Thursday, September 12, 2013

Cabinet Photograph of Mary Hale Ridgway; by a Haverhill, Massachusetts studio

Cabinet photograph of a woman identified on the reverse as Mary Hale Ridway, which I believe should have been Mary Hale Ridgway, or Mary Warren (Hale) Ridgeway.

Assuming I have the correct Mary Hale Ridgway, and from online research, hopefully correct: [corrections and additions welcome!]

Mary Warren Hale was born about 1859 at West Newbury, Massachusetts, the daughter of William J. and second wife Sarah (Piper) Hale.

Her paternal grandparents were William and Elizabeth (Goodwin) Hale.  Her maternal grandparents were Walter, Jr. and Mary (Pierce) Piper.

On 22 July 1880 at Atkinson, New Hampshire, Mary Warren Hale married Moses M. Ridgway, Jr., son of Moses and Sarah (Locke) Ridgway.  He was born at West Newbury, Massachusetts, on 24 December 1845.

Mary and Moses had at least two children, daughters Clara or Clair Ridgway, born 20 September 1881, and Mabel Hale Ridgway, born 17 March 1883 at West Newbury, Massachusetts.

20th century Census records show the couple living apart.  By the time of the 1920 Census, Mary indicated that she was widowed.

Mary died at Derry, New Hampshire, in 1929. 

West Newbury, Massachusetts

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  1. You have been VERY busy Pam. I love looking at these old photos! One day I am going to write to say you have one that connects to me! ;-)

  2. Lots of stuff to go through, so there's hope yet!