1746 - King George's War aka French and Indian War
Sergeant Benjamin Kidder - New Hampshire - Killed in Action - 1746 - Louisbourg, N. S. - age 48
Captain Solomon Kidder - Massachusetts Regiment - Killed in Action November 20, 1776 - White Plains, New York - age 43
Private Thomas Kidder - Massachusetts Regiment - Killed in Action June 28, 1778 - at Monmouth. New Jersey - age 24
1848 - Mexican War
numerous soldiers buried in unmarked graves in US and Mexico
Private Enoch Lorenzo Kidder - Massachusetts - Killed in Action - he never returned from War - age 20
World War I
Private Charles Martin Kidder - Army - Killed in Action - July 16,1918 - in France - age 23
2nd Lieutenant Hugh Pratt Kidder - 2nd Marine Division - Killed in Action - Oct. 3, 1918 - at Blanch Mont. France - age 25
Private Harvey W. Kidder - 307th Infantry - Killed in Action - Oct. 16, 1918 - at Romagne, France - age 22
Private Charles Kidder - Army - Killed in Action - Sept. 24, 1919 - in France - age 28
World War II
Private First Class Wallace Eugene Kidder - 1st Ranger Battalion - Killed in Action - Nov. 12, 1943 - at Venafro, Italy - age 21
Flight Officer Donald Leo Kidder - 391 Bomb Squadron - Killed training flight - Sept 22, 1943 - in Kansas - age 24
Ensign Joseph Dunbar Kidder - U.S. Navy - Killed Mid-Air Collision - Nov. 3, 1943 - in Florida while training - age 22
Lieutenant Gordon Arthur Kidder - 156 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force - Executed by SS Nazi - Mar. 29, 1944 - Hodonin, Moravia, Czech Republic
Private Neil Linden Kidder - 36th Infantry - Killed in Action - July 17, 1944 - in Belgium - age 21
Private First Class Elden Bennett Kidder - Co. E., 23rd Marine Battalion - Killed in Action - Feb 28, 1945 - in Iwo Jima - age 26
JOHN and SALLY KIDDER of London, Monroe Co., MI, lost two sons during the Civil War.
Oldest son, ISAAC D. KIDDER (35 years old) served with the 18th Michigan Infantry, became sick and died 8 July 1863, buried in the National Cemetery, Nashville, TN.
Their youngest son, HIRAM O. KIDDER served in the 1st Michigan Cavalry, Company A, he gave the following information at induction 5-4, black hair, black eyes, fair complexion, a farmer.
HIRAM O. KIDDER at 16 years of age was the youngest KIDDER to be KILLED IN ACTION during the Civil War, this occurred at Haw's Shop, Virginia, Saturday, 28 May 1864.
This was a fight between cavalry forces from the North and South.
Hard to put into words the price this family paid, losing two sons, especially the youngest at only 16 years of age.
A movie titled The Great Escape starring Steve McQueen, was a true story based on 200 soldiers who tried to escape from Stalag Luft III
Gordon Arthur Kidderwas murdered by German SS Gestapo in 1944, after he escaped from a Stalag
**NEW Sept. 2016** Web site with complete history and photos of the Great Escape
Arizona Ranger Jeff Kidder murdered in Mexico
Theodore C. Kidder - murdered by mob in Minnesota - 1934
Unsolved Murder of Naomi Lee Kidder - 10 Sept. 1982 - Wyoming
A BLOG titled "Just Kidders" at the web site below:
Copyright on new Kidder family information.
Descendants of James Kidder
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New Book "The Kidders of Wilmington."2012
Can be purchased for $50.00, send check to either "Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear", or "North Carolina Coastal Land Trust."
Mail to: Susan Taylor Block, 1908 Colleton Court, Wilmington, NC 28403.
"The Kidders of Wilmington." were, and are, a prominent name in Wilmington, stretching back nearly
two centuries to 1826.
When brothers Frederic and Edward Kidder immigrated (via a stormy coastal voyage) from their ancestral home in New Ipswich, N.H., to Wilmington, where they opened a commission merchants business.
Frederic hated the climate, spent his summers back in New England and left for good after less than a decade.
Edward stayed on, prospered in the lumber business and even ran a blockade runner during the Civil War (while trying various peace feelers between the Confederacy and the North).
Coat of Arms, Colonel Reuben Kidder (1723 - 1793)
Colonel Reuben Kidder, loyalist, of New Ipswich, NH, had the arms of the Kidder family carved upon the mantel of his dining room and a coat painted which hung upon the walls of the drawing room of his mansion house. The above coat of arms which I presently have, is NOT a Kidder coat of arms, the above was painted ( from the description of Colonel Reuben Kidder's coat of arms on mantel in his dining room ) by an unknown artist commissioned by my great aunt Bea Kidder Bodenstein of Staatsburg, NY
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