Jacob Jarrett Ridgeway

1878–1954 (Age 75)
Union Magisterial District, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Jacob Jarrett

When Jacob Jarrett Ridgeway was born on 20 December 1878, in Union Magisterial District, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, his father, Elihu Horton Ridgway, was 54 and his mother, Mary E Jarrett, was 37. He married Bessie L Cosgrove on 27 January 1909, in Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Linden, Union, New Jersey, United States in 1935 and Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 5 January 1954, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Jacob Jarrett Ridgeway
Bessie L Cosgrove
Marriage: 27 January 1909

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27 January 1909
Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Jacob J Ridgway, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jacob Ridgeway in household of Elihem Ridgeway, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jacob Ridgeway in household of El* Ridgeway, "United States Census, 1900"

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