James Blain Ridgeway

1881–1951 (Age 69)
Union Magisterial District, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States

The Life of James Blain

When James Blain Ridgeway was born on 22 July 1881, in Union Magisterial District, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, his father, Elihu Horton Ridgway, was 57 and his mother, Mary E Jarrett, was 40. He married Stella Elizabeth Caler about 1902, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Springhill, Springhill Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Point Marion, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 April 1951, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

James Blain Ridgeway
Stella Elizabeth Caler
Marriage: about 1902
Georgianna Rosemond Ridgeway
John Joseph Ridgeway

Spouse & Children

about 1902
Pennsylvania, United States


Parents & Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 19

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • James Ridgeway in household of El* Ridgeway, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Ridgeway, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Ridgeway, "United States Census, 1940"

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