Edwin Reed Ridgely

Edwin Reed Ridgely

Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois, USA
Death 23 Apr 1927 (aged 82)
Girard, Crawford County, Kansas, USA
Burial Girard, Crawford County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 6898399 · View Source
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US Congressman. Born near Lancaster, Illinois, he served as a volunteer in the 115th Illinois Infantry Regiment, Union Army during the Civil War and after the war, moved with his brother to Girard, Kansas, in 1869. There he engaged in the general merchandising business known as the Ridgely Brothers and also in agriculture. He abandoned his business in 1876, lived in Ogden, Utah, (1889-93) and then moved back to Kansas. In 1897, he was elected as a Populist to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses, serving until 1901. Not a candidate for renomination, he resumed his agricultural pursuits until his death at age 82 in Girard, Kansas.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Reed Ridgely (9 May 1844–23 Apr 1927), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6898399, citing Girard Cemetery, Girard, Crawford County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .