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Charles Lowell Ridgway


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Charles Lowell Ridgway
  • Born: 24 Jun 1844, Boston MA
  • Died: 26 Feb 1906, Nashua NH

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  Events in his life were:

  • He was a partner circa 1860 with John Ridgway in Boston MA as J. RIDGWAY & SON, listed in the 1860 city directory at 36 Cambridge Street.
  • He appeared on the 1865 census taken at Boston MA, listed as a jeweler.
  • He worked in 1870-1875 as a jeweler in Boston MA
    Listed in the 1870 city directory at 40 Cambridge Street.
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Boston MA, listed as a jeweler.
  • Obituary printed in the Nashua Telegraph (Nashua NH) on 27 Feb 1906
    Charles T. Ridgway, the oldest merchant in Nashua and oldest member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in New Hampshire died at his home on Park St. Monday afternoon shortly after 4 o'clock after several weeks of failing health. He has been a resident and a merchant here since 1834 and has seen more changes in Nashua than the majority of residents. He conducted his business in the Ridgway building up to the last and even during the winter excepting in the severest of the weather was at his store.
    Charles T. Ridgway was born in Groton, Mass. Aug. 11, 1815. He was a son of James and Faithey (Stowell) Ridgway, the former born in Boston, Mass., Nov. 13, 1780, and the latter in Worcester, Mass., Nov. 9, 1782. Both were descendants of English settlers of colonial days.
    When Mr. Ridgway was two years of age his parents moved to Keene, and when he was fourteen they removed to Springfield, Vt. He attended school in Keene until he was twelve years of age. When he was sixteen years of age his parents moved to Amherst. He commenced to learn the jewelry business in his father's store in Springfield, and, after the family had resided a short time at Amherst came to Nashua July 30, 1834, and with his father engaged in the same business. They located on the North side of the river, but a year later removed to a store on the site of Nutt's block where the business was carried on until some time after his father's death, when he moved to within a few doors of his late location, (Ridgway block, Main street) and remained in the same locality ever since, being at the time of his decease, the senior merchant in Nashua.

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