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
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
FUNERAL OF ELBERT G. RICKETSON
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)