E.G. Ricketson stands at far right.
Courtesy of the Adirondack Experience
Born: August 17, 1849 in Peru, New York

Died: November 1, 1916 in Plattsburgh, New York

Married: June 30, 1874 to Alice Hall of Lower Jay (1841-1926)

Children: William Ricketson, Charlotte Ricketson Forbes, Ermina Ricketson Forbes, Alice J. Ricketson (died age 16 in 1904), one other

It appears that E.G. Ricetson was a son of William Ricketson who died c. 1890
Franklin Gazette, January 15, 1892

Elbridge Gerry Ricketson, known as Elbert and Albert was a guide and boatbuilder in Bloomingdale.  He is listed as a boat-builder in the Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries of the State of New York, 1886 (see Guides).   He is buried in Brighton, in the Mountain View Cemetery. (A news account indicated that he was buried in the Ricketson cemetery, but we have found no mention of a cemetery so named.  It is possible that it was so called at one time.)

An Albert Ricketson is listed one of the guides photographed by A. W. Durkee at Paul Smith's boathouse on October 2, 1885.

Plattsburgh Sentinel, November 8, 1916


The funeral of Elbridge G. Ricketson was held Saturday afternoon from his late home on Brinkerhoff street, the Rev. Albert Gale, rector of Trinity church officiating. The remains were then conveyed to his former home in the town of Brighton in Franklin county where the interment took place in the Ricketson cemetery.

Plattsburgh Sentinel, November 3, 1916

Mr.  and Mrs.  William Ricketson,  of Indianapolis,  are  expected  to arrive  in  town today, called here  by  the death  of Mr.  Ricketson's father,  E.  G.  Ricketson,  of 127  Brinkerhoff  street. The young  man is  chief  mechanical engineer  of the  Big  Four  R. R.  

Mrs.  George  P.  Forbes,  of  Larchmont, is  expected this week, called  here by the  death  of her  father,  E.G.  Ricketson,  of 127  Brinkerhoff  street.  She was  formerly Miss Charlotte Ricketson,  of  this city…

Mrs.  Charles  B.  Forbes,  of New  Orleans,  is  expected  to  arrive here  Saturday  to  attend the funeral  of her  father, Elbridge G. Ricketson,  of  this  city. Mrs. Forbes was formerly Miss  Ermina Ricketson, of  this city.



  • Grace Williamson Eades, William Ricketson and His Descendents Vol II c.1932 (via a reader)