• Created Date
  • 1928
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  • John Ridington was born in West Ham, London, England on April 1868, the son of William Richard Ridington, a building contractor, and his wife Cecilia James Eleanor. He was the eighth of nine children. Four of his sisters died in infancy before his own birth. The three who survived all married. They were Jane Ennor (Mrs. Alexander H. Guest), 1852-1942; Elizabeth Symons (Mrs. Joseph Henry Williams), 1856-1941; and Rosina Symons (Mrs. John Ellis ... more
    John Ridington was born in West Ham, London, England on April 1868, the son of William Richard Ridington, a building contractor, and his wife Cecilia James Eleanor. He was the eighth of nine children. Four of his sisters died in infancy before his own birth. The three who survived all married. They were Jane Ennor (Mrs. Alexander H. Guest), 1852-1942; Elizabeth Symons (Mrs. Joseph Henry Williams), 1856-1941; and Rosina Symons (Mrs. John Ellis Griffith), 1862- 1939). The ninth child and John Ridington's only brother was William Richards Ridington, 1870-1944. The details of John Ridington's education are not known. In later life he claimed to have been a student a the London School of Art and at the University of London; he also received training for a career in teaching. William Richards Ridington emigrated to Canada in the spring of 1889 bringing his wife, two sons. The three sisters remained in England. On April 25th they sailed from Liverpool aboard the S.S. Parisian,... less
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    Scanned from an illustration using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2004