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Collection TitleCL 49 Isabel Ridall PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKim Richards, Leslie Swayze and Rebecca Rudnicki
Date Completed:December 11, 2007
Extent5.5 linear feet

CL 49 - Isabel Ridall Papers contains genealogical information regarding the Ridall family, as well as research information on Elmira and Chemung County.  Box F, is a recent addition to this collection and contains family photographs, as well as some personal papers.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Folder contains flyers, brochures and postcards from other historical sites.DocumentsE64
Folder contains newspaper clippings.DocumentsE65
Box contains Ridall Family photographs and includes: Martha Ridall; Earl Y. Ridall; Frank Ridall; Ben Vincent; Mary Arbuthnot; Mary E. (Griff) Ridall; Frank A. Ridall; George W. Ridall; Susan Voelker; William Hinkle, Sarah (Speece) Hinkle, Thudan (?) Mary (Ridall) Speece born in England, daughter Sarah (Mitchell) Ridall born in England and wife of William and Samuel Mitchell born in England and died in Warren Co., NY; Katherine Ridall and William Erwin Vincent; Frank Howland Ridall; Earl G. Ridall; Photograph is labeled as follows: Katherine, Me Dad, Uncle Ernest, Aunt Martha, Frand and Winnie Ridall; Isabel Ellen Ridall; Winifred (Drake) Ridall; Earle G. Ridall; Paul Vincent; Margaret Griff; Mary G. Ridall; Mrs. Griff; John M. Ridall; Ellen B. Ridall; John M. Ridall; William Ridall; Sarah Ridall; Jean McCleery Ridall; Hugh M. Ridall; Anna Laverty Ridall; John Griff (father of Mary E. Griff); Margaret Griff (sister of Mary E. Griff).PhotographsF
Folder contains copies of photographs genealogical information and a few articles on the following Ridall Family members: Joseph H. Griff; Marian Griff; George Griff; John H. Griff; Grandmother Arnold; John Deister; Griff Family Tombstone; Margaret Griff; John Griff; Mary E. Griff; Samuel Mitchell; William Bird; Ellen Burton Bird; Levi Bird; Birthplace of George and Ellen Bird's children in Walsall, England; William Ridall; Sarah Mitchell Ridall; Katherine and Bill Vincent; Miss Vincent; Miss Clark; Mrs. Benjamin Vincent; cemetery plots for the Ridall Family at Woodlawn and Forest Lawn Memorial Park; Mary E. Griff Ridall; Frank Adriance Ridall; Frank Howland Ridall; Earle Griff Ridall.DocumentsF01
Death Certificate for for George Ridall and a document for the Board of Health certifying the certificate.CertificateF0201
Letter from Margaret Deister to Mrs. Ridall dated October 19, 1933.LetterF0202
Genealogical information regarding transfer of Deeds for the Ridall Family.DocumentF0203
Newspaper article from the Elmira Telegram dated November 3, 1961 entitled: "The Story at Our House: They Love a Canal by Tom Chang."ArticleF0204
A collection of obituaries for Frank Howard Ridall, Frank Adriance Ridall, and Winifred Drake Ridall.ArticlesF0205
Genealogical information from the Descendants of William Lain and Keziah Mather regarding the Ridall Family.DocumentsF0206
Air Mail letter from Jarel Dovey to Margaret Arbuthnot Ridall dated December 19, 1990.LetterF0207
Obituary for William Ridall. no date.DocumentF0208
Photocopy of a photograph of William Ridall and Hulda Line.DocumentF0209
Photocopy of a reciept dated October 10, 1906 from William Ridall.DocumentF0210
Photocopy of documents belonging to the Ridall family.DocumentF0211
Photocopy of a military pass issued to William Ridall in 1865.DocumentF0212
Photocopy of a certificate issued to Daniel Ridall in May of 1891 from the Pennsylvania National Guard.DocumentF0213
Photocopy of a "Birth" page from the Ridall family Bible.DocumentF0214
Genealogical Information regarding the Ridall family.DocumentF0215
Genealogical Information regarding the Ridall family.DocumentF0216
Genealogical Information regarding the Ridall family.DocumentsF0217
Genealogical Information regarding the Ridall family.DocumentsF0218
Genealogical Information regarding the Ridall family.DocumentF0219
Genealogical Information regarding the Ridall family.DocumentsF0220
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