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Wesley Cummings Ridge

  • Birth 20 Aug 1874 Trevose, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 6 Dec 1934 USA
  • Burial Roslyn, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Lot no. 1371, Section L
  • Memorial ID 66566352

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

1930 Census:
Warnock St.
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.


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  • Created by: Researcher
  • Added: 6 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66566352
  • William Ridge
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wesley Cummings Ridge (20 Aug 1874–6 Dec 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66566352, citing Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Researcher (contributor 46902961) .