John Grant Ridgley

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John Grant Ridgley

Monticello, Piatt County, Illinois, USA
Death 11 Jan 1932 (aged 68)
Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Mansfield, Piatt County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 23866309 · View Source
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He was married to Fannie S. Ridgley (1868-1932)

John Grant Ridgely was the third of five children born to William and Louisa Caster Ridgely in Sangamon Township, Piatt County, Illinois, on January 10th, 1864. John and Miss Hannah Frances "Fannie" Spear, the eldest daughter of Adam and Mary Dehart Spear, were married on April 3, 1888. John and Fannie had four children: Ralph, Herbert, Ethel and Berniece.

Of the six grandchildren of William Ridgely, John's children were the only ones that survived to adulthood. John's brother Franklin's two children died in Colorado at a young age from disease. None of John's other siblings (Charles, William S., or Jennie) had children.

John first farmed with his father and later ran a butcher shop in Monticello, first with Tom Rhodes, then by himself. In 1900 he moved to the Ridgley Farm south of White Heath and farmed once again. In 1918, the John Ridgely family moved to Decatur, where they lived until his death. He died on the 11th of January in 1932 in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois. He was buried in the Mansfield Township Cemetery with his wife's family (Adam Spear plot). His wife, Fannie, died in September of 1932 and is buried beside him.

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Gravesite Details The surname Ridgley was spelled Ridgely, or Ridgeley, or Ridgly as well. The family members used various spellings.

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  • Maintained by: Sue Hawk Ridgley
  • Originally Created by: Max Turpin
  • Added: 9 Jan 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 23866309
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