I have an original Cabinet Card photograph of “Louella and Myrtle Ridgeway”, which I’d like to get back to descendants or family members. Photo was taken in Illiopolis (Sangamon Co.) IL, and they look to be about ages 3 and 2.
I found the girls in the 1900 census for Lanesville (Sangamon Co.), as daughters of Henry W. Ridgeway (25) and wife Nancy L. (24). Louella’s birthdate is shown as Mar 1898 and Myrtle O. as Jan 1899. By 1910, mother Nancy had re-married, to Oscar Wright, and the girls were his stepdaughters.Family lived in Illiopolis, IL and Louella was 12 and Myrtle, 11.
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