Caroline Ridgeway

1872–1940 (Age 68)
Union Magisterial District, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Caroline

When Caroline Ridgeway was born on 9 July 1872, in Union Magisterial District, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, her father, Elihu Horton Ridgway, was 48 and her mother, Mary E Jarrett, was 31. She married John W Hunter on 3 June 1896, in West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 14 October 1940, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 68.

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Caroline Ridgeway
John W Hunter
Marriage: 3 June 1896
Dale Carlyle Hunter
Mary Eleanor Hunter

Spouse & Children

3 June 1896
West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 5

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English riggewey, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by such a route or a habitational name from any of various places so named, for example in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Dorset, and Staffordshire.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Carrie Hunter in household of John Hunter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Caroline Ridgeway in household of Elihem Ridgeway, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Tiny Ridgeway, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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