|Birth: ||Aug. 20, 1874|
|Death: ||Dec. 6, 1934, USA|
My grandfather (Wesley's nephew) William MacLachlan recalls that Wesley worked in an icebox of a dairy man and had three children: two girls and a son named Chester. He worked for Abbotts Dairy in Germantown and had to wear heavy clothes for his work.
1880 Census - Middletown, Bucks Co., Pa.
1904 marriage certificate lists him as a clerk with residence at 218 Orchard St. in Elizabeth, NJ.
1910 Census. Westley C. Ridge, 36 years old, all born Penna., Railroad Clerk, Elizabeth, NJ. Wife Margaret, 35, born Penna. with parents born "Ire. English" Daughter Grace, age 5. Lived at 628 Henry St. Other occupant was George Eisenreith, Milkman, owned own business.
1918 WWI Registration: Wesley Cummings Ridge, born 20 Aug 1874, home: 5921 Warnock St. Abbotts Dairyman
Wesley Ridge, 56, Milk Dairyman
Margaret Ridge, 55
Chester Ridge, 18
Helen Ridge, 16
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2134; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 1043; Image: 252.0.
Wesley worked in the pasteurization of milk on the second floor of Abbotts. Raw milk had additional processing on the third floor. One day workers on the 3rd floor released a cleaning solution that produced gasses. The workers did this too soon and the gasses went to the second floor where Wesley was still working and he got sick. As a result, he was pensioned on $20 a week until he died of throat cancer caused by the accident.
Isaiah Ridge (1846 - 1920)
Rebecca Cummings Kenderdine Ridge (1845 - 1897)
Margaret C McArthur Ridge (1875 - 1956)*
Grace Geneive Ridge Wheeler (1905 - 2002)*
Chester Isaiah Ridge (1911 - 1997)*
Sarah Jane Ridge (1869 - 1948)*
Linford Ridge (1871 - 1962)*
Harry Marshall Ridge (1873 - 1900)*
Wesley Cummings Ridge (1874 - 1934)
Mary Rebecca Ridge Harding (1876 - 1948)*
Plot: Lot no. 1371, Section L
Created by: Researcher
Record added: Mar 06, 2011
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