Walter M. Ridley

16 March 1888–15 February 1953 (Age 64)
Murray, Georgia, United States

The Life of Walter M.

When Walter M. Ridley was born on 16 March 1888, in Murray, Georgia, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Ridley, was 28 and his mother, Maryetta Lasoskey Pullen, was 31. He lived in District 10, Effingham, Georgia, United States in 1910 and District 629, Whitfield, Georgia, United States in 1920. He died on 15 February 1953, in Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia, United States, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Ridley
Maryetta Lasoskey Pullen
Addie Jane Ridley
Frances Viola Ridley
Walter M. Ridley
Henry Killian Ridley
Robert Wilford Ridley
Nealy Ridley
Ruby B. Ridley

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Jefferson Ridley


    Maryetta Lasoskey Pullen




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 5

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places in England so named, especially the one in Northumberland, which, like that in Cheshire, is derived from Old English geryd ‘channel’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. Those in Essex and Kent appear in Domesday Book as Retleia and Redlege respectively, and get their names from Old English hrēod ‘reed’ + lēah.2 Possibly also an altered spelling of German Riedel or Riedler ( see Ridler ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Walter M Ridley in household of Tom Ridley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter Ridley in household of Thomas Ridley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walter M Ridley in household of Thomas Ridley, "United States Census, 1910"

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