The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Friday December 2, 1927
Page 1 column 7
Mrs. Mary J. Ridlin, Age 71,
Of Indianapolis, Dies At Hospital
          The death of  Mary J. Ridlin, of Brandywine township, widow of the late  Peter Ridlin, occurred Thursday night in an Indianapolis hospital.  Mrs. Ridlin, who was seventy-one years of age and had been in declining health for a period of five years.
          Surviving Mrs. Ridlin are her son-in-law,  Nelson Cook and her granddaughter,  Miss Neva Cook, of Brandywine township, with whom she lived: five brothers,  Henry C.;  Robert  and  Leonidas Duncan of Brandywine township;  Grant Duncan of Greenfield; and  David Duncan, of Newcastle; and one sister,  Mrs. Bell Low of Cambridge City.
          Mrs. Ridlin was a member of the Mt. Lebanon M. P. church, where the funeral services will be held at ten o’clock Saturday morning.  Burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of Carmony Brothers.  The body has been brought to the home of the son-in-law in Brandywine township.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday March 1, 1921
Page 1 column 6
Died  at  His  Home
Early  Tuesday  Morning
          Peter Ridlin, age 64 years, a resident of Hancock county just north of Shelby County died at his home at 2:30 this morning.  Dropsy caused his death.  The deceased had been in failing health for the past two years, but his condition did not become serious until four weeks ago.
          Surviving besides the widow he leaves one sister, Mrs. Nancy Whitaker, of Hancock county and one granddaughter, Neva Cook.
          Mr. Ridlin was a staunch member of the Mt. Lebanon church and was one of the leading workers in this institution. 
Funeral services will be conducted at the Mt. Lebanon church Thursday morning at 10:00 o’clock.  Burial in the church cemetery.  Carmony Brothers, undertakers in charge of the service.
Hancock County Marriage Record
Book C-8   page 163
Peter J. Ridlin  &  Mary J. Duncan
July 8, 1889
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, October 13, 1891
The Body of Stephen Ridlin Discovered
Hanging at Fountaintown
          Coroner Bruce received a telegram from  Mr. Joe Meyer, of Fountaintown, early this morning, stating that  Stephen Ridlin,  well-known in this city, had hung himself at that place.  The dispatch contained no particulars as to the cause, the hour or the precise location of the body when found, hence the reasons for his self-destruction are largely matters of conjecture.  The victim was probably fifty-five years of age, and had been greatly afflicted with weak eyes for several years past.  The loss of his wife, which occurred four or five years ago, was also a matter which caused him the deepest despondency.
          Mr. Ridlin had been a successful farmer, and at one time owned land in Van Buren township.  Reverses overtook him, and he was forced to sell.  He then moved to this city and followed the occupation of teamster for another period of years.  The gradual failing of his eyes made it necessary for him to abandon the work, and he went to the residence of a daughter at Fountaintown a short time ago, and it was at her home where he committed the deed.  He was generally liked, and respected for many admirable traits. Coroner Bruce is investigating the matter today.

Wednesday, October 14, 1891
          Stephen Ridlin, as stated yesterday, hung himself at Fountaintown at an early hour yesterday morning.  He left no letter's or statements of any kind to account for his rashness.  III health and old age are given as the cause.  His body was found in an old shed, quite a distance from his residence, and life was extinct when he was discovered.  His remains were buried today.  The Coroner returned the following verdict:

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          I, Clarence R. Bruce, Coroner of Shelby county, having viewed the remains and heard the evidence in regard to the death of Stephen Ridlin, late of Van Buren township, find that he came to his death by hanging himself, Tuesday morning, October 13, 1891, and that no person was in any wise accountable save himself, for said self-destruction.
Clarence R. Bruce, Coroner Shelby County
Shelbyville, Oct. 14, 1891             
Submitted by Barb Huff  for  Kathy Ridlen

The  Daily  Republican
Thursday, June, 17, 1886
Page 1, column 3
          Died, June 15, at her home in Fountaintown, of consumption,  Mrs. Amanda Ridlin,  wife of  Stephen Ridlin,  in the 47th year of her age.  The services took place at the house yesterday at 3 o'clock p.m. the Rev. G.W. Smith of the M.P. church officiating.  Burial at the Concord cemetery by C.W. Morrison, funeral director.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for  Kathy Ridlen

The  Daily  Republican
Tuesday, March 30, 1886
Page 1, column 4
          Perry Ridling, aged twenty-one years and son of  Peter Ridling, died on Monday at 12 o'clock of consumption, at his home in Fountaintown.  Services on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the residence, the Rev. Smith, of the M. P. Church, officiating.  Burial at the Concord cemetery by C.W. Morrison, funeral director.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for  Kathy Ridlen

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