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Redding Ridge Cemetery

Redding, Connecticut

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Redding Ridge

Redding Ridge Cemetery is located on Black Rock Turnpike (Route 58) in Redding, Connecticut. Headstones date back to the 1800s and there are many modern-day burials contained within. Redding Ridge has one famous inhabitant: Gilbert T. Fox (29 November 1915 - 15 May 2004). Fox was a cartoonist whose work includes the "Plastic Man" comics, "Betty Boop" cartoons, the newspaper strip, "Side Glances," and the television series, "Muppet Babies" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Unfortunately, I was unable to locate Mr. Fox's memorial during my sojourn to Redding Ridge.

Photos taken 17 March 2010.

Driggs space saver Driggs

"To the memory of

Mary Elizabeth wife of

Marshall S. Driggs

and daughter of

Aaron and Fanny Sanford

Died Sunday Nov 21, 1858

aged 24 yrs 3 mos 10 dys"

"My wife and child"

Davis space saver Woodruff

Two veterans from different generations.

"Captain Hezekiah Davis

A veteran of the War of 1812

Died Feb. 22, 1882 Ae. 87 Y'rs. 9 Mo's. & 18 Days."

space saver

"Charles H. Woodruff

Died Feb. 5, 1920

Aged 75 years..1 mo..15 days.

Civil War veteran

Apr. 25, 1861, to June 12, 1865

Co. 21st Reg.

Conn. Vol. Inf.

Co. 1 8th Reg.

Conn. Inf."


"Helen Gibson Stephenson

Writer and expert on riverboats.

Born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

July 8, 1915

Died October 26, 1989

She had a great knowledge and love of literature and the arts.

Mother Ruth Bowers Gibson

Father George W. Gibson

Daughters Rosalind and Karen.

Married to George M. Stephenson, June 10, 1961."

(At the bottom of the left page, there is an engraving of a riverboat.)

Kay space saver Detail, Kay monument

Kathleen Finn Kay (30 June 1942 - 21 Sep. 1998)

and son, Jonathan Kay (8 Apr. 1970 - 8 Apr. 1998)

"I am a memory always in our hearts.

I am autumn winds that blow,

I am diamond glints on snow.

I am flowering spring rains,

I am summer sun on ripened grain.

I am an eagle in flight,

I am stars that shine at night."

All photos copyright by the author, 2010. Not to be used or reproduced without permission.

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