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Notes on Francis Marion Ridge and Francis Marion Wridge


Compiled by Clyde M. Senger
Last updated 7 June 2012.

This page is dedicated to the late Wilbur S. Wridge whose help was invaluable in developing my interest in these lines.

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Francis Wridge and Sarah Strickland
... Anna Wridge and Henry Hahn
... Lucy Wridge and Benjamin Martin
... William Wridge and Ruby Forgey
...... Clarence Wridge
...... Arthur Wridge
...... Elmer Wridge
... Andrew J. Wridge
Wridges with unknown connection
Some Other Francis Marion Ridge Lines
... Francis Marion Ridge and Rebecca Ooley
... Francis M. RIDGE born ca 1840 IN
.... Francis Ridge and Elmira Goff
... Francis Ridge and Mary Olive Stone
... Francis Ridge and Elvira

Several sources are not listed in the references. These include:
... (???) RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project at http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi
... (af) Ancestral Files of the LDS church at Family Search Internet.
... (bi) birth record of the individual or of a child of the individual.
... (cem) records from the cemetery, either directly or from listings on the internet.
... (dc) death certificate from the indicated state.
... (di) death index for the indicated state such as California and Oregon.
... (igi) International Genealogical Index of the LDS church at Family Search Internet.
... (mi) marriage records for the indicated area.
... (ssdi) the Social Security Death Index available several sites on-line.
... (wsda) Washington State Digital Archives at http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Home

You will notice that a number of the names are given both with and without a middle name or initial. This is done it increase the lilelyhood that someone using a search engine will locate this page. I trust the reader will understand this even though it may seem an inconvenience at times.

The surname WRIDGE is relatively rare in the genealogical records. In one cases, it obviously evolved from RIDGE. In trying to determine the ancestors of Wilbur S. Wridge, it became obvious that the Ridge lines were difficult to work with. Further, there seemed to be some possible confusion regarding other individuals named Francis Marion Ridge. This page is an attempt to clear up some of the confusion or point out the problems.


********** Francis M Wridge and Sarah Strickland **********

.... Francis Marion RIDGE (mj) or F. M. RIDGE (c1860, c1885) or Frank RIDGE (c1870) or F. M. WRIDGE (c1920) or Francis WRIDGE (c1910) or Frank M. WRIDGE (c1900), born 20 (igi) Dec 1843 (c1900) Marion, apparently the county' KY (igi) or AR (c1900) or MO (c1860) or KY (c1870,c1910), died 26 July 1924 Curry Co OR (di at Ancestry as Wudge), interred Smith River Cemetery, Smith River, Del Norte Co., CA (fg), married 7 Feb 1867 Williamson Co., TX (mj)
.... Sarah STRICKLAND (igi,c1860) or Sallie STRICKLAND (igi) or Sarah STRICKLIN (di Lucy) or Sarah Ann STRICKLAND (mj), dau of Stephen Strickland (c1860) and Eda GRIMES (igi), born 16 (igi) Aug 1845 (c1900,igi) Washington Co (igi) AR (c1900), died 10 April 1916 Josephine Co OR (di), apparently married second ca 1882 (c1900)
.... Christian SHORTZ, born Oct 1830 Germany (c1900), died 22 June 1910 Josephine Co OR, interred Granite Hill Cemetery, Grants Pass OR (cem).
... Children 5, 4 alive in 1900 (c1900):
....i. Anna RIDGE (c1885), born May 1869 TX (c1900), parents born KY and KS (c1900) or KY and AR (c1910), apparently the one who died 2 June 1946 Coos Co OR, married
.......... Henry HAHN and later
.......... David ADAMS.
....ii. Lucy Rebecca WRIDGE, born 29 Oct 1870 TX (di), parents KY and AR (c1900) or KY and MO (c1920), died 19 Oct 1952 Del Notre Co CA (di), married
.......... Benjamin MARTIN.
....iii. William B. WRIDGE, born 5 (mfn) Feb 1872 TX, parents KY and TX (c1900), Georgetown (ww1 Arthur) or Dallas Co., TX (mfn), died 18 April 1952 Multnomah Co., OR (di), married
.......... Ruby May FORGEY.
....iv. Andrew WRIDGE (c1900), born 16 (ww1) Feb 1874 TX (c1900), parents born AR and MO (c1900) or KY and TX (c1920), died 10 June 1947 Curry Co., OR (di), married ca 1904
........... Amy E. MILLER (c1910).
....?. child died before 1900 (c1900).
... References:
..... (c1860) Federal census 1860 Texas Williamson Co Williamson Division page 29 res 412-425 (Frank Ridge with James M Berry).
..... (c1860) Federal census 1860 Texas Williamson Co Williamson Division sheet 92? page 304 res 595-606 (Stephen Strickland).
..... (c1870) Federal census 1870 Texas Williamson Co Georgetown sheet 3 page 373 res 16-16 (Frank Ridge with Steven Strickland).
..... (c1885) State census 1885, 1887, 1889 Washington Klickitat Co page (Anna with F M Ridge).
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900 Oregon Curry Co Chetco ED 70 sheet 3B res 62-62 (Benj Merton).
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900 California Modoc Co Lake City ED 83 sheet 1A page 30 res 6-6 (Christian Shortz).
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900 Oregon Curry Co Mountain ED 70 sheet 6A page 84 res 106-106 (Andrew. Wridge servant of Raliegh Scott).
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900 Oregon Curry Co Mountain ED 70 sheet 6A page 84 res 105-105? (Frank M. Wridge).
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900 Oregon Curry Co Pistol River ED 70 sheet 7A page 85 res 124-124 (William B Wridge).
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910 Oregon Josephine Co South Grants Pass ED 123 sheet 1A page 106 res 8 (Christian Shortz).
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910 Oregon Curry Co Mountain ED 73 sheet 2B res 106-106 (Frances Wridge).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 Oregon Curry Co Brookings ED 129 sheet 4A page 252 res 88-88 (F M Wridge with B F Mertin).
..... (tcc) 12th Regiment, Texas Cavalry http://members.aol.com/dkrocket/roster.htm

********** Notes about Francis M Wridge **********

..... Francis is listed as a carpenter's apprentice (1860), as a house carpenter (c1885,c1910) and stock rancher (1900).
..... The family was not identified in the 1880 census but was in Klickatat Co WA by 1885 and may have moved to Morrow Co OR by 1889 when his daughter married there. Son William reported that he had moved to Curry Co OR in 1892 (phcc) and probably the rest of the family except Annie did too.
..... It is unclear if the surname spelling "Wridge" was always the accepted one for the family or not. Clearly, the census records before 1900 recorded "Ridge." It seems that about the time Francis moved to Oregon that he appears with the surname Wridge. That was the surname on his daughter Annie's marriage record 1889 in Oregon.
..... There appears to be some misunderstanding about the parents of this Francis. He reports his parents are born AR and MO (c1900), Canada and KY (c1910) and KY and KY (c1920). There is one report that Francis was born in Marion Co., Kentucky but the Francis there in the 1850 census is 18 or 19, not 7 years old (c1850). That individual married Rebecca OOLEY. Of course, the family might have moved by 1850 but a study of that Ridge line does not seem to have another Francis of the appropriate age (dh).
..... It appears that this Francis M Ridge was a member of the 12th Regiment, Texas Confederate Cavalry, Company I, the Williamson Bowies (tcc). A Robert R. Ridge (km) was also a member of that unit suggesting a possible relationship. Robert was reportedly born in Pulaski Co., KY but I found no evidence of either in the 1850 census records. Robert died in San Diego CA about 1881 and a Francis Ridge made a cash entry on 80 acres of land in San Diego Co. CA 26 Oct 1883 (blm). It might have been this Francis helping the family of Robert.
..... Francis had a homestead in Curry Co OR issued Roseburg OR 3 July 1902 150.22 acres (blm).
... References:
..... See above and
..... (blm) Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/
..... (dh) World Connect Family Tree "Ridge3" by Dan Houser in 2006.
..... (km) World Connect Family Tree "Ridge and Williams line of Southern California" by Karen Mansir in 2006.
..... (phcc) Pioneer History of Coos and Curry Counties, Or. Orvil Dodge, Historian 1898
http://www.genealogytrails.com/ore/coos/1898his/1898bio-1.html

********** Children of Francis M Wridge and Sarah Strickland **********


..... Anna RIDGE (c1885) or Annie F. WRIDGE (mi) or Annie France WRIDGE (c1910) probably Annie Francis WRIDGE (cms), dau of Francis M. Ridge and Sarah Strickland, born May 1869 TX (c1900) or possibly 18 Dec 1873 (dah), apparently the one who died 2 June 1946 Coos Co OR (di), married ca 1891 (c1910) or 12 Sep 1889 Morow Co OR (wsms)
.... Henry HAHN or Henry H. HAHN (wsms) or Henry Hutton HAHN (igi), son of Frederic Hahn and Caroline (jg), born July 1861 OH (c1900), possibly the one who died 28 Jun 1913 Douglas Co OR (di). She married later 6 July 1915 Coos Co OR (mi)
.... David ADAMS or David Evert ADAMS (mi,dh) or David Everett ADAMS (ww1), son of Benjamin F. Adams and Kate (c1900) or Benjamin Franklin Adams and Catherine F. SHEARER (dah), born 2 (ww1) Sept 1887 (ww1.c1900) Coos Co., OR (ww1), died 28 Jun 1967 Coos Co OR (di,dh) with wife Jennie (di). David was a carpenter in 1917 (ww1).
... Children 4, 4 alive 1910:
....i. Genevia HAHN, born 11 (di) Aug 1890 OR (c1900), died 8 July 1969 Kings Co CA (di), married 27 Dec 1908 Lakeview, Lake Co., OR (igi)
.......... Herman W GRABER.
....ii. Myrtle HAHN or Myrtle M HAHN (mi) or Myrtle May HAHN (di) or Mertle HAHN, born 21 (di) Aug 1892 CA (c1900), died 2 Dec 1950 Kings Co CA (di), married
.......... James WATSON.
....iii. Clarence HAHN or Clarence C. HAHN (di) or Clarence Calvin HAHN (ww1), born 9 (ww1) Oct 1894 (ww1,c1900) Cedarville (ww1) Modoc Co., (cms) CA (c1900), died 23 Dec 1970 Kings Co CA (di) address Hanford (ssdi), married 4 July 1920 Coos Co OR (mi) probably the girl next door
.......... Agnes F SCOTT. He was a farmer in Lakeview, Lake Co OR in 1917 (ww1) a lumber faller in a logging camp listed with his mother and at the camp (c1920) and a railroad carpenter (c1930).
....iv. Viola HAHN, born Aug 1896 CA (c1900), perhaps the Viola BOWERS, born 12 Aug 1896, died Mar 1986 address Pasco, Franklin Co., WA (ssdi).
... References:
..... (c1885) State census 1885, 1887, 1889 Washington Klickitat Co (Anna with F M Ridge).
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900 Oregon Coos Co Ten Mile ED 11 sheet 5A page 247 res 69-69 (Dave Adams).
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900 California Modoc Co Cedarville ED 84 sheet 7A page 49 res 127-132 (Henry Hahn).
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910 Oregon Lake Co Crooked Creek ED 141 sheet 19B res 41-41 (H H Hahn).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 Oregon Coos Co North Bend ED 114 sheet 9A page 104 res 188-205 (David Adams).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 Oregon Coos Co Empire ED 118 sheet 3B (Clarence Hahn).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 Oregon Coos Co North Bend ED 12 sheet 4A page 37 res 84-88 (Dave Adams).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 Alaska Terr. Third Judicial District Cordova ED 6 sheet18A res 142-166 (Clarence Hahn).
..... (dah) World Connect Family Tree "Henny Dec 2005" by DeAnn Henny in 2005.
..... (jg) World Connect Family Tree "Glaser-Tenewitz" by Joan Glaser in 2008 at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:886811&id=I600307444
..... (wsms)Western States Marriages Search http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm

..... Lucy Rebecca WRIDGE (di) or Lucy RIDGE, dau of Francis Wridge and Sarah Strickland, born 29 (di) Oct 1870 TX (di,c1900), parents KY and AR (c1900), died 19 Oct 1952 Del Notre Co CA (di), married ca 1888 (c1900).
.... B. F. MERTIN (c1920) or Benjamin MERTON (c1900) or Benjamin MARTIN (c1930), son of John and Susan Martin (c1880), born Feb 1863 IA parents OH and PA (c1880) or VA and PA (c1900), died 15 Apr 1933 Josephine Co OR (di).
... Children 5, 4 alive 1900, 6 5 alive 1910:
...i. Grace MARTIN or Grace MARTIN or Grace A. MARTIN, born July 1890 WA (c1900).
...ii. Marion MARTIN (ww1) or Marion F. MARTIN (c1910) or Marion Francis MARTIN (oa), born 27 (ww1,oa) April 1892 (ww1,oa,c1900) Harbor, Curry Co. OR (oa), married ca 1915
.......... Lottie C. born ca 1895 OR (c1930) or CA (c1920), probably 30 Aug 1894 died 4 Aug 1990 King Co WA address Kirkland (ssdi). They had at least a daughter born ca 1922 (c1930). He was a creamery man in 1917 (ww1), truck driver (c1920) and construction engineer (c1930).
...iii. Dee MARTIN or Dee L. MARTIN (c1900) or Lucy MARTIN or Lucy D. MARTIN (oa,c1910), born 8 (oa) Oct 1896 OR (oa,c1900), apparently the Dee L. KOCH who died 23 April 1970 San Diego Co CA (di), married ca 1913 (c1930)
.......... D. M. THOMAS (c1920) or Daniel THOMAS or Daniel M. THOMAS (c1930), apparently son of Laura or Laurie HAIGHT (c1900), born Oct 1896 OR (c1900). She apparently married later a
.......... KOCH (di).
...iv. Vernon MARTIN or Vernon B. MARTIN (c1900) or Andrew B. MARTIN (c1910) or Benjamin Andrew MARTIN (ww1), born 20 (oa,ww1) July 1899 OR (oa,ww1,c1900), died 1 June 1976 Del Notre Co., CA (di). A truck driver in 1918 (ww1).
...v. Bertha N. MARTIN (c1910) or Nadine MARTIN (c1920) or Bertha Nadine MARTIN (oa), born ca 1902 OR (c1920) or 23 Nov 1901 (oa) OR (di), died 14 Feb 1958 Del Notre Co., CA (di), married after 1930
.......... a THOMAS. Nadine is living with her sister Dee and her husband in 1930.
... References:
..... (c1880) Federal census 1880 California Del Norte Co Smith River ED 24 page 21 (Laurie with D. Haight).
..... (c1880) Federal census 1880 Washington Klickitat Co Alder Creek ED 41 sheet 11 page 327 res 92-92 (Benjamin with John Martin).
..... (c1883) State census 1883, 1885, 1887 Washington Klickitat Co (Ben with John Martin).
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900 Oregon Curry Co Chetco ED 70 sheet 3B res 62-62 (Benj Merton).
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900 California Del Norte Co Smith River ED 11 sheet 5B (Daniel M Thomas with Daniel Haight).
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910 California Del Norte Co Smith River ED 3 sheet 2A page 264 res 23-23 (Benjamin F Martin).
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910 California Del Norte Co Smith River ED 3 sheet 1B res 14-14 (Grace Martin with Lincoln Kauffman).
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910 Oregon Multnomah Co Portland Ward 8 ED 192 sheet 8A page 172 res 184-195 address 691 1/2 East Morrison (Lawra and Dariel Thomas with Ada Harah (Hursh)).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 Oregon Curry Co Brookings ED 129 sheet 4A page 252 res 88-88 (B F Mertin).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 Washington King Co Seattle ED 81 sheet 11A page 191 res 237-259 (Marion F Martin).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 Oregon Curry Co Brookings ED 129 sheet 3A page 251 res 69-69 (D M Thomas).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 Oregon Josephine Co Fruitdale ED 4 sheet 3B res 78-79 (Benjamen F Martin).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 Washington King Co Seattle ED 408 sheet 9A page 85 res 93-108 (Marion T Martin).
..... (c19320) Federal census 193, California San Francisco Co San Francisco ED 317 sheet 11B res -392 (Nadine B Martin with Daniel M Thomas).
..... (oa) Oregon State Archives, Oregon Historical Records Index (delayed birth certificate).

.... William WRIDGE or William B. WRIDGE or William Bedford WRIDGE (wsw), son of Francis Marion Ridge and Sarah Strickland, born 5 (mfn) Feb 1872 (mfn,c1900) Georgetown TX (ww1 Arthur) or Dallas Co., TX (mfn), died 18 April 1952 Multnomah Co., OR (di) probably interred near wife married 24 Dec 1893 Rocky Prairie, Curry Co., OR (wsw)
.... Ruby FORGY or Ruby M. FORGY (phcc) or Ruby FORGEY or Ruby May FORGEY, dau of
.......... William Alexander Forgey and Hannah MICHAEL in this window,
... or ...
.......... William Alexander Forgey and Hannah MICHAEL in a POP-UP WINDOW,
born 22 Sept 1875, Williams, Josephine Co., Oregon (wsw), died 10 May (wsw) or 14 June 1964 age 88 (di) Multnomah Co., Oregon, (di) interred Crescent Grove Cemetery, Tigard, Washington Co, Oregon., near her mother (cem), ,
...Notes:Hannah lived with this daughter and son-in-law the rest of her life. Alexander Washington Forgey also lived there at times.
...Children 7, 7 alive in 1910:
..*.i. Clarence William WRIDGE, born 30 April 1895 (wsw), died 21 April 1938, Portland OR (di), married Oct 1918 Multnomah Co., OR (mi)
.......... Lillian BROWN.
..*.ii. Arthur Benjamin WRIDGE, born 29 July 1896 (ww1) Gold Beach, Curry Co, OR (igi), died 31 Aug 1949 Tillamook Co., OR (di), married
.......... Eleanor Beth SPENCER (dc).
....iii. Crystal WRIDGE or Crystal Susie WRIDGE, born 30 April 1898 (di,wsw) Gold Beach (), Curry Co., OR (mfn), died 12 June 1980 Multnomah Co., OR (di) married a MAXWELL (wsw) or Johnny MAXWELL (dc) but apparently not as previously reported John C. MAXWELL, born Aug 1892, died 7 May 1975 Multnomah Co., OR (di), no children (wsw). Helped raise many of her younger brothers and sisters (wsw).
....iv. Andrew WRIDGE or Andrew W. WRIDGE or Andrew Willard WRIDGE or Willard Andrew WRIDGE (ww1) or Willard WRIDGE (igi), born 20 Aug 1900 (ww1,oa), died 16 Feb (wsw) or 2 Oct 1958 Multnomah Co., OR (di) married 25 April 1923 Vancouver, Clark Co., WA (wsda)
.......... Gertrude SPENCER or Gertrude B. SPENCER (wsda) or Gertrude Belle SPENCER (slm), dau of Charles Homer Spencer and Valma Angeline VIERS (igi), born 5 May 1907 Filer, Twin Falls, ID (igi), died 31 July 1961, age 54, Multnomah Co., OR (di), at least 3 children (af).
....v. Lester WRIDGE or Lester C. WRIDGE or Lester Carl WRIDGE, born 9 June 1902 (wsw), died 5 May 1920 Washington Co., OR (di), interred Crescent Grove Cemetery, Tigard, Washington County, OR (cem).
....vi. Virgil WRIDGE or Virgil D. WRIDGE or Virgil Don WRIDGE (wsw) Sr. (fg), born 22 April 1904 (ssdi,wsw), died 5 (gej) June 1971 (ssdi), address Emmett, Gem Co., ID (ssdi), interred Riverside Cemetery, Emmett, Gem Co., ID (fg), married 22 Dec 1928 (wsda)
.......... Ethel SPENCER (wsda)or Ethel H. SPENCER (c1930) or Ethel Helen SPENCER (di,slm), dau of Charles Spencer and Valma Angeline VIERS (fg), born 17 Sept 1909 (di,ssdi), Filer, Twin Falls Co., (slm) ID, died 5 June 1994 Clackamas Co., OR (di), interred by husband (fg), 4 children (wsw).
....vii. Iris WRIDGE or Iris Irene WRIDGE (wsw), born 30 Oct 1909, died 25 March 2007, married 1936 (oi)
.......... Ralph BUONO (wsw) or Ralph Raymont BUONO (dc), son of Vincentzo and Rachael Buono (c1930), born 20 Feb 1903 (di) OR (c1930), died 24 Nov 1978 Multnomah Co., OR (di). There were 3 children (wsw), 1 living in 2007 (oi), and
............... Lynne BUONO, born 19 Jan 1940 Portland OR (ol), died 16 Oct 2003 (ssdi), married 1962 and had 2 children (ol).
..*.viii. Elmer WRIDGE (wsw), born 24 Feb 1912 (ssdi) Beaverton OR (slm), died 16 June 1977 Multnomah Co., OR (di) living in Portland (ssdi), married
.......... Leona BENTLEY (slm).
....ix. Hazel WRIDGE or Hazel Ruby WRIDGE (wsw), born 14 Aug 1915 (di), died 25 June 1991 Multnomah Co., OR (di) married first
.......... Wayne STRODE (wsw) or Wayne W. STRODE (di), apparently son of Charles J. and Ethel D. Strode (bg,c1920), born ca 1915 (c1920), died 20 May 1952 Multnomah Co., OR (di), 5 children (wsw), married second
.......... Leonard HAYMAN (wsw) apparently Leonard A. HAYMAN, born 28 May 1918, died 9 April 2005 address Gladstone, Clackamas Co., OR(ssdi).
... Notes: William had a homestead in Curry Co OR issued Roseburg OR 27 Jan 1901 160 acres (blm).
...References:
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900 Oregon Curry Co Pistol River ED 70 sheet 7A page 85 res 124-124 (William B Wridge).
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910 Washington Wahkiakum Co Skamokawa ED 313 sheet 23A page 244 res 239-239 (Charles H Spencer).
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910 Oregon Multnomah Co Lents ED 116 sheet 17B-18A page 178-179 res 433-441 (William B Wridge).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 Oregon Multnomah Co Portland ED 45 sheet 7B (Wanne with Victor K Stroder).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 Oregon Washington Co Kinton ED 408 sheet 3B res 73-78 (William B Wridge).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 Oregon Multnomah Co Portland ED 172 sheet 4B res 690-1003? (Vincentzo Buono).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 Oregon Multnomah Co Portland ED 105 sheet 3B (Wanne W with Charles J Strade).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 Oregon Columbia Co Vernonia ED 38 sheet 2A page 194 res 36-36 (Andrew W Wridge).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 Oregon Polk Co Douglas ED 1 sheet 5B res 101-103 (Crystal S Maxwell and Earnest E Wridge).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 Oregon Tillamook Co Foley ED 11 sheet 7B res 299-299 (Virgil D Wridge).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 Oregon Multnomah Co Portland ED 107 sheet 9B res 214-235? 1273 1/2 Gillette Ave (William B Woridge at Ancestry).
..... (bg) World Connect Family Tree "Bennett Gillilan Dygert Smith" by Chris in 2008.
..... (blm) Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/
..... (dc) World Connect Family Tree "Copus Family History" by David Copus in 2002.
..... (gej) Family Tree Maker web site by Garold Edward Johnson.
..... (mfn) Family group sheets from Marjorie Farris Nichols.
..... (oa) Oregon State Archives, Oregon Historical Records Index (delayed birth certificate).
..... (oi) Obit for Iris Irene Buono, Oregonian March 27 2007.
..... (oi) Obit forLynne Renner, Oregonian Oct 23, 2003.
..... (phcc) Pioneer History of Coos and Curry Counties, Or. Orvil Dodge, Historian 1898 http://www.genealogytrails.com/ore/coos/1898his/1898bio-1.html
..... (slm) Family Tree Maker web site by Sara Lea Miller, Descendant Tree: Descendants of Leofwine.
..... (wsw) Family group sheet from Wilbur S. Wridge.

.... Andrew WRIDGE (c1900) or Andrew J. WRIDGE or Andrew Jackson WRIDGE (ww1), son of Francis Wridge and Sarah Strickland, born 16 (ww1) Feb 1874 TX, died 10 June 1947 co Curry Co., OR (di), interred William James Ward Memorial Cemetery, Brookings, Curry Co,, OR (cem,fg), a carpenter helper in Brookings, Curry Co., OR 1918 (ww1), marreid 13 Nov 1903 (fg)
.... Amy E. MILLER (c1910 or Aimee MILLER or or Aimee E. MILLER (fg) or Aimee Eleanor MILLER (di), apparently dau of Edward Miller and Martha Susanna FORGEY (mfn), born 12 Feb 1887 OR, died 10 Dec 1955 Sonoma Co CA (di), divorced Curry Co., OR 1912 and or 1916 (oa). She remarried Bert TOLMAN and had additional children (mfn).
... Children:
....i. Lillian WRIDGE (ww1) or Lillian N. WRIDGE (c1910) or apparently Lillian Nadine WRIDGE (jcba), born ca 1905 CA (c1910), died 25 Aug 1961 Josephine Co OR (di), married ca 1922 (c1930)
.......... Harold JONES, son of William A. and Bessie Jones (c1920) , born 4 (di) Jan 1900 (di,c1900) MO (c1930), died 4 May 1990 Josephine Co OR (di). He was a farmer in Lakeview, Lake Co OR in 1918 (ww1). They had at least 2 sons and a daughter (c1930).
....ii. Florence WRIDGE or Florence M. WRIDGE (c1910), born ca 1909 OR (c1910) living with her mother in 1930 (c1930).
... Notes: Andrew had a homestead in Curry Co OR issued Roseburg OR 27 April 1908 160 acres (blm).
... References:
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900 Missouri Nodaway Co Grant ED 98 sheet 2B res 42-43 (Warren Jones).
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900 Oregon Curry Co Mountain ED 70 sheet 6A page 84 res 106-106 (Andrew. Wridge servant of Raliegh Scott).
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910 Oklahoma Rogers Co Chelsea Ward 5 ED 169 sheet 11B res 264-281 (W A Jones).
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910 Oregon Curry Co Brookings ED 129 sheet 2B res 36-36 (Andrew J Wridge).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 Oregon Lake Co Goose Lake ED 104 sheet 2B res 35-37 (William A Jones).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 Oregon Curry Co Brookings ED 129 sheet 3A page 251 res 77-77 (A J Wridge).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 Oregon Jackson Co Medford ED 42 sheet 12B res 328-328 (Lillian N with Harold Jones).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 California Sonoma Co Petaluma ED 31 sheet 17A page res 442-494 (Florence Wridge with Bert and AimeeTolman).
..... (blm) Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/
..... (jcba) Jackson County Oregon Birth Announcement Index for 1924-1926 at http://rootsweb.com/~orrvgs/Bir1924-1926.html ..... (mfn) Family group sheets from Marjorie Farris Nichols.
..... (oa) Oregon State Archives, Oregon Historical Records Index (delayed birth certificate).

********** Grandchildren of Francis M Wridge and Sarah Strickland **********

.... Geneva HAHN (di) or Geneva E. HAHN (c1930) or Geneva Elizabeth HAHN (igi) or Genevia HAHN (c1900), dau of Henry Hahn and Anna Wridge,born 11 (di) Aug 1890 OR (c1900), died 8 July 1969 Kings Co CA (di), married 27 Dec 1908 Lakeview, Lake Co., OR (igi)
.... Herman GRAEBER or Herman W GRABER (c1910) or Herman William GRAEBER (ww1), son of Herman Robert Graeber and Margret KRITZER (igi) or Maggie (c1900), born 7 (di) April 1881 (di,c1900) MN (ww1,c1900) or MI (di), died 20 Aug 1964 Kings Co CA (di) a carpenter and machinist living in Lamoore Kings Co CA in 1918 (ww1).
... Children:
....i. Daily E. GRAEBER, born ca 1909 OR (c1910).
....ii. Earl W. GRAEBER (c1930) or Earl Wiliam GRAEBER (igi) or Earl GRAEBER, born 14 May 1912 (igi,ssdi), died 21 Feb 1978 Fresno Co., CA (di) address Hanford, Kings Co CA (ssdi).
....ii. daughter born ca 1915 OR (c1920).
....iv. Nora Geneva GRAEBER (igi) or Nora GRAEBER, born 30 Mar 1917 (igi,ssdi) Lakeview, Lake Co., (igi) OR (c1920), died 6 Jun 1999 (ssdi) Concord, Contra Costa Co., CA (igi), married
......... DODGE (ssdi).
....v. daughter, born ca 1922 CA (c1930).
....vi. Herman Ira Ken GRAEBER (igi) or Herman Ira GRAEBER (di) or Herman I. GRAEBER, born 9 July 1923 CA (di), died 7 Mar 1997 Orange Co CA (di) address Anaheim (ssdi).
....vii. daughter born 26 Jan 1927 Kings Co., CA (bi).
....viii. son born 23 Sep 1928 Kings Co., CA (bi).
... References:
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900 Wisconsin Price Co Knox ED 155 sheet 18B res 351-365 (Herman Graber).
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900 California Modoc Co Cedarville ED 84 sheet 7A page 49 res 127-132 (Genevia with Henry Hahn).
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910 Oregon Lake Co Goose Lake ED 140 sheet 4B res 36-38 (Herman W Graber).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 California Kings Co Lemoore ED 247 sheet 5B res 84-116 (Herman W Graber).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 California Kings Co Lemoore ED 8 sheet 2B res 32-32 (Herman W Grober).

.... Myrtle HAHN or Myrtle M HAHN (mi) or Myrtle May HAHN (di) or Mertle HAHN (c1900), dau of Henry Hahn and Anna Wridge, born 21 (di) Aug 1892 CA (c1900), died 2 Dec 1950 Kings Co CA (di), married 29 Jun 1910 Lake Co OR (mi)
.... James WATSON or James J. WATSON (mi) or James Joseph WATSON (ww1), apparently son of William Watson from Scotland (1930) or Ireland (c1900) and Hannah J. (c1900), born 5 Oct 1881 (ww1),.died 12 Oct 1977 Tulare Co., CA (di) address Visalia (ssdi). He may have married and been widowed between 1900 and 1910 (c1910). He was a sheep shearer living Stratford, Kings Co CA in 1918 (ww1), a skunk trapper in 1920 and farmer in 1930.
... Child:
....i. Genieve WATSON (c1920 or Genevive WATSON, born ca 1912 CA (c1920), married about 1929
.......... a CABBELL or CALDWELL (c1930 spelling unclear).
... References:
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900 California Modoc Co Cedarville ED 84 sheet 7A page 49 res 127-132 (Mertle with Henry Hahn).
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900 California Stanislaus Co Oakdale ED 50 sheet 1B res 14-14 (James J Watson with Joseph and Hannah J Moll).
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910 California Lassen Co Township 3 ED 33 sheet 8B res 157-161 (James J Watson).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 California Kings Co Lemoore ED 125 sheet 19B res 303-310 (James J Watson).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 California Kings Co Lemoore ED 8 sheet 10A res 209-209 (James Watson).

********** Children of William Wridge and Ruby Forgey **********

.... Clarence WRIDGE or Clarence W. WRIDGE or Clarence William WRIDGE (wsw), son of William B WRIDGE and Ruby May (FORGEY), born 30 April 1895 (wsw) Curry Co OR (mfn), died 21 April 1938, Portland, OR (di) married Oct 1918 Multnomah Co., OR (mi)
.... Lillian E. BROWN or Lillian Elizabeth BROWN (jk), .dau of Walter Edward Brown and Daisy Maud ANGSTEAD (jk), born 18 Jan 1896 (jk,di) MT (c1920), died Feb 1983, Washington Co., OR (di), address Beaverton (ssdi), married second (jk)
.... Franklin LYON (jk) or apparently Frank A. LYON, born 21 June 1901 (ssdi) or 1902 (di), died 2 July 1992 Multnomah Co OR age 90 (di) address Washington Co OR (ssdi).
..Children, 2 (wsw)
....i. Wilbur WRIDGE or Wilbur S. WRIDGE (wsw) or Wilbur Sheldon WRIDGE (jk), born 17 June 1920 (wsw), died 14 April 2004, address Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA (ssdi), living Vallejo CA in 1978 (lww), apparently married
.......... .Rita LEONARD or Rita Agnes LEONARD (di), born 15 Dec 1917 MA, died 13 Jan 1985 Almeda Co., CA (di), address Vallejo, Solano Co., CA (ssdi).
....ii. son (lww).
... Notes: Wilbur enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1937 (wsw).
..References:
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 Oregon Multnomah Co Portland ED 154 sheet 12B res 253-264 (Clarence Wridge with Walter Brawn).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 Oregon Multnomah Co Portland pre 65 ED 481 sheet 8B res 1555 Atlanta (Clarence W Wridge).
..... (jk) World Connect Family Tree " Lawrence, Helen Joan " by Joanne Klouzal in 2007.
..... (lww) Letter from Wilbur S. Wridge dated Jan. 1978
..... (wsw) Family group sheet from Wilbur S. Wridge.
..... (ww1) World War 1 records from Washington Co OR (not a draft registration card) at Oregon Historical Records Index.

.... Arthur WRIDGE or Arthur B. WRIDGE (wsda) or Benjamin Arthur WRIDGE or Arthur Benjamin WRIDGE or Art WRIDGE, born 29 July 1896 Gold Beach, (ww1) Curry Co, OR (igi), died 31 Aug 1949 Tillamook Co., OR (di), apparently married 30 June 1920 Clark Co., WA (wsda)
.......... Eleonor Spencer (mrI) OR Bessie SPENCER or Bessie Eleanor SPENCER (af) or Eleanor Beth SPENCER (dc) or Elizabeth SPENCER or Elizabeth E. SPENCER, dau of Charles Homer Spencer and Velma (c1910) or Valma Angeline VIERS (igi), born 28 (af) April 1900 (c1900) Kremlin (af), Garfield Co., OK (c1900), died 12 Dec 1959 Tillamook Co., OR (di), interred Sunset Heights Memorial Gardens, Tillamook, Tillamook Co., OR (fg). He was working in Portland OR in 1918 (ww1).
..Children, 2 (wsw)
....i. child (af).
....ii. Darwin Spencer WRIDGE (af) or Spencer WRIDGE or Spencer D. WRIDGE or Spencer Darwin WRIDGE (fg), born 17 Feb 1923 (di) Lyle, Kliclatat Co., WA (os,af), died 10 Dec 1995 Washington Co., OR (di) address Beaverton (ssdi), interred Willamette National Cem., Portland OR (cem,fg), enlisted 1943 (ww2) and became a US Army, SGT (cem), married 1 April 1950 Multnomah Co., OR (mi)
.......... Beatrice NORBERG or Bette NORBERG or Bette I.NORBERG, born 1 March 1927 Tillamook OR (obw), died 11 May 2011, interred with husband (fg).
....iii. Delwin WRIDGE or Delwin Art WRIDGE, born 22 Nov 1929, died 9 Sept 2011, address Cannon Beach, Clatsop Co., OR (ssdi), apparently the one who married 4 April 1953 Tillamook Co., OR
.......... Joyce McKENZIE, probably the Joyce Ann Wridge, born 14 June 1935, died 10 June 1996 Clackamas Co., OR (di).
..References:
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900 Oklahoma Garfield Co Buffalo ED 51 sheet 9B res 193-196 (Charles H Spencer).
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910 Washington Wahkiakum Co Skamokawa ED 313 sheet 23A page 244 res 239-239 (Charles H Spencer).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 Washington Klickitat Co Lyle ED 91 sheet 2A page 22 res 26-31 (Charles H Spencer).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 Oregon Tillamook Co Union ED 393 sheet 4B res 15-15 (Arthur K Wedge with Dennis V Ross).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 Washington Klickitat Co Trout Lake ED 33 sheet 5A page 276 res 100-100 (Charles H Spencer).
..... (dc) World Connect Family Tree "Copus Family History" by David Copus in 2002.
..... (obw) Obit for Bette I Wridge, Oregonian 3 June 2011.
..... (os) Obit for Spencer Darwin 'Darb' Wridge, Oregonian 14 Dec 1995.

.... Elmer WRIDGE or Elmer E. WRIDGE or Elmer Earnest WRIDGE (wsw), born 24 Feb 1912 (ssdi) Beaverton OR (slm), son of William B WRIDGE and Ruby May (FORGEY), died 16 June 1977 Multnomah Co., OR (di) living in Portland (ssdi), interred Crescent Grove Cemetery, Tigard, Washington Co., OR (cem), married ca 1938 in Oregon (dc)
.... Leona BENTLEY or Leona Mary BENTLEY (slm), dau of Charles Bentley and Emma F. (c1920,c1930), born 4 (di) or 10 (slm) May 1918 (di) Belleville, KS (dc,slm), apparently died 6 Oct 1994 Tillamook CO., OR (di as Leona BOYLEN, spouse of Rex Boylen),
... Children 4 (wsw):
....i. daughter.
....ii. Lester WRIDGE (sbb) or Lester Keith WRIDGE (dc), born 10 Feb 1945 Portland OR (dc), died 28 Dec. 1956 Multnomah Co., OR (di).
....iii. son.
....iv. Gary WRIDGE (sbb) or Gary D. WRIDGE (ssdi), born 4 Feb 1946 (ssdi) Portland OR (og), died 6 April 2007 address Washington Co., OR (ssdi), married 1696 (og) survived by wife and daughter (og).
....v. daughter.
..References:
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 Kansas Republic Co Washington ED 118 sheet 5A page 181 res 103-106 (Leona with Charles W Bentley).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 California Stanislaus Co Turlock ED 44 sheet 11B res 8-8 (Leona with Charles W Bentley).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 Oregon Polk Co Douglas ED 1 sheet 5B res 101-103 (Crystal S Maxwell and Earnest E Wridge).
..... (jk) World Connect Family Tree " Lawrence, Helen Joan " by Joanne Klouzal in 2007.
..... (dc) World Connect Family Tree "Copus Family History" by David Copus in 2002.
..... (og) Obit for Gary Wridge, Oregonian April 10 2007.
..... (slm) Family Tree Maker web site by Sara Lea Miller, Descendant Tree: Descendants of Leofwine.
..... (sbb) RootsWeb messages Surnames - Blanchard "Blanchard/Bentley Family from Oregon and Kansas" by S_Bolter Baker in 2004.
..... (wsw) Family group sheet from Wilbur S. Wridge.

********** Wridges with unknown connection **********

Arlene Pea. WRIDGE, born 18 Feb 1943, died 18 Oct 1983 Multnomah Co., OR (di).
Diann (CLAPPE) WRIDGE, born 23 Nov 1939, died 30 Mar 2005 address Portland, Multnomah, OR (ssdi), from Lincoln CA (obit).
Mary E WRIDGE, died 06 Jan 1957 Tillamook Co., OR (di).

********** Some Other Francis Marion Ridge Lines **********

.... Francis M. RIDGE, parents born KY and KY (c1880,c1900), apparently son of Ephraim RIDGE (dh) or Ephram Ridge and Mary A. (c1850) or Mary COOPER (dh), born 1831 (cem) or ca 1832 KY (c1850) or Oct 1831 KY (c1900), died 25 Jul 1916 age 84 Terre Haute, Sullivan Co., IN (di), interred Worthington Cemetery (fag), married 4 Aug 1854 Owen Co IN (mi)
.... Rebecca OOLEY (orr) or Rebecca COLEY (mi Ancestry), dau of Thomas Ooley and Ailsy MANN (un) or Elsie aka_Alsa aka_Alse MANN (un2), born 1837 (cem) or ca 1838 IN (c1850) or April 1838 IN (c1900), died 31 March 1901 (fag) Worthington, Greene Co., IN (orr), interred Worthington Cemetery (fag).
... Children 6 surviving 1901 (orr):
....i. Mary Jane RIDGE, born ca 1857 IN (c1860).
....ii. Laura RIDGE or Lorra A RIDGE (c1860) or Laura A. RIDGE, born ca 1860 IN (c1870).
....iii. James RIDGE or James H. RIDGE (c1880) or James A. RIDGE, born ca 1862 IN (c1870).
....iv. Anna RIDGE or Anna D. RIDGE, born ca 1871 IN (c1880).
....v. Fanny RIDGE (c1900) or Fannie RIDGE or Fannie D. RIDGE, born Dec 1876 IN (c1900).
....?. Unknown
.. Notes: It is reported that the Francis Ridge that married Rebecca Ooley in 1854 was the son of John Ridge and Nancy HOLIDAY (fttb) but that Francis was would have been only 14 at the time of marriage; born ca 1840 in IN (c1850). The Francis with Rebecca (c1860) is listed as age 28, born ca 1832, in KY (c1860). Further, the Francis M. Ridge who enlisted in the civil was from Clay township, Owens Co., IN in 1862 is listed as age 30, born ca 1832 and a carpenter (cw). He is also reported to be the son of Ephraim Ridge and Mary COOPER (dh) which seems reasonable. The Indiana marriage records at Ancestry give Rebecca's surname as Coley and this was accepted by (dh). However, in 1860, an Eliza OOLEY, age 15, is with the family and a family of Ooleys live next door who seem to by the mother and siblings of Rebecca in the 1850 census; age 12, with a family headed by Ailsy (c1850).
Francis is listed as a farmer (c1850) and blacksmith (c1860) and carpenter (1880). Ephram was also a blacksmith (c1850). Although it is possible that there were two Francis Ridges in Madison Co. KY in 1850, it is more likely that the same one was reported by his family and also by the head of the household where he worked.
..References:
..... (c1850) Federal census 1850 Indiana Owen Co Jefferson page 132 res 671-671 Francis M with John Ridge).
..... (c1850) Federal census 1850 Kentucky Marion Co District 2 page 404 res 127-127 (Francis with Ephram Ridge).
..... (c1850) Federal census 1850 Kentucky Marion Co District 2 page 404 res 121-121(Francis M Ridge with Robert Wheatley).
..... (c1860) Federal census 1860 Indiana Owen Co Franklin sheet 283 page 304 res 730-713 (Francis M Ridge).
..... (c1870) Federal census 1870 Indiana Owen Co Clay sheet 35 page 190 res 261-226 (Francis Rige indexed Rege).
..... (c1880) Federal census 1880 Indiana Greene Co Highland ED 294 sheet 2 page 23 res 13-13 (Francis M. Ridge).
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900 Indiana Greene Co Jefferson ED 31 sheet 1B res 22-22 (Francis M. Ridge).
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910 Indiana Decatur Co Greensburg Ward 1 ED 13 sheet 4A Odd Fellows State Home (Francis Ridge).
..... (cw) Indiana, Owen County, Clay Township Militia Enrollments Of 1862
http://skydreamer.net/backtrackers/incwclay.html
..... (dh) World Connect Family Tree "Ridge3" by Dan Houser in 2006.
..... (fag) FindAGrave.com.
..... (fttb) World Connect Family Tree "Family Ties That Bind " by Jane in 2007.
..... (orr) obit for Rebecca (Ooley) Ridge The Bloomfield News, Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana, Friday, April 5, 1901, Volume XXV, Number 19, Page 1, Column 3, posted at RootsWeb. Localities > ; North America > ; United States > ; States > ; Indiana > ; Counties > ; Greene
http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.indiana.counties.greene/3360/mb.ashx
..... (un) World Connect Family Tree "31111" by uknown in 2001.
..... (un2) World Connect Family Tree "17094" by uknown in 2001.


.... Francis M. RIDGE (c1850), son of John Ridge b 1801 and Nancy HOLIDAY b 1804 (arm2), born 1840 IN (arm,c1850) .
... Note: This Francis is thought to be the one who married Rebecca (arm,fttb) OOLEY but as mentioned above, that seems unlikely.
It is possible that he is the one who went to Texas, Washington, and Oregon. Of all the Francis Ridges I have been able to identify in the 1850 census, he seems the most likely to that individual. However, that one was apparently born 1843 and is listed in the 1860 census as age 18, born ca 1842. Thus, until additional information is obtained such as parents name on a document like a death certificate or mention in a will, I would hesitate to identify him as the son of John Ridge.
..References:
..... (c1850) Federal census 1850 Indiana Owen Co Jefferson page 132 res 671-671 (Francis M with John Ridge).
..... (arm) GenForum post, Ridge family "John Ridge b 1801 NC md Nancy Holiday b 1804 TN" by Audine Ridge Miller in 1998.
..... (arm2) GenForum post, Ridge family "John Ridge b 1801 & Nancy Holiday b 1804" by Audine Ridge Miller in 2000.
..... (fttb) World Connect Family Tree "Family Ties That Bind " by Jane in 2007.

.... Francis Marion RIDGE or Frank RIDGE, son of Phillip Ridge (dc apparently an error) or Fleming RIDGE (c1860,c1870) and Caroline RAY (fttb, dc), born 18 (dc) or 19 June (dc,bts,fttb) 1856 MO (dc,c1860,c1880) or IA (c1880 Elmira), died 18 Nov 1944, age 88y 4m 19 d, Stevens Co., WA (di and death certificate) interred Highland / Calvary Cemetery, Colville Stevens Co., WA (cem), married 24 July 1875 Worth Co., MO (mi)
.... Elmira GOFF, daughter of Ludwell Goff (fttb) and Margaret (c1880) or Margaret WINTERS (fttb), born ca 1862 IA (c1880 Elmira) or ca 1860 MO (c1880 Francis).
... See below for more on what appears to be this Francis with Mary Olive STONE and below that with Elvira in Arkansas, Idaho and Washington..

... Child:
....i. Lewis Christopher RIDGE born ca 1877 MO (c1880) or 12 Jan 1877 (ww1), died 1936 (cem), interred Haskell County Cemetery, Haskell Co., KS (cem), married 13 Feb 1913 (af) Saint Joseph Buchanan Co., MO (?)
.......... Maude HALL or Maude B. HALL, daughter of Frank S. and Sabina Hall (c1900) or Franklin Seigel HALL and Eliza Alice LOMAX (af), born 17 (af) Aug 1889 KS (c1900), died 24 July (af) 1944, interred by husband (cem), had
............... Richard RIDGE (af), born 22 June 1914, died 25 Junr 1914 St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO (di) and
............... Garnet M RIDGE (c1920) or Maxine RIDGE (c1930), born ca 1917 KS (c1920), married 23 Dec 1939 (fttb)
....................Lewis J. KILBOURN, born 14 Aug 1914, died 28 Nov 1990 address Garden City, Finney Co KS (ssdi), interred Haskell County Cemetery, Haskell Co., KS (cem). Lewis and Maude were living in Santa Fe, Haskell Co KS in 1918 where he is a farmer (ww1). Lewis could not be identified in the 1900 and 1910 census returns.
... Reference:
..... (c1860) Federal census 1860 Kansas Marshall Co Vermillion sheet 19 res 163-163 (Francis with Fleming Ridge).
..... (c1870) Federal census 1870 Iowa Ringgold Co Clinton sheet 19 page 450 res 35-34 (Francis M with Fleming Ridge).
..... (c1880) Federal census 1880 Kansas Rooks Co Paradise ED 271 sheet 12D page 449 res 22-22 (Francis M Ridge).
..... (c1880) Federal census 1880 Missouri Worth Co Fletchall ED 283 sheet 13A page 395 res (Elmira Ridge with Margaret Goff).
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900 Missouri Worth Co Middlefork ED 146 sheet 10B res 194-196 (Maud with Frank S Hall).
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910 Missouri Worth Co West Grant ED 148 sheet 2A page 31 res 28-28 (Maud Hall).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 Kansas Haskell Co Haskell ED 88 sheet 2a page 2 res 27-29 (Lewis or Louis C Ridge).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 Kansas Haskell Co Sublette ED 3 sheet 3B res 35-39 (L C Ridge).
..... (af) Ancestral File at Family Search of the LDS Church. ..... (bts) World Connect Family Tree "Schneider/Winters (7/11/05)" by Bryan T. Schneider in 2005.
..... (fttb) World Connect Family Tree "Family Ties That Bind " by Jane in 2007.

.... Frank RIDGE (prf) or Francis RIDGE (jl,prf), apparently the same as the Francis M. RIDGE above (fttb), born 1859 MA (prf) or IA (c1900 for children), married 1886 NM (prf)
.... Olive STONE (pf) or Mary Olive STONE (jl), dau of Baily Ranes Stone and Dalcina BOYD (prf), born Oct 1867 AR (c1900), died 7 May 1925 (prf) or 4 Jul 1925 Roberts Co TX (di), married second ca 1894 (c1900)
.... Daniel H. GRAHAM (c1910) or Daniel GRAHAM, born Dec 1860 TX (c1900). A Dan Hayden Graham died 27 Jan 1937 Roberts Co TX (di)
... See below for more on what appears to be this Francis with wife Elvira.

... Children Olive records that she had had 8 children to 1900 with 7 still alive (c1900):
....i. Dolly RIDGE (c1900) or Dollie RIDGE, born 10 Oct 1887 Gallup NM (jl), married before 1926
.......... Henry C. HARRIS or Henry Collinswoth HARRIS (jl) and had at least
............... Ruth HARRIS, born 23 May 1926 Bexar Co., TX, apparently died before 1930 (c1930) and
............... Henry HARRIS Jr. apparently Henry Jason HARRIS, born 1 May 1928 (bi, sdi) Johnson Co TX (bi), died 20 May 2007address Paris, Lamar, TX (ssdi).
....ii. Bert RIDGE (wwi) or Burt RIDGE (fttb), born 17 May 1888 (ww1) NM (c1930), apparently the one who died 14 Aug 1946 Bexar Co TX (di), married about 1910
.......... Ida, born ca 1890 (c1930) apparently Ida F. BUTTS, born 3 Sept 1890 OK, died 28 Feb 1966 San Joaquin Co CA (di), had at least
............... a daughter and
.............. Henry L. RIDGE, born 30 Aug 1914, died 2 Mar 2003 address San Antonio Bexar Co TX (ssdi).
....iii. Maud RIDGE (c1900) or Maude RIDGE (fttb), born July 1890 NM (c1900).
....iv. Ettie RIDGE, born July 1892 NM (c1900).
... Children with Graham:
....i. Ida GRAHAM, born Nov 1894 NM (c1900).
....ii. Kittie GRAHAM, born ca 1897 (c1910).
....iii. George V. GRAHAM (c1920) or George GRAHAM, born ca 1900 (c1910).
....iv. Docia GRAHAM, born ca 1902 (c1910).
....v. Dan H. GRAHAM (c1920) or Dan GRAHAM, born ca 1904 (c1910).
....vi. Mary GRAHAM, born ca 1906 (c1910).
....vii. Clenton S. GRAHAM (c1920) or Clent GRAHAM, born ca 1908 (c1910).
... Notes: An F. M. Ridge is working on the railroad in New Mexico in 1880 (c1880) and would seem the most logical person to have married Olive Stone in New Mexico in 1886. However, he is reported to have been born in MA (c1880). That individual was not identified in earlier census returns. It seems likely that the 1880 report is in error with regard to the place of birth. The husband of Elmira Goff is listed in the 1880 census in Kansas as a farmer. Thus, it seems unlikely he is the same individual as the one in New Mexico. At the moment, I am uncertain which individual married Olive Stone and what happened to him.
..... Ida A. Graham, born Nov 1894 NM is with the family in 1900 and thus, Olive must have left or lost her Ridge husband about 1893 in New Mexico.
... Reference:
..... (c1880) Federal census 1880 New Mexico Taos Co Tres Piedras ED 51 sheet B page 282 (F M Ridge).
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900, Texas Roberts Co Justice Precinct 1ED 81 sheet 10B res 158-158 (Daniel Graham).
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910, Texas Roberts Co Justice Precinct 1ED 207 sheet 1B (Daniel H Graham).
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910, Texas Hemphill Co Canadian Ward 1ED 138 sheet 3B (Bert Ridge).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920, Texas Roberts Co Miami ED 212 sheet 6A (Daniel H Graham).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920, Texas Bexar Co San Antonio ED 48 sheet 7A (Burt Ridge).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930, Texas Johnson Co Cleburne ED 4 sheet 6A (Henry C Harris).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930, Texas Bexar Co San Antonio ED 57 sheet 25B (Bert Ridge).
..... (fttb) World Connect Family Tree "Family Ties That Bind " by Jane in 2007.
.... (jl) RootsWeb post, Ridge surname "Re: Ridge's in Texas" by Julia Landy in 2003.
..... (prf) Pedigree Resource File from Family Search web site (LDS).

.... Francis Marion RIDGE, son of Phillip Ridge (dc apparently incorrect) or Fleming Ridge and Catherine Ray (dc), born March 1858 (c1900) or 1856 (cem) or 18 June 1856 MO (dc) or IA (c1900,c1910,c1920), died 18 Nov 1944, age 88y 11m 19d (dc) Stevens Co., WA (di,dc) interred Highland / Calvary Cemetery, Colville Stevens Co., WA (cem), married ca 1901 (c1930)
.... Elvira.(c1900) or Elvira E. (c1920) or Elvira MOOREHEAD, dau of George Moorehead and Elizabeth JONES (dc), born ca 1874 AR [parents born AR and MO (c1920)], died 14 April 1937 Colville Stevens Co., WA (dc), interred by husband (cem).
... Children:
....i. Sussie RIDGE or Susie May RIDGE (c1920) or Sasy RIDGE, born ca 1904 AR (c1910).
....ii. Marion W. RIDGE (c1920) or Marion RIDGE, born ca 1905 AR (c1910), apparently born 12 April 1905, died Dec 1985 Spokane Co., WA (ssdi), apparently married
.......... Harriette STILWELL and had a daughter
............... Marian Jane RIDGE, died 26 Nov 1943 age 2 months, Boyds, Ferry Co., WA (dc), interred by Francis and Alvira (cem).
....iii. (adopted?) Anna May KOSER, born ca 1915 CO [parents born IN and IA] (c1920).
... Notes: It is unclear if this Francis is the same as either of the two mentioned above but it seems likely. Caroline RAY RIDGE reportedly died 1909 and at that time her son Francis was supposed to be in Arkansas and apparently this Francis still was.
..... Francis apparently was in the Spanish American war (saw) and received a pension 6 Nov 1924 while living in Idaho for service in Co. F 2 Ark Inf (pen). Francis homesteaded 160 acres in Cleburne Co AR 14 Sept 1906.(blm).
... Reference:
..... (c1900) Federal census 1900 Arkansas Cleburne Co Big Creek ED 10 sheet 9A res 155-160 (Francis M Ridges).
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910 Idaho Oneida Co Arbon ED 233 sheet 31A res 94-94 (Francis M Ridge).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 Colorado Moffat Co Craig ED106 sheet 18A 6B page 250 res 127-145 (Francis M Ridge).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 Idaho Latah Co Moscow ED12 sheet 3AB page 60 res 55-74 (Francis M Ridge).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 Idaho Latah Co Park ED31 sheet 2A page 153 res 12-13 (Susie M Ridge).
..... (blm) Bureau of Land Management land descriptions.
..... (pen) General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 at Ancestry.
..... (saw) "Arkansas' Spanish American War Soldiers"
http://www.beckes.org/records/military/SPANISH_AMERICAN_WAR.html

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