Calling card of George G. Ripley and wife Mary (Noyes) Ripley of Massachusetts.
According to the Massachusetts record of their January 2, 1859 marriage at Abington, Massachusetts, George, a boot maker, was a native of Paris, Maine, and Mary a native of Abington itself. George's parents were Ranson Ripley and Susan (Lane) Ripley. Mary's parents were Isaiah Noyes and Betsey S. (Bosworth) Noyes.
Susan's name was left off the marriage record, and Betsey's name did not include her birth surname; these were found by researching their husbands.
Interestingly, the card was found enclosed in an envelope addressed to Mr. Ranson Ripley, who was presumably George's brother, as the elder Ranson Ripley had died before George's marriage. Ranson, Jr., married Julia M. Thayer.
Note: some records show Ranson as Ransom or Ransond, but, in histories of the area, the name appears as Ranson Ripley, just as written on the envelope.
It appears that George and Mary moved to the Midwest, at least for a time, but either returned or were visiting when George died at Brockton, Massachusetts, in 1899.
If you have more information on the Ripley and Noyes families, please leave a comment or contact me directly.
- Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 - birth record of Mary (Noyes) Ripley - born July 27, 1838 at Abington, Massachusetts, daughter of Isaiah Noyes and Betsey - whose name I found from other sources to be Betsey (Bosworth) Noyes.
- Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 - marriage record of George G. Ripley and Mary (Noyes) Ripley on January 2, 1859 at Abington, Massachusetts
- Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915 - George G. Ripley's death, June 18, 1899 at Brockton, Massachusetts