Cynthia Matilda Foreman

27 December 1844–13 September 1903 (Age 58)
Monroe, Missouri, United States

The Life of Cynthia Matilda

When Cynthia Matilda Foreman was born on 27 December 1844, in Monroe, Missouri, United States, her father, Jeremiah Forman, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Rupert, was 23. She married Ninion Redman Ridgeway on 14 June 1862. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Jackson Township, Monroe, Missouri, United States for about 20 years and Salt River Township, Audrain, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died on 13 September 1903, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Thompson, Audrain, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ninion Redman Ridgeway
Cynthia Matilda Foreman
Marriage: 14 June 1862
William Henry Ridgeway
Mary Elizabeth Ridgeway
Luvenia Ellen Ridgeway
Ellis Wilson Ridgeway

Spouse and Children

14 June 1862


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World Events (7)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 16

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Forman 1 and 2.2 Respelling of North German Formann, a variant of Fuhrmann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cyntha A Ridgeway in household of Nincy R Ridgeway, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Cyntha A Ridgeway in household of Niniau R Ridgeway, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Cintha Foreman in household of Jeremeah Foreman, "United States Census, 1860"

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