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Ralph N. Ridenour was born October 6, 1863, in Altoona, Blair Co., PA, and died October 6, 1959, in Unknown at age 96. He is the son of William Henry Ridenour of Rockland Co., NY, and Margaret Hahn of Huntingdon Co., PA. William and Margaret are buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Altoona, Blair Co., PA.

Mary E. Aiken was born June, 1869, in Altoona, Blair Co., PA, and died December, 1895, in Altoona, Blair Co., PA, at age 26. Buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Altoona, Blair Co., PA. She is the daughter of William Aiken of Pennsylvania, and Nancy J. Unknown of Pennsylvania.

Ralph N. Ridenour and Mary E. Aiken were married May 6, 1888, in Altoona, Blair Co., PA.

Ralph N. Ridenour and Mary E. (Aiken) Ridenour had four children.

  1. William Aiken Ridenour: Born May 26, 1889, in Altoona, Blair Co., PA; Died April 11, 1961, in Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA (age 71). Married (1) April 3, 1926, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA, to Celia B. "Celia" Conroy: Born June 6, 1890, in Port Perry, Allegheny Co., PA, to John Conroy of Ireland, and Bertha Lydon of Ireland; Died May 12, 1944, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA (age 53). Buried in Brad. Catholic Cemetery, Allegheny Co., PA. Married (2) April 25, 1949, in Allegheny Co., PA, to Cecelia V. (Polanski) Janoski: Born August 24, 1907, in Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA; Died September 18, 1953, in Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA (age 46). Buried in Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.
  2. Ralph Cornelius Ridenour: Born October 30, 1891, in Altoona, Blair Co., PA; Died January 20, 1954, at Binghamton City Hospital, NY (age 63). Buried in Chenango Valley Cemetery, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY. Married about 1916 in Unknown to Cora P. Unknown: Born August 24, 1907, in Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA; Died September 18, 1953, in Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA (age 46).
  3. Irma B. Ridenour: Born August 7, 1892, in Altoona, Blair Co., PA; Died December 5, 1977, in Duncansville, Blair Co., Pa (age 85). Married September 13, 1911, in Blair Co., PA, to Chester John Embich: Born February 10, 1889, in Altoona, Blair Co., PA; Died May 24, 1941, in Unknown (age 52). Married about 1915 in Pennsylvania to Howard Ralph Kuhns: Born February 18, 1895, in Westmoreland Co., PA; Died February, 1984, in Westmoreland Co., PA (about age 99).
  4. Margaret Ellen Ridenour: Born May 11, 1895, in Altoona, Blair Co., PA; Died December 4, 1986, in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH (age 89). Married (1) November 16, 1918, in Altoona, Blair Co., PA, to John L. Spear: Born about 1882 in Pennsylvania; Died Unknown. Married (2) June 16, 1926, in Altoona, Blair Co., PA, to Watson Warren Balliette: Born December 18, 1888, in Steelton, Dauphin Co., PA; Died March 7, 1978, in Bexley, Franklin Co., OH (age 89).

Ralph N. Ridenour then married Mary Ellen Blake.

Mary Ellen Blake was born March 12, 1861, in Martinsburg, Blair County, PA, and died December 26, 1938, at her home in Martinsburg, Blair Co., PA, at age 77. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, Blair Co., PA. She is the daughter of James Blake of Washington Co., MD, and Margaret Ellen Brown of Pennsylvania. Buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Altoona, Blair Co., PA.

Ralph N. Ridenour and Mary Ellen Blake were married January 14, 1898, in Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OH.

Ralph N. Ridenour and Mary Ellen (Blake) Ridenour had one child:

  1. James Blake Ridenour: Born March 31, 1898, in Martinsburg, Blair County, PA; Died June 29, 1964, in Lee County Hospital, Sanford, Lee Co., NC (age 66). Buried in Old Hollywood Cemetery, Elizabeth City, Pasquotank Co., NC. Married (1) February 25, 1922, in Altoona, Blair Co., PA, to Helen Irene Hoover: Born February 4, 1901, in Altoona, Blair Co., PA; Died January 25, 1984, at Chippenham Manor, Richmond, Richmond Co., VA (age 82). Buried in Presbyterian Cemetery, Port Matilda, PA. Divorced August 18, 1942, in Norfolk, VA, due to her deserting him. Married (2) June 10, 1944, in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank Co., NC, to a divorcee, Letty Irene (Bunch) Randall: Born October 29, 1910, in Chowan Co., NC; Died October 19, 1988, in a nursing home, Sanford, Lee Co., NC (age 77). Buried in Old Hollywood Cemetery, Elizabeth City, Pasquotank Co., NC. Letty was married (1) December 4, 1926, in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank Co., NC, to a Barber, Virgil Puett Randall: Born October 30, 1904, in Stanley Co., NC; Died October 21, 1954, in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank Co., NC (age 49). Divorced 1930 -1940). Letty (age 59) then married May 10, 1970, in Lee Co., NC, to Roderick Ernest Smith (age 78): Born about 1911 in Unknown; Died Unknown. James Blake Ridenour was an Accountant. Her parents are Miles B. Bunch and Lillie Holloman. Helen Irene (Hoover) Ridenour then married May, 1943, to Charles Jacob Andrest: Born December 31, 1906, in Annapolis, MD; Died August 5, 1981, at Memorial Hospital,  Easton, MD (age 74). Buried in Presbyterian Cemetery, Port Matilda, PA.

Ralph N. Ridenour and Mary Ellen (Blake) Ridenour were divorced about 1899 in Pennsylvania.

Ralph N. Ridenour then married Unknown Unknown.

Unknown Unknown was born Unknown and Died Unknown. She is possibly the daughter of Edward/Edwin C. Wickham (Born about 1866 in Wheeling, Ohio Co., WV, father Conrad) and Phoebe G. (Unknown) Unknown of Pennsylvania.

Ralph N. Ridenour and Unknown Unknown were married about 1900 in Unknown.

Ralph N. Ridenour and Unknown (Unknown) Blake had Unknown children.




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Mary Ellen (Blake) Ridenour is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, Blair Co., PA. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Ralph Cornelius Ridenour is buried in Chenango Valley Cemetery, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


The 1860 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1860, shows James Blake (age 40) born in Maryland is a Blacksmith with real estate worth $300 and personal estate worth $200 living in Martinsburg Borough, Blair Co., PA. Living with him is his wife Margaret Blake (age 30) born in Pennsylvania. Also living there are their children, all born in Pennsylvania: John Blake (age 11); Burdine Blake (age 8); Sharlot Blake (age 7); James Blake (age 6); Fillmore Blake age 5); Packer Blake (age 3); and Warren Blake (age 8/12). 1857

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on June 14, 1860, shows Wm. Ridenour (age 43) born in Pennsylvania with personal estate of $100 is a Day Laborer living in the City of Altoona, Blair Co., PA. Living with him is Margaret Ridenour (age 36) born in Pennsylvania. Also living there are the following Ridenours, all born in Pennsylvania: Amy Ridenour (age 18); Jane Ridenour (age 16); Wm. B. Ridenour (age 14); Enos Ridenour (age 12); Zelphia Ridenour (age 10); and Ella Ridenour (age 3/12).

Mary Ellen Blake was born March 12, 1861, in Martinsburg, Blair Co., PA.

Ralph N. Ridenour was born May 1867 in Altoona, Blair Co., PA.

Mary E. Aiken was born about 1870 in Altoona, Blair Co., PA.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on August 1, 1870, shows James Blake (age 52) born in Pennsylvania is a Blacksmith with real estate worth $1,600 and personal estate worth $200 living in Martinsburg Borough, Blair Co., PA. Living with him is his wife Ellen Blake (age 40) born in Pennsylvania. Also living there are their children, all born in Pennsylvania: John Blake (age 22) a School Teacher; Birdine Blake (age 20) a Blacksmith; Jennie Blake (age 18); James Blake (age 16); Philmore Blake age 14); Packer Blake (age 13); Mary Blake (age 9); Grant Blake (age 4); and Adda Blake (age 2).

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 25, 1870, shows William Ridenour (age 50) born in Pennsylvania with real estate of $2,000 and personal estate of $100 is a Blacksmith living in the 2nd Ward, City of Altoona, Blair Co., PA. Living with him is Margaret Ridenour (age 48) born in Pennsylvania, who is Keeping House. Also living there are the following Ridenours, all born in Pennsylvania: Enoch Ridenour (age 22), a Machinist; Phoebe Ridenour (age 7); and Ralph N. Ridenour (age 5).

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 3, 1880, shows James Blake (age 59) born in Pennsylvania to Maryland-born parents is a blacksmith living in Martinsburg Borough, Blair Co., PA. Living with him is his wife Ellen Blake (age 52) born in Indiana to Maryland-born parents. Also living there are their children: Burdine Blake (age 29) born in Maryland, who is a blacksmith; Mary Blake (age 19) born in Pennsylvania; Grant Blake (age 12) born in Pennsylvania; and Adaline Blake (age 11) born in Pennsylvania.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 15, 1880, shows William Ridenour (age 63) born in Pennsylvania to Maryland and Pennsylvania-born parents is a Laborer living at 425 Sixth Street, 8th Ward, City of Altoona, Blair Co., PA. Living with him is his wife, Margaret Ridenour (age 58) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there are his two unmarried children, both born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents: Phoeba G. Ridenour (age 16); and Ralph N. Ridenour (age 14).

Ralph N. Ridenour and Mary E. Aiken were married May 6, 1888, in Altoona, Blair Co., PA.


Ralph N. Ridenour and Mary E. Aiken Marriage Record.


Mary E. (Aiken) Ridenour died December, 1895, in Altoona, Blair Co., PA, at age 26. Buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Altoona, Blair Co., PA.


The Altoona Tribune, Altoona, Blair Co., PA, Tuesday, December 10, 1895

MRS. MARY RIDENOUR

The death of Mrs. Mary Ridenour, mention of which was made in yesterday's TRIBUNE, was due to peritonitis. She had reached the age of 26 years, 2 months and 4 days. The deceased is survived by her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Aiken, of 1427 Third avenue, and four children - Ralph, William, Emma and Margaret. Two brothers and two sisters are also yet living. These are: Mrs. Helen Lohr, Maggie, Benjamin R. and William Aiken, all of this city. The funeral services will be held at the residence of her parents this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment in Oak Ridge cemetery.


James Blake died July 6, 1896, in Martinsburg, Blair Co., PA, at age 76.

Ralph N. Ridenour and Mary Ellen "Margaret" Blake were married January 14, 1898, in Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OH.


Ralph N. Ridenour and Mary Ellen "Margaret" Blake Marriage Record.


The Altoona Tribune, Altoona, Blair Co., PA, Saturday, February 19, 1898

They Were Married.

Married, at Youngstown, O., by the Rev. George N. Anderson, Mr. Ralph Ridenour, of Sharon, Pa., to Miss Mary Blake, of Martinsburg, Blair county, Pa.


Ralph N. Ridenour and Mary Ellen "Margaret" (Blake) Ridenour were divorced before 1900.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 2, 1900, shows Margaret Blake (age 39) born March, 1861, in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, is a divorced Head of Household and is living in North Woodbury Twp., Martinsburg Borough, Blair Co., PA, with the only child born to her is still alive. Living with her is her unmarried brother: Burdine Blake (age 50) born March 1850 in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, a Blacksmith. Also living there are: her uncle, William Brown (age 75) born October 1824 in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, a Blacksmith; and her son, James Ridenour (age 2) born March 1898 in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 12, 1900, shows Ralph Ridenour (age 33) born May, 1867, in Ohio to Ohio-born parents, is a Widower Door Maker, and is boarding at 326 Second Street, 4th Ward, City of Lima, Allen Co., OH.


Altoona Mirror, Altoona, PA, Thursday, May 10, 1906

MILLARD F. BLAKE, A prominent resident of Blair county and a brother of John W. Blake of this city, died at his home in Martinsburg at 6:15 o'clock Tuesday evening. His death primarily resulted from a sunstroke he received several years ago, which terminated in nervous prostration. Mr. Blake was a mechanic of reputation and of an inventive turn of mind, having been the patentee of improvements in dumping cars, truss rods, etc, and the inventor of the car, the patent of which is in litigation in our courts with the Pennsylvania railroad company. He was born on January 15, 1856, being a son of James (deceased) and Margaret Ellen Blake. His entire life was spent in Martinsburg and he died in the house in which he was born. He is survived by his wife and the following sons and daughter: Roland, who is a soldier in the United States army, now serving in the Philippines; Walter, in the government service, and at present located at Denver, Col.; Colonel James, at home, and Edith and Myra, both of whom are married. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: John W. of Altoona, Rev. William P. Blake of Indian Territory, U. S. Grant Blake of Emporia, Kan., James of Montana, Mrs. Dr. McCready and Mrs. Alice Wegan of Duncansville, Mary and Burdine Blake of Martinsburg. Funeral services were conducted at the late residence this afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. E. H. Smith.


The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 28, 1910, shows Margaret E. Blake (age 83) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents is a widowed head of household with her own income living on North Market Street, Martinsburg Borough, Blair Co., PA with 7 of the 15 children born to her still alive. Living with her is her unmarried son Burdine Blake (age 60) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents who is an invalid; her married daughter Mary E. Ridenour (age 49) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents who works as a house keeper for another family, who has been married for 13 years and her only child is still living; and her grandson James B. Ridenour (age 12) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 23, 1910, shows Ralph Ridenour (age 43) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents and in his second marriage and married for 10 years is a Prisoner who Assembles Rat Traps and is living at the Columbus City Work House, 269 Olive Street, 8th Ward, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.

Recruits for the Army from Altoona on May 7, 1917, included James B. Ridenour of Martinsburg.

John L. Spear and Margaret Ellen Ridenour were married November 16, 1918, in Altoona, Blair Co., PA.


The Altoona Tribune, Altoona, Blair Co., PA, Monday November 18, 1918

RECENT WEDDINGS

Spear - Ridenour.

Mr. John L. Spear and Miss Margaret C. Ridenour, both of Pittsburg, were united in marriage at 5 o'clock Saturday evening at the home of Mrs. O. P. Aiken, 2516 Dysart avenue. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Clayton Grinnell, pastor of the First Baptist church, in the presence of the bride's family, with the use of the ring ceremony. The groom is employed in the traffic department of the Jones Laughlin Steel company and his bride is a very estimable young woman. They will reside in Pittsburg.


The Altoona Mirror, Altoona, PA, Saturday, December 21, 1918

MARTINSBURG.

An announcement of the marriage of Captain Roland G. Blake to Miss Edna Mildred Stansbury, December 12, at Jamaica, N. Y., was received by the groom's aunt, Mrs. Mary Ridenour. Mr. Blake was a former Martinsburg boy. He is now attached to the air service aeronautics, U. S. A.


The Altoona Mirror, Altoona, PA, Saturday, April 26, 1919

MARTINSBURG.

Rev. and Mrs. W. P. Blake, who were former residents of Shawnee, Okla., spent Friday in Martinsburg with the former's brother and sister, John W. Blake and Mrs. Mary Ridenour. Mr. and Mrs. Blake stopped here on their way to Hyattsville, Md., where they will make their future home.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 15, 1920, shows John Speer (age 38) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, is a married Laborer at a Steel Mill, and who rents his home, and is living at 1214 Allegheny Avenue, 22nd Ward, City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA. Living with him are: his wife, Margaret Speer (age 25) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents; and his daughter, Mary Speer (age 4/12) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 1920 shows John W. Blake (age 71) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents is a Fruit Farm Farmer owning his own home free of a mortgage and is living on North Market Street, Martinsburg Borough, Blair Co., PA. Living with him is his wife, Nancy Blake (age 74) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents. Also living there is his married sister: Mary E. Ridenour (age 58) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on April 5, 1920, shows Howard Wogan (age 47) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents is a Machinist in a Glass Factory renting his home at 814 Second Ave., 2nd Ward, City of Altoona, Blair Co.,  PA. Living with him is his wife, Alice Wogan (age 51) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents. Also living at home are their unmarried children, all born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents: Margaret Wogan (age 20); Mary Wogan (age 19), a Weaver in a Silk Mill; Dorothy Wogan (age 15); and Harry Wogan (age 12). Also living there is his unmarried nephew, James Ridenour (age 21) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, a Clerk in a Steam Railroad Office.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 28, 1920, shows Edward Wicham (age 54) born in West Virginia to West Virginia-born parents is a Stove Moulder at a Stove Company renting his home at 117 Filmore Avenue, 4th Ward, City of Scranton, Lackawanna Co.,  PA. Living with him is his wife, Phoebe Wicham (age 56) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents. Also living at home are his relatives, all born in Pennsylvania: his widowed daughter, Margaret Plageman (age 36) born to West Virginia and Pennsylvania-born parents, a Clerk at a Coffee Company; his granddaughter, Lenora Plageman (age 14) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents; his grandson, Edward Plageman (age 12) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents; his grandson, Joseph Plageman (age 11) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents. and his unmarried brother-in-law, Ralph Ridenour (age 54) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, a Moulder at a Stove Company. Two Coal Miners are also Boarding there.

William Aiken Ridenour and Celia Conroy were married April 3, 1926, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.


The Altoona Mirror, Altoona, PA, Wednesday, June 27, 1928

MARTINSBURG.

Grant Blake and wife of Buhler, Kan., accompanied the former's brother Rev. William Packard Blake of Washington, D. C., to Martinsburg, their native town, where they met their brother J. W. Blake and sister Mrs. Mary Ridenour.


Ralph Ridenour was living in Scranton, PA, at the time of his sister Phoebe's death in 1929.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 9, 1930, shows John Blake (age 81) born in Pennsylvania to Maryland and Pennsylvania-born parents is a widower head of household owning his own home on North Market Street, Martinsburg Borough, Blair Co., PA. Living with him is his widowed sister, Mary Ridenour (age 69) born in Pennsylvania to Maryland and Pennsylvania-born parents, who is a Housekeeper. Also living there is John's nephew, James Ridenour (age 32) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, and first married at age 24, who is a Clerk at Rail Road Shops.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 2, 1930, shows Ralph Ridonier (age 64) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, and first married at age 28, is an Unemployed Widower, and is living at the Salvation Army Industrial House, Borough of Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY.


The Altoona Mirror, Altoona, PA, Tuesday, May 8, 1934

NOTED BLACKSMITH HAS ANNIVERSARY

Another milestone was reached today in the journey of life by John W. Blake, familiarly known as the Pennsylvania blacksmith. Mr. Blake is today quietly celebrating his 86th birthday in the quiet of his home in Martinsburg where he is making his home with his sister, Mrs. Mary Rightnour. Mr. Blake was born at Martinsburg on May 8, 1848. He served as blacksmith apprentice under his father, James Blake, but the Civil war broke out before his trade was completed and he enlisted on Feb. 22, 1864. He was assigned to the 122nd Pennsylvania infantry where he served one year. Mr. Blake was mustered out in November, 1865. After the war Mr. Blake started in to complete his chosen trade and built up the business which had suffered from neglect. He followed his trade at Martinsburg, Roaring Spring and at York where he blacksmithed and taught school for three years. He moved from Roaring Spring to Altoona where he served the Pennsylvania Railroad company in their blacksmith shop from December, 1890 to May 8, 1919, when he was retired at the age of 70 years, since which time he makes his home in Martinsburg. His wife, Mrs. Nancy Jane (Longenecker) Blake, died eight years ago. Mr. Blake has traveled very extensively since his retirement. Besides many trips to different states he made twelve trips to California where he spent the winters. Mr. Blake is still hale and hearty and says he never felt better in his life. He was always a stalwart Republican and takes a great interest in reading the political news and discussing the present situation of our country and pointing out the political short comings of the present day.


Mary Ellen (Blake) Ridenour died December 26, 1938, at her home in Martinsburg, Blair Co., PA, at age 77. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, Blair Co., PA.


Mary Ellen (Blake) Ridenour Death Certificate.


The Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Blair Co., PA, Tuesday December 27, 1938

MRS. MARY RIDENOUR

Of Martinsburg, widow of Ralph Ridenour, died suddenly at her home at 1:30 o'clock yesterday morning of a heart attack. She was born on March 12, 1861, in Martinsburg, a daughter of James and Marguerite Allen Blake, and married Mr. Ridenour in Youngstown in 1897. Surviving are one son, James, at home, and two brothers, Rev. W. P. Blake of Hyattsville, Md., and Grant of Burrton, Kans. Mrs. Ridenour was a lifelong member of the Martinsburg Church of God. The body may be viewed at the Miller funeral home in Martinsburg.


The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 16, 1940, shows James Ridenour (age 42) born in Pennsylvania, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 8 years of School, is a Separated Waiter in a Pool Room who is Lodging at the Charles Stausser residence, Julian Street, Borough of Martinsburg, Blair Co., PA.


James B. Ridenour, a resident of Pasquotank, NC, enlisted October 3, 1942, in the U. S. Army at Richmond, VA. Divorced, without dependents. One year of High School education.

Name: Ridenour, James B
Serial Number: 33226991
Residence: Pasquotank, North Carolina
Enlistment Place: Richmond, Virginia
Enlistment Date: 03 October 1942
Grade Alpha: Pvt
Grade Code: Private
Branch Alpha: Bi
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, Usa
Enlistment Term: Enlistment For The Duration of The War or Other Emergency, Plus Six Months, Subject To The Discretion of The President or Otherwise According To Law
Longevity:
Source: Enlisted Man, Regular Army, After 3 Months of Discharge
Nativity: Pennsylvania
Birth Year: 1898
Race and Citizenship: White, Citizen
Education: 1 Year of High School
Civil Occupation: Accountants and Auditors
Marital Status: Divorced, Without Dependents
Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Card Number:
Box Number: 0629
Reel Number: 1.146


Celia (Conroy) Ridenour died May 12, 1944, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA (age 53). Buried in Brad. Catholic Cemetery, Allegheny Co., PA.


Celia (Conroy) Ridenour Death Certificate.


William Aiken Ridenour and Cecelia V. (Polanski) Janoski were married April 25, 1949, in Allegheny Co., PA.


William Aiken Ridenour and Cecelia V. (Polanski) Janoski Marriage Record.


Cecelia V. (Polanski) (Janoski) Ridenour died September 18, 1953, in Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA, at age 46. Buried in Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.


Cecelia V. (Polanski) (Janoski) Ridenour Death Certificate.


Ralph Cornelius Ridenour died January 20, 1954, at Binghamton City Hospital, NY (age 63). Buried in Chenango Valley Cemetery, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY. Buried in Chenango Valley Cemetery, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY.


The Binghamton Press, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, Wednesday, January 20, 1954

RALPH C. RIDENOUR, 63, of 456 Chenango Street, died at 2:30 a. m. today at Binghamton City Hospital. He is survived by two sisters, Mar. Irma Embick and Mrs. Margaret Ballette, both of Altoona, Pa.; one brother, William Ridenour of Pittsburgh. He was a veteran of World War I. The body was moved to the Hopler & Georgia Funeral Home, 483 Chenango Street, where friends may call.


Birth: Dec. 8, 1864, Pennsylvania, USA

Death: Sep. 27, 1929, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA

death cert says she is buried in Forest Hill, obit says she is buried in Dunmore

d/o William Ridenour & Margaret Hahn

Mrs. Phoebe Wickham died yesterday morning at 3 o'clock in the family home, 1342 Jefferson avenue. She was a resident of this city for the past thirty-five years and was a member of the Green Ridge Baptist church. She also was affiliated with the Women's Benefit association.
In addition to her husband, Edward C. Wickham, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Kelleway, Scranton; a son, Edward J. Wickham, Beckley, W. Va.; a brother, Ralph Ridenour, Scranton, and ten grandchildren.
Services will be held on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the family home. The Rev. George Savige, Providence M.E. church, will officiate. Interment will be in Dunmore cemetery.



 

The Scranton Republican (Scranton, Pennsylvania) 9/28/1929

Birth: Dec. 8, 1864, Pennsylvania, USA

Death: Sep. 27, 1929, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA

death cert says she is buried in Forest Hill, obit says she is buried in Dunmore

d/o William Ridenour & Margaret Hahn

Mrs. Phoebe Wickham died yesterday morning at 3 o'clock in the family home, 1342 Jefferson avenue. She was a resident of this city for the past thirty-five years and was a member of the Green Ridge Baptist church. She also was affiliated with the Women's Benefit association. In addition to her husband, Edward C. Wickham, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Kelleway, Scranton; a son, Edward J. Wickham, Beckley, W. Va.; a brother, Ralph Ridenour, Scranton, and ten grandchildren. Services will be held on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the family home. The Rev. George Savige, Providence M.E. church, will officiate. Interment will be in Dunmore cemetery.

 

Altoona Tribune, November 1, 1901, pg 5

WILLIAM RIDENOUR

A brief announcement was made in yesterday's TRIBUNE of the death at Scranton of Mr. William Ridenour, a former resident of this city. Had he lived until April next he would have been 84 years of age and his demise was due to diseases incident to advanced years. He was born in Huntingdon county, but for many years had lived here, being employed in the blacksmith department of the car shops. For several years past he had lived in Scranton. His wife died some years ago. He is survived by these sons and daughters: W. B. Ridenour, of Scranton; E. E. Ridenour, of Altoona; Ralph Ridenour, of Columbus, O.; Mrs. Jennie Moore and Mrs. Amy Aikens, of Altoona; Mrs. Annie Ditch, of Wichita, Kan., and Mrs. Phoebe Wickham, of Scranton, at whose home he died. The body will be brought to this city and conveyed to the home of his grandson, W. C. Ridenour, 913 First avenue, where it can be viewed Saturday morning until 10 o'clock, when the funeral services will take place. Interment in Oak Ridge cemetery.