In looking at the Ellis Island site, I came across two Ridenbaugh women arriving in the Port of New York in 1914. Can anyone identify the families of these two ladies and their relationship to each other?
The older one, Mary I. Ridenbaugh, b: Oct. 10, 1864 in St. Joseph, Mo. Her age in 1914 (as listed on the ship's manifest) is 50 yrs. old. However she gives her residence as Boise, Idaho.
The younger woman, Florence Ridenbaugh is listed as a single female, 25 yrs. old, born Dec. 29, 1889 in Boise, Idaho.
These two women were on board the ship FRANCONIA which left Naples, Italy on Feb.. 6, 1914 and arrived in New York the same month.
Source: Ship manifest # 11 (FRANCONIA) Lines 11 & 12.
As additional information, this ship was built for the Cunard line for its Liverpool-New York or Boston service.
In 1915 it was used as a troop ship and in 1916 was sunk by a German U-Boat off the island of Malta.
Copies of the manifest, pictures of the ship and its history are available on the Ellis Island site.
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