Mary A Hazzard

6 November 1837–10 December 1909 (Age 72)
New York, United States

The Life of Mary A

When Mary A Hazzard was born on 6 November 1837, in New York, United States, her father, James Sanford Hazzard, was 26 and her mother, Tressia or Theresa Bordwell, was 36. She married John W Ridgeway on 9 August 1852, in Ogle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Forreston, Ogle, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 10 December 1909, in Leaf River, Leaf River Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Egan Cemetery, Leaf River Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States.

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John W Ridgeway
Mary A Hazzard
Marriage: 9 August 1852
John William Ridgeway
Jonathan Wesley Ridgeway
Dorothy E Ridgeway
James Albert Ridgeway
Hattie Ridgeway
Otto B. Ridgeway
Harry M Ridgeway
Theresa Lucelle Ridgeway
Eva May Ridgeway

Spouse and Children

9 August 1852
Ogle, Illinois, United States


    John William Ridgeway


    Jonathan Wesley Ridgeway


    Dorothy E Ridgeway


    James Albert Ridgeway


    Hattie Ridgeway


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+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 2

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 19

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Hazard .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Ridgeway in household of John Ridgeway, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary M Ridgeway in household of John W Ridgeway, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Ridgeway in household of John Ridgeway, "United States Census, 1880"

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