and lodge and by all associated with him, but his good deeds and sweet smile will ever be in the hearts of his friends. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 1, 1911



Rickey, William Hyde -

The Saginaw (Michigan) Evening Fews [News?] of October 11 contained the following notice of the death of William Hyde Rickey, the nephew of Mrs. Tobin and Mr. Rickey, of this city:
"The many friends of Mrs. Joseph K. Rickey, of this city, will be pained to learn of the death of her only son, William Hyde Rickey, which sad event occurred at the   People's Hospital, Reno, Nev., Wednesday, the cause of death being pueumonia.   He was the son of the late Colonel and Mrs. Joseph K. Rickey and was born in Fulton, Mo., December 13, 1874, and was therefore nearly thirty-three years of age at the time of his death.   He had a large number of friends in Saginaw, made during frequent visits to relatives here, and was of a bright and cheery disposition and  companionable  to a large circle of friends.  He had been connected the last few years with mining operations in the west. Deceased leaves, besides his mother, a wife who was with him at the time of his death. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 18, 1907


Riddoch, William G. -


William G.  Riddoch,   Formerly In Lumber Business in Clarinda, Died in Western Home
A clipping from the Colorado Springs, Colo., Daily Gazette brings word of the death and burial of a former Clarinda man, William G. Riddoch, who was one of our early residents. He died at a Colorado Springs hospital, following a stroke of paralysis which he was taken with while driving his automobile on the streets of the city. His home has recently been in Fountain, Colo where he was buried.
Mr. Riddoch was born in Scotland in 1854, coming to this country in 1882, and soon afterwards engaged in the lumber and contracting business in Clarinda. His shop in those early days was on the present site of the Williams & Dunn Monument Company, north of the New Linderman Hotel. Here he had a planing mill, with turning lathe and other machinery after the order of the planing mills of those days. He was a contractor and builder, havng been the one to build the United Presbyterian church as it now stands, and was an active member of that church, being for a time its choir leader. W. B. Craig worked for him in those days, and can remember having to steam up the old steam boiler in the plant, to run the machinery with.
In 1890 Mr. Riddoch moved to Denver, Colo., where he became associated with mining companies for a time. Later he moved to Colorado Springs, where he was a contractor and builder, erecting a number of the business blocks in that town, and afterwards moved to Fountain, Colo. He leaves a wife and two sons William and Charles Riddoch, also a brother A. G. Riddoch, in Sheridan, Wyo. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 15, 1920

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Ridenour, Betsey E. Hawk-

Mrs Betsey E Ridenour wife of W. H. Ridenour, died of erysipelas at her home in southeast Clarinda, Sunday, April 14, at 12:45 a.m.
She came with her husband from Carroll county, Ill and here they have since made their home.  She was the mother of nine children, all girls, and all but one yet living.

Funeral services were held at the Third Ward Chapel on Tuesday at 1 p. m. conducted by Will O. Hutchings assisted by W. E. Hudson. Interment in the Rawlins cemetery. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 18, 1907

Betsey E. Hawk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hawk, was born in York, Carroll county, Ill., on August 28, 1884. She was united in marriage to W. H. Ridenour of the same town and made that place their home until twenty-two years ago when they came to Clarinda and have since resided here. To them were born nine children, eight of whom are living.
Mrs. Ridenour had been failing in health for about two years and two weeks ago she was taken sick with an attack of erysipelas and passed into the beyond on Sunday, April 14, at 12:45 a. m.    
She leaves her husband and eight daughters to mourn the loss of a good wife and mother. The children all live in Clarinda except one, Mrs. Emma E. Renfrow, of Clinton, Mo.   The others are:  Maggie Hutchings, Maude Cooner, Bertha Bigelow,   Flossie, Goldie, Anna and Gladys.   Funeral services were held at the chapel in southeast Clarinda on Monday at one p. m., conducted by Will O. Hutchings, assisted by W.  E.   Hudson.    Interment    in Rawlins cemetery.
Mrs. Ridenour was a good woman, plain, unassuming and kind hearted. Very early in life she became a member of the M. E. church and died firm in that faith. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 19, 1907

Mrs. W. H. Ridenour died at her home in southeast Clarinda Sunday morning. The funeral was held yesterday by the Rev. W. O. Hutchings, and interment made at the Rawlins cemetery. An obituary will be given in our next issue. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 16, 1907



Ridenour, Clyde C. -

A telegram received here Tuesday S. E. Sperry brought the information that Clyde C. Ridenour died that morning at Little Rock, Ark. Mr. Ridenour formerly resided in Clarinda and as the son of the late Capt. N. C. Ridenour. The latter gentleman and his son, Clyde, conducted the Linderan Hotel here for a few years up to something like twenty years ago. At the time of his death Clyde was the owner of a laundry business at Little Rock, which he conducted. He leaves a widow, who, before her marriage, was Miss Marie Bailey, a teacher in the Clarinda high school. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 23, 1916


Ridenour, Daniel Webster -

Daniel W. Ridenour, a former well known citizen of Clarinda, died at his home in Joliet, Ill., January 1902, from an attact of Pneumonia and heart failure. A letter from his son, Bruce B. Ridenour, gives. the following particulars:
"He was taken sick Sunday morning Dec, 29,1901, with a heavy chill. He appeared much better Monday and Tuesday and was up and walked around the houses Wednesday evening however he became suddenly worse and from that time until Saturday morning, when he became unconcious, he suffered untold agonies. His heart failure came so suddenly that he did not even have time to whisper goodbyes to his family. Our doctor said he could have survived his attact of pneumonia had it not been for his heart failure," CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 10, 1902

The following obituary notice of Daniel W. Ridenour appeared in the Joilet, Ill , News, of January 7,1902: "Died—At his residence, 518 Oneida street, Saturday afternoon, January 4,1902, Daniel Webster Ridenour, after a short and severe attack of pneumonia. Mr. Ridenour was born in Campbell county, Tennessee, Nov. 19, 1841. His parents died before he was seven years of age. He was raised by an uncle in Eaton, Ohio, from which place he enlisted in the civil war at the first call for volunteers in April, 1861, serving in company E, 22d, and company F, 187th Ohio volunteer infantry, holding three honorable discharges and being finally discharged from the United States service Jan. 29, 1866.
"After the war Mr. Ridenour went to Clarinda, Iowa, where he was married to Miss Anna O. Sawyer, May 3, 1872. His wife and three children, one son and two daughters, survive him.
"The funeral service was held yesterday from the residence at 10 o'clock, Rev. C. G. Reynolds, of the First Presbyterian church, officiating and paying the tribute of love and respect to one who was a warm personal friend of the pastor and a faithful attendant upon his church. Mr. Ridenour only recently came here from Eldorado, Kan., but had made many friends. He had not joined the G. A. R. post here, but was still a member of the W. H. L. Wallacepost, No. 66, Eldorado, Kan.

"At the funeral service, Miss Waddell and Mrs. Carver sang solos very sweetly. The bearers were Messrs. C. E. Antram, Joseph Stephen, Robert C. Morrison, C. B. Wilkins, B. S. King, W. H. Fursman. The interment was at Oakwood cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 14, 1902



Ridenour, Henry -

Henry Ridenour died Monday, Feb. 26, 1900, at his home northeast of the city, from typhoid fever. He was about 19 years of age. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 1, 1900


Ridenour, Jahue's DAUGHTER -

Ridenour Baby Died
The seven months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jahue Ridenour passed away Sept. 3rd, funeral being held from their residence on E. Garfield Street Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. R. C. Snodgrass, the burial being in Oak Grove cemetary. Besides the father and mother, the child leaves five brothers and four sisters living. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 12, 1918


Ridenour, Lewis -

Lewis Ridenour, a nephew of Jahue Ridenour, was killed by a negro named Henry Stanton, at a saloon in Des Moines, the night of April 1, so say the daily papers. He was about 50 years of age and had spent the winter with Jahue, working in the blacksmith shop of Fin Skinner until about five weeks ago when he left and went to Van Meter, Iowa. His remains were shipped to this city Monday evening, and by request of his aged mother at Bucyrus, Ohio, they were reshipped to her home yesterday morning.

PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 9, 1908


Ridenour, Louis - . Little Louis Ridenour passed away Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 30th, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Denver Ridenour, 442 S. Tenth street, after a short illness. Monday evening the child was ailing, and it was supposed to be a case of a bad cold. Later membraneous crop developed, and the diptheria card was tacked on the house by the city officer. The burial was Wednesday afternoon, the little form being laid to rest in Oak Grove cemetery. The child was one of our public school children just past seven years of age, having been born July 3rd, 1910. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 1, 1917


Ridenour, Samuel -

Mr. Samuel Ridenour died at his home in southeast Clarinda, Jan. 24, 1907, after a few weeks illness, aged 65 years. He had been a resident of this county for over thirty-five years, aud was the father of fifteen children, eight    of whom [survive the father]. The funeral took place Friday at 1:30 p.m. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 7, 1907

Samuel Ridenour was born in Springfield, Penn., on May 20th, 1841. ln 1859 he was united in marriage to Mary Ridenour, and about two years thereafter they removed to Illinois, thence to Page county, Iowa, reaching here about thirty-five years ago. Here he engaged in farming until about four years ago, when he came to Clarinda to make his home.
His last illness was of seven weeks duration and on Thursday, Jan. 24th, at 7:55 a. m. "God's finger touched him and he slept " He was the father of fifteen children of whom eight, together with their aged mother, survive him, namely; Geo. B. and Denver, of Fulton, Ill , W H , J. A and John, of Clarinda; Alex A of New Market; Jess, of Braddyville and Chas., of Siam.
For many years, Father Ridenour was a member of of the United Brethren church, but at the time ot his death he was a member of the 2nd U. P. church of this city, and from among the members of the church of his choice were selected the following, who acted as pall bearers: S W. Nelson, J. A. Pinkerton, J. C. Welch, Rsbert Stevenson, John R. Knox, Jr., and Samuel Brownlee.
Funeral services were conducted at the home by Will O Hatchings at 1:30 p. m., Friday, January 25. A choir composed of Mrs. H. C. Hawley, Mrs. Allie Johnson and Mrs. Dot Jackson sang in tender and touching strains those dear old strains, "Abide With Me," "Nearer My God to Thee," "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," and "No Friend Like Jesus." CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 1, 1907


Ridgeway, Jane Fleming -

A message was received here yesterday from Villisca telling of the death of Mrs. Jane Ridgeway who passed away at her home there, about noon yesterday. Her funeral will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p. m., at the M. E. church. Mrs. Ridgeway or "Aunt Jane" as she was affectionately called by nearly every resident of Villisca, and half the country for miles around, was one of God's true noblewomen. Though never blessed with children of their own, she and her husband, the late George Ridgeway, raised a family of orpan girls, their nieces, and not only was Aunt Jane an aunt to them and to all the children of their neighborhood, but a mother to them in all but flesh and blood. The writer during his boyhood, was the recipient of Aunt Jane's many kindnesses at her farm home in Valley township, and ever, through succeeding years we have found her showing the same deep and kindly interest in our happiness and welfare that made her such a treasured friend of our boyhood. We have marvelled too at the number of persons, young and old, who have enjoyed a like benediction her warm love. Aunt Jane lived a life more noble and more useful than any titled lady of the ruling class in her native Ireland, whence she came three score years ago, a very humble citizen to free America to work as a servant girl in Troy, New York.
Her name was Jane Fleming. She was married in New York to George Ridgeway a native of her own native land, and by their own efforts, they gained considerable material wealth. Aunt Jane never lost interest in the affairs of society, church or state. Abreast of the times, she travelled and read and mingled with people continually,   searching for   the good in all things, reverencing God in all things, and always doing good to who came within her influence. She was a true Christian.   Her life was witness to the power of Christianity to enlighten the lives of men, and to the power of America's free institutions to give full developement to true nobility in the souls of even her humblest citizen. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 31, 1910


Ridlen, Cynthia Marks Taylor -

Mrs. Cynthia Ridlen.
The remains of Mrs. Cynthia Ridlen, a former resident of Clarinda, were brought to this city yesterday for the funeral and burial. She died of heart failure, Monday, May 24, at Hamburg. Interment was in the Rawlings cemetery. The officiating minister was Rev. W. M. Stoy of Coin. Mrs. Ridlen's maiden name was Cynthia Marks. She was born near Quincy, III., Nov. 2, 1861; was married to Joseph M. Taylor, at Nevada, Mo.; came to Clarinda in 1903, where her husband was a carpenter and employed by the Lisle Manufacturing company. He died here Nov. 18, 1908. Mrs. Taylor remarried in 1915, E. V. Ridlen becoming her husband at Shenandoah. Mr. Ridlen with the following children survive: Fred Taylor and Edwin Taylor of Chanute, Kans.; Ernest Taylor and Raymond Taylor of Nebraska City, Nebr.; Hubert Taylor of Omaha, Nebr.; Mrs. Edith Meininger of Hamburg; Ethel (Mrs. Alvin) Broadman, Coin, Iowa; Mabel (Mrs. Earl) Mann, Lincoln, Nebr. The deceased was a member of the Christian church. The husband and children, except Hubert, were all here for the funeral, and Mr. Ridlen's mother came to it from Fremont, Nebr. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, May 27, 1920


Ridnour, D.E. -

D E Ridnour of Bedford died last Sunday night and was brought over here on Monday evening's passenger and Tuesday morning at 9 a m, Rev. Batty of Shenandoah held a short service at W.D. Stitt's and the remains were buried in the Summit cemetery, near where D E used to live. He leaves a wife, one daughter and a host of Iriends to mourn his loss, who have the sincere sympathy of all. The funeral was a very large one as D E was well liked by all who knew him far and near. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 16, 1905

Riggs, Alfred P. -

Alfred P. Riggs was born Feb. 25, 1858, and died Jan. 23, 1908, aged 49 years, 11 months and two days. He married Flora Bell Martin of Shenandoah, and to this union two children were born, Gertrude and Alfred. Mr. Riggs' health began to fail about a year ago and in July he returned home from his work as locomotive engineer, since which time his health has continued to fail until his death at 11:30 Thursday. The funeral services will be held at the G. H. Ferris home tomorrow morning at ten o'clock conducted by Rev. J.W. Abel and interment will take place at Baker cemetery, Tarkio township, just north of Norwich. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 24, 1908


Riley, James -

The subject of this sketch was the father of Mrs. Emma James of Clarinda and was a man of very admirable character having lived a life of remarkable faith and devotion to righteousness. James Riley of Clarks Mills, Pa., was born in Ligoneer Valley, Westmoorlan county, Pa. July 1, 1819 and died August 22, 1905. He was not widely known, but the immediate neighborhood wherein he spent almost his intire life beats testimony of a life of a lifelong devotion to rectitude and righteousness. He was one of the pioneers of Mercer county and cleared away the forest for his farm. In 1850 Mr. Riley was licensed as a local preacher in which capacity he continued active until incapacitated by the weight of years. On March 25, 1853 he was married to Phoebe Dean, and of this union eight children were born. Four girls and four boys. Addie Clark (deceased), Jennie Brown, of Glove City, Pa. Emma James of Clarinda, James M. Riley (deceased), Wm.N. Riley of Clarks Mills, Mollie Kerr of Sharon, John C. Riley of Burton, Ohio and Melville B, Riley of Callensburg. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 8, 1905

Rine, Arley Obid and Orley Arthur - Arley Obid and Orley Arthur, twin sons of Mr and Mrs Wesley Rine, born Jan 13, 1919, at New Market, have both died, Orley Arthur having passed away April 14, and his brother some weeks previous. The remains of the twins rest in Memory cemetery. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 24, 1919



Rinker, Mary E. Perine -

Mrs. Warner L. Rinker.
The death of Mrs Rinker at Wayland Iowa was a shock to the many friends of the family in this city, though it was known that Miss Wilma Rinker had been called from her work in this city on account of the serious turns which had taken place in her mother's condition. The body was brought to Clarinda last Thursday and the funeral took place from the Oates Undertaking Parlors Friday at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Mr. Woodard of the M. E. church, conducted the services, and the mixed quartet, Miss Amy Chiles, Mrs. Jas. Scroggs, Messrs. Lucas and Spry, gave a very pretty selection. The interment was in the Clarinda cemetery beside the grave of her husband, who had preceded her more than twenty years before. The following obituary was read during the funeral:
Mary E. Perine was born in Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 25th, 1842, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. C. Allen, of Wayland, Iowa, March 3rd, 1914, after an illness of six weeks. When a very small child she lost both of her parents and went to live with a Quaker family until she was eighteen years of age when an uncle took her into his home. She joined the Methodist Episcopal church at that time. On April 16th, 1863, she was united in marriage to Warner L. Rinker at Wheeling, West Virginia. After a brief residence there they removed to Monmouth, Ill., in Warrer county. They lived there until 1876, when they settled near Clarinda. Mr. Rinker died on Jan. 1, 1893, and a son, William, at the early age of eight years, preceded his mother in death.
Seven children remain, Robert, of San Diego, Calif., Mrs. E. W. Walker, of Loveland, Colo., J. R. Rinker, also of Loveland, Colo., Mrs. E. C. Allen, of Wayland, la., Edgar O. Rinker, of Moore Park, Calif., LeRoy Rinker, of Loveland, Colo., and Wilma Rinker, of Clarinda.
Mrs. Rinker has been in poor health for a number of years and was tenderly cared for by her children. She was a patient sufferer and her life was a living example to her many friends. Her faith in her Heavenly Father remained firm until He called her higher. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 12, 1914