Ridgely, Redick M.

Born: 1830-03-29 Saint Louis, Missouri

Died: 1914-XX-XX

Flourished: 1835-1914 Springfield, Illinois

A son of Nicholas H. Ridgely, Redick (Reddick) moved with his family to Springfield, Illinois, in 1835. He had an early career as a public servant in Springfield, serving as city treasurer and as a member of the city council and the county board of supervisors. In 1850, he married Margaret Aitken, with whom he raised three children. He served as a quartermaster during the Civil War.

Joseph Wallace, Past and Present of the City of Springfield and Sangamon County Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1904), 2:1152; Gravestone, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL.