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The Albert Newton Ridenour Family

by Paul Ridenour email

Created 3/6/2012
Updated 2/09/2014

Note: In 1990, I found out that my great grandfather Earl Ridenour [See Ridenour Family] had a brother named Albert Ridenour who was a Presbyterian minister in East Texas.  A few years ago I found Albert's death certificate and discovered that East Texas meant Sulphur Springs, TX.  On his death certificate, a Farrell Ridenour was the Informant.  My dad and I visited their graves and discovered more Ridenours nearby like Nathaniel Lee and Richard L. Ridenour.  I did not know how they were related until I received an email on the day Frankie Kent Ridenour died, on 3/4/2012.  Shelby Barientos was going to the funeral from Louisiana and she wanted to know if we were related.  Through email, texting, and research on my part, she helped me put the family together.  This webpage was the result of that day.  I have recently received emails from Charla Thompson Cross and Debbie Dailey who helped me with the rest of the family.  I didn't realize that Farrell had three other children besides Nathaniel Lee Ridenour.  Thanks ladies for the help  - Paul Ridenour 2/13/2013

Albert's parents were George T. Ridenour and Mary Ellen (Bent) Ridenour.  Click here for the rest of the family back seven more generations.

Albert Newton Ridenour (12/9/1870 IN - 6/10/1952) married Nora Williams
Shelby's 2nd great grandparents / My 2nd great uncle - Paul Ridenour)

    Farrell Glendon Ridenour (12/29/1901 OK - 10/10/1965 Dallas) married Hatty Mitchell / Hattie Mitchell (1899 - 1961)
Shelby's great grandparents)

        Samuel Scott Ridenour (9/23/1926 Rains Co, TX - 7/23/2008 Corsicana, Navarro Co, TX) married
        Christine Susan Sisk (9/10/1924 Rains Co, TX - 3/12/2005 Point, Rains Co, TX)

            Peggy Ann Ridenour married Chester Thompson

                Charla Thompson married a Cross
                Christy Thompson married a House

                    Matthew House
                    Kyle House

        George B. Ridenour (1928  )

        Joyce Aslee Ridenour (1931 - ) married Vernon Dailey
        Note: Vernon Dailey was a songwriter and belonged to the Dallas Songwriters.
        He was also Muffin on the Mr. Peppermint show.

                Debbie Dailey (1953 - )

                Gary Dailey (1956 - )

                Greg Dailey  (1961 - )

        Nathaniel Lee Ridenour (9/4/1932 Dallas, TX - 5/19/1999 Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, TX)
        married Frankie Etoile Kent (3/6/1934 - 3/4/2012 Tyler, TX)
on 8/23/1953 in Hunt County
Shelby's grandparents)

            Betty Jean Ridenour (10/3/1954 Dallas, TX - ) married a Punkoney

                    Aaron Punkoney

            Richard Lee Ridenour (5/31/1958 Dallas, TX - 11/3/1975)

            Charles Scott Ridenour (4/4/1962  - ) married Karen Kay Boyd

                    Valarie Jean Ridenour (10/21/1982 Hopkins Co., TX - ) married
                    Rodney W. Tucker (circa 1981 - ) on
7/8/2006 in Hopkins County

            Elizabeth Ann Ridenour (6/3/1966 Dallas, TX - ) married a Barientos (Shelby's parents)

                    Shelby Barientos (1984  - ) email
                    Chris Barientos (   -   )

Albert's parents
L to R:  Nora Vilima Ridenour, Mary Ellen (Bent) Ridenour, Albert Ridenour, George T. Ridenour, Earl Thurlow Ridenour [Errol Thurlow Ridenour], ca 1880-82 in Nebraska

Photo from Linda Ridenour Pfiffner via JD Ridenour

George T. Ridenour [Albert's father], George T.'s second wife Nancy P. (Ashford) Chapman Ridenour, and George T.'s last three children - Charles Edward Ridenour born 1882 in Nebraska, Martha Ridenour born 1884 in Nebraska, and George Francis Ridenour was born in Texas in 1888.  Mary Ellen (Bent) Ridenour passed away in 1890 and George T. Ridenour married Nancy in 1891.  Photo in Abilene, TX, circa 1891 or after.

Ferrell Ridenour
Photo from Linda Ridenour Pfiffner via JD Ridenour

Albert Ridenour [assuming photo taken in Abilene, TX]
Photo from Linda Ridenour Pfiffner via JD Ridenour

Nora Williams Ridenour - wife of Albert Ridenour
Photo provided by Debbie Dailey

Albert Newton Ridenour (dates are wrong/Presbyterian Minister) - Greenview Cemetery, Hopkins County, Texas

Nora Wiliams (Nora Ridenour / wife of Albert Ridenour) - Greenview Cemetery, Hopkins County, Texas

Gravestone of Farrell, Hattie, and Charles Ridenour [still alive]

Ferrell Ridenour and Hatty Ridenour [Farrell and Hattie Ridenour] and a marker for Charles Ridenour - Clifton Cemetery, Rains County, Texas

Nathaniel Lee Ridenour and Frankie Kent Ridenour - Greenview Cemetery, Hopkins County, Texas

Richard L. Ridenour - Greenview Cemetery, Hopkins County, Texas

Albert Newton Ridenour Death Certificate - Informant Farrell Ridenour [Ferrell Ridenour/Son]

Lenora "Nora" Williams Ridenour Death Certificate - Informant Farrell Ridenour [Ferrell Ridenour/Son]

Farrell Ridenour Death Certificate [Ferrell Ridenour] - Informant Scott Ridenour

Hattie Ridenour - It says she's married but gives no spouse name. Death date is different from her gravestone.

Richard L. Ridenour Death Certificate - Informant Nathaneal Ridenour [Nathaniel Ridenour] (Father)

Debbie Dailey's parents on right and
Nathaniel Lee Ridenour on the left - Photo provided by Debbie Dailey

Debbie Dailey's father Vernon Dailey, "Muffin" on Mr. Peppermint - Provided by Debbie Dailey

Amos Ridenour - son of John Benjamin Ridenour and Emma Bent Ridenour.  Albert Ridenour's father was John's brother George T. Ridenour and his mother was Emma's sister Mary Ellen Bent.  Three Ridenour brothers married three Bent sisters. Mary Ellen Bent Ridenour's great grandfather was Silas Bent, participant in the Boston Tea Party. Photo provided by Debbie Dailey.

Farrell Ridenour - Photo provided by Debbie Dailey

Letter from Farrell Ridenour to his mom, Nora Williams Ridenour, from Nora's dairy - Provided by Debbie Dailey

Letter from Albert Ridenour to wife Nora Williams Ridenour, from Nora's dairy - Provided by Debbie Dailey

Earl Ridenour [Silver Moon Jersey Farms] - Photo provided by Debbie Dailey


Frankie Ridenour [Frankie Kent]

Funeral services for Frankie Ridenour, age 77, of Lindale and formerly of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the funeral home with Christopher Jowell officiating. Interment will follow at Greenview Cemetery with Chris Barientos, Daemon Knabe, Carmel Barientos, Lynn Wilson, and Aaron Punkoney serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be 2 hours prior to service at the funeral home.

Frankie Ridenour passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. She was born in Meridian, March 6, 1934, the daughter of Roy Handley Kent and Cordia Elizabeth Bolick. She married Nathaniel Lee Ridenour in Hunt County on August 23, 1953. He preceded her in death in 1999. she was a homemaker and a member of Emory Methodist Church.

Survivors include: daughters, Betty Punkoney and Elizabeth Barientos; sisters, Betty Wilson and Val-Jean Seabolt; grandchildren, Aaron Punkoney, Shelby Barientos, and Chris Barientos; great-grandchild, Ashton Stockholm.

She was preceded in death by: parents; husband; brother-in-law, Richard Ridenour.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.