Demma Ridgway Aikin

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Marker Type:    Headstone

Material:    Marble

Dimensions (H x W x D):    16 in x 16 in x 9 in

Direction Marker Faces:    East

Inscription:    DAU. OF / S. & E. RIDGWAY, & WIFE OF / C. E. AIKIN. / DIED JUNE 27, 1890 / AGED 39 Yrs.

Biography:    Diademma “Demma” Ridgway was born in Hydetown in approximately 1851 to Samuel and Eliza Hyde Ridgway.

She married Cortes E. Aikin and had four children: Edna J. (1881 – 1964), Frances Eliza (1883 – 1902), Homer R. (1886 – 1965), and Anna (1889 – 1892).

Only one week prior to her death, her sister, Ida Ridgway, also died. Demma was beloved by many and was well known in the Hydetown area.


Use this link to view Demma Ridgway Aikin in the U.S. Census:



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The Titusville Herald, June 28, 1890.

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