Peter Aloysius Ridge

28 December 1917–15 February 1995 (Age 77)
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of Peter Aloysius

When Peter Aloysius Ridge was born on 28 December 1917, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, Michael Ridge, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Irene Ridge, was 45. He married Dorothy Ellen Adams on 8 August 1942, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1942. In 1950, at the age of 46, his occupation is listed as clerk for post office 125 forest ave in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States. He died on 15 February 1995, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Peter Aloysius Ridge
Dorothy Ellen Adams
Marriage: 8 August 1942
Elizabeth Ridge

Spouse and Children

8 August 1942
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States


    Elizabeth Ridge


Parents and Siblings

    Michael Ridge


    Elizabeth Irene Ridge




    John Joseph Ridge


    James Ridge


    Anne M Ridge


    Elizabeth Ridge


    Mary Ridge


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1920 · Woman's Suffrage Referendum 1920

Age 3

The voting ballet from September 13, 1920 included a veto referendum that would give women the right to vote in the presidential elections. The referendum won, with 88,080 votes (74.30%) supporting the change. This resulted in women from Maine being among the first in the country to obtain suffrage.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a ridge, Middle English rigge, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, as for example Ridge in Hertfordshire. The surname is also fairly common in Ireland, in County Galway, having been taken to Connacht in the early 17th century. The name is sometimes Gaelicized as Mac Iomaire; iomaire is modern Irish for ‘ridge’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Peter A Ridge in household of Micheal Ridge, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Peter Ridge in household of Elizabeth Ridge, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Peter A Ridge in household of Micheal Ridge, "United States Census, 1930"

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