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Jane Pope Ridgway
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1917
Death: Oct. 6, 2011
Palm Beach
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA

Jane Akers Ridgway, daughter of famed architect John Russell Pope and Sadie Jones Pope, died in Palm Beach, Florida, October 6, 2011.

She was married to Anthony B. Akers, a P.T. boat war hero who later consulted on the Hollywood film "They Were Expendable". Mr. Akers also ran for Congress in New York's Silk Stocking District and later was Ambassador to New Zealand. Mr. Akers died in 1976.

Mrs. Akers subsequently married Thomas Ridgway, Jr. who was a direct descendant of "Mad Anthony" Wayne. Mr. Ridgway died in 2005.

Mrs. Ridgway had homes in New York City, Newport, Rhode Island and Palm Beach, Florida.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Andra Akers and is survived by her daughter, Ellery Akers of San Francisco, California.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Saint Columba Berkley Memorial Chapel, Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

Published in The Washington Post on October 9, 2011
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Russell Pope (1874 - 1937)
  Sadie Jones Pope (1887 - 1975)
 
 Spouses:
  Anthony Boyce Akers (1914 - 1976)
  Thomas Ridgway (1914 - 2005)
 
 Children:
  Andra Akers (1943 - 2002)*
 
 Sibling:
  Mary Pope (1913 - 1930)*
  Jane Pope Ridgway (1917 - 2011)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Berkeley Memorial Cemetery
Middletown
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: Sec SW Lot 98
 
Created by: GJM
Record added: Oct 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78023152
 


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