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William B. Ridenour

William B. Ridenour

William B. Ridenour (1835-1926) son of John and Susanna Bechtel Ridenour. In 1851 he removed with his family to Illinois, and later went west where he became a prospector. He discovered the Hackberry (Arizona) silver lode in 1874 after nearly losing his life when attacked by Indians near the Grand Canyon.

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William B Ridenour

William B Ridenour is my great great grandfather. My great grandfather is Charles Krouff Ridenour, my grandfather is Charles Herbert Ridenour and my dad is Charles Keith Ridenour. My dad looks like my great great grandfather.

 

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