RIDLEY Family

First Generation

1. Edward Henry1 Ridley (#20672) was born in Liberty, Liberty Co., Tx 10 May 1871. Edward died 8 Oct 1961 in Beaumont, Jefferson Co., Tx, at 90 years of age.

He married Adda Zoe Huston 11 Oct 1891. (Adda Zoe Huston is #20671.) Adda was born in Nacogdicges, Nacogdoches Co., Tx 11 Mar 1872. Adda died 31 Jul 1945 in Beaumont, Jefferson Co., Tx, at 73 years of age. At 25 years of age Adda became the mother of Laura Edwina Ridley in Beaumont, Jefferson Co., Tx, 22 Nov 1897.

At 26 years of age Edward became the father of Laura Edwina Ridley in Beaumont, Jefferson Co., Tx, 22 Nov 1897. Dates taken from gravestone Sep 1988. In an article in the BeaumontJournal dtd 11 May 1951 with a picture of my Grandfather on his 80th Birthday "Mr. Ridley, who was born in Liberty, Texas, came to Beaumont at the age ofsix. He came in a cart drawn by a pony. It took two days and 2 nights (50 Mi).With him as passengers were his older brothers, John and Dick. The boys had agun to shoot any Indians they might waylay them. Many, many years ago E. H. Ridley and the late T.W. Shepherd founded the Beaumont Steam Laundry,which later became the Shepherds Laundry, with Branches in Houston and SanAntonio, as well as Beaumont. He retired from the Laundry business at age 70, but remains as a director of the business, now run by the descendants of T. W. Sherpherd and his son Earl Ridley."

Edward Henry Ridley and Adda Zoe Huston had the following child:

child 2 i. Laura Edwina2 Ridley (#20670) was born in Beaumont, Jefferson Co., Tx 22 Nov 1897. Laura died 1 Oct 1963 in Houston, Harris Co., Tx, at 65 years of age. She married Jerry Herbert Birdwell, Sr. in Beaumont, Jefferson Co., Tx, 29 Jun 1921. (Jerry Herbert Birdwell, Sr. is #20669.) Jerry was born in Trawick, Nacogdoches Co., Tx 18 Jan 1895. Jerry was the son of James Pinkney Birdwell and Delia Ophelia Bates. Jerry died 7 Feb 1982 in Bryan, Brazos Co., Tx, at 87 years of age. At 39 years of age Jerry became the father of Glenda Zoe Birdwell in Houston, Harris Co., Tx, Dec 1934. (See Jerry Herbert Birdwell, Sr. for the continuation of this line.)

At 37 years of age Laura became the mother of Glenda Zoe Birdwell in Houston, Harris Co., Tx, Dec 1934.

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