Edward Earl “Ned” Ridenour, Sr

Edward Earl “Ned” Ridenour, Sr

Birth
Washington County, Maryland, USA
Death 3 Dec 1941 (aged 55)
Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Burial Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 106047866 · View Source
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EDWARD E RIDENOUR, died at his home, 224 Mealey Parkway at 12:30 am this morning of heart trouble, aged 55.

He was employed by the C & P Telephone Co. for 26 years prior to his retirement three years ago. He was the son of the late Hiram B and Lillie M Ridenour, of Hagerstown, and was a member of St Paul's U B Church.

Surviving are his wife, Winona; sons, Edward E Jr and Richard R, at home; mother, Mrs. Lillie M Ridenour; sister, Mrs. Clarence Eldridge; brothers, George B, Hagerstown; and Albert, Glen Burnie, Md.

The body was removed to the Suter Funeral Home where it may be viewed until noon Thursday, when it will be taken to his late home, where services will be held Friday at 11 am, Rev Dr F Berry Plummer officiating. Interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.
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Daily Mail, Hagerstown, Maryland
Wednesday, December 3, 1941
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Spouse of: Winona M Foreman, daughter of Abraham F Foreman and Cornelia Gertrude Loy.
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THE FOLLOWING IS AN ACCOUNT OF EDWARD EARL RIDENOUR JR'S DEATH:

Mrs Edward E Ridenour, 224 Mealey Parkway, has acquired in Miss Antionette Werkman of the Netherlands, a new and invaluable fiend. A few months ago, Mrs Ridenour received the first of a series of letters from the Dutch school teacher, in narration of her finding and "adopting Edward's grave at the U S Military Cemetery, Margarten, Holland.

The letter referred to Mrs Ridenour's son, Edward, who had been killed on the superhighway to Berlin on April 9, 1945, and was buried on Dutch soil.

The 43-year-old Hollander writes both interestingly and convincingly. She revealed her findings to Mrs Ridenour and explained that after visiting Edward's grave on frequent intervals, she became curious of the whereabouts of his family. Consequently, she assumed the responsibility of writing to the U S government. After being informed of the address, Miss Werkman penned her first letter to Mrs Ridenour.

With sincere regard, she tells of the care that is taken of the cemetery and of the flowers which she places on the grave. She also sends pictures and relates the events of Memorial Day in the cemetery, and the honor of bestowed upon the soldiers buried there.

Mrs Ridenour was invited in her last letter, to be a guest of the Netherlander, and is considering the prospects of her visit. The local mother feels that there may be others who are uninformed concerning the exact location of their sons' burial. It that is true, she recommends that they write to Miss Werkman, whom she describes as "very sincere...and certainly unassuming.

"I feel that I would insult her is I sent her money for her kindness. She has done it because she wanted to. There was no request form anyone, since my first acquaintance with the woman was through her letter"

Mrs Ridenour submits the address of the Dutch school teacher for those who may find it of concern: Miss Antionette Werkman, Looiersgracht, 12, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
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Daily Mail, Hagerstown, Maryland
November 23, 1946
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  • Created by: Eloop III
  • Added: 2 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 106047866
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Earl “Ned” Ridenour, Sr (22 May 1886–3 Dec 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 106047866, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Eloop III (contributor 46862996) .