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 Reuben M. Ridenour

Reuben M. Ridenour

Ohio, USA
Death 8 Sep 1922 (aged 63)
Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana, USA
Burial Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 17308835 · View Source
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September 11, 1922

Reuben M. Ridenour was born November 14, 1858 in Ohio and died at the family home southeast of Kalispell, September 8, 1922.

Early in life he moved with his parents from Ohio to Marshall County, Indiana and lived there until 1890. He was married December 24, 1882 to Miss Ida M. Schrom. In 1890, they moved to Summer County, Kansas, living there until what is now Oklahoma was opened for entry.

He and his wife joined the rush to the new land and he took up a homestead in what is now Garfield County, Oklahoma, living there until 1915, when he came to the Flathead and after a short residence in Kalispell went to the farm southeast of town, where he spent the remainder of his years.

He leaves in addition to his widow, four children, Raymond D. Of Columbia Falls; James H. of Lake Five, Mrs. Ruby F. Siegel of Creston, and Mrs. Goldie Melendy of Tacoma.

The three first names were with him until his death, Mrs. Melendy having been called back to her home in Tacoma after having spent some time here.

Funeral services were held yesterday from the Methodist Church, Rev. W.B. Spaulding officiating. Special music was furnished by Clide Carr and Miss Alta LaRowe. Interment was made in the Conrad Memorial Cemetery.

The deceased was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and had always taken an active part in the fight for higher standard of civic and individual living. He was instrumental in establishing the first Sunday Schools in the newly settled Oklahoma country and maintained his close relationship with the affairs of the church to the time of his death.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the Modern Woodmen of America.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Reuben M. Ridenour (14 Nov 1858–8 Sep 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17308835, citing Conrad Memorial Cemetery, Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Burt (contributor 46867609) .