William Albert Ridge

This obituary was submitted by Dan Houser

Ridge, William Albert
Died February 1, 1958, Leavenworth, Crawford County,Indiana

Leavenworth - William Albert Ridge, son of William Wesley and Mary Ann Ridge, was born January 2, 1877, at Alton and died at his home here on February 1.

He united with the Christian Church at Deuchars in 1899 and as long as his health permitted was very active in his church.

He married Edna Kemp on January 28, 1900. To this union ten children were born, two of whom preceded him in death: Forrest in 1935 and Sherman in 1951.

Surviving are five daughters; Mrs Lettie Francis, Mrs Marion Watson, of New Albany; Mrs Floyd Lane, of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; Mrs Frank Chambers, of Detroit, Mich.; and Mrs James Farris, of Logansport; three sons, Lawrence, of Rockville Centre, N.Y.; Marshall, of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; and Ray of Leavenworth, 32 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, a brother, Lochel, of Louisville, and two sisters, Ella Hodgins, of Sanford, Fla., and Delta Mead, of Deuchars.

His parents, two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Final rites were held on February 4 at Leavenworth Community Presbyterian Church, with the Rev B.L. Orr, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Rocksport, officiating. Burial was in the Riddle cemetery, near Deuchars.

Card of Thanks -- We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to friends and relatives for the many acts of kindness during the illness and death of our loved one, especially the Rev. Mr. Orr and those who sent flowers and food. Mrs Edna Ridge and Family.This obituary was submitted by Dan Houser