Esther M (Solem) Bakke Ridenour1

F, b. 13 July 1929, d. 8 June 2011
FatherNord Olaf Solem2
MotherBelle (Clark) Solem2
Last Edited11 Nov 2014
     Esther M (Solem) Bakke Ridenour was born on 13 July 1929 at Willow Lake, South Dakota.1 She was the daughter of Nord Olaf Solem and Belle (Clark) Solem.2 Esther M (Solem) Bakke Ridenour married Patrick H. Ridenour after 1947.1 Esther M (Solem) Bakke Ridenour died on 8 June 2011 at Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California, at age 81.1

Family

Patrick H. Ridenour b. 1917, d. 1992

Citations

  1. [S2691] Union Democrat, 21 Jul 2011, online, Esther M. Ridenour July 13, 1929 — June 8, 2011
    Former Groveland resident Esther Magdalene Ridenour died June 8 at her home in Sonora. She was 81.
    Born in Willow Lake, S.D, to Nordt Olaf and Belle Clark Solem, she was raised in Arlington and Winifred, S.D. She was the fourth of five children.
    She married Wayne Bakke in 1947. The couple had two children. The family moved to Venice in 1952 and later to La Puente where she worked at Occidental Insurance and as a medical assistant for a private practice.
    She went on to marry Patrick Ridenour. The couple lived in Southern California, Groveland, Phoenix and Oregon.
    After her second husband died, she moved to Sonoma in 1998.
    She enjoyed playing golf, bridge and entertaining friends. While living in Sonoma, she was active in the Women’s Club and was a docent for Sonoma’s state parks.
    She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Sonoma.
    Mrs. Ridenour is survived by her children, Connie Boysen, of Susanville, Tom and wife Linda Bakke, of Sonoma; stepson and his wife, Terry and Karen Ridenour, of Las Vegas; grandchildren, Brigitte and husband Mark Foster, of Taylorsville, Wendy Phillips, of Modesto, and Alex Boswell, of Davis; four great-grandchildren; and siblings, Donald Solem, of Montana, and Norris Solem, of South Dakota.
    In addition to her parents and second husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Kathryn Shultz and Herb Solem.
    A service has already been held.
    Duggan’s Mission Chapel of Sonoma is handling arrangements.
  2. [S2691] Union Democrat, 21 Jul 2011, online, ... Born in Willow Lake, S.D, to Nordt Olaf and Belle Clark Solem, she was raised in Arlington and Winifred, S.D. She was the fourth of five children....

Nord Olaf Solem1

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Last Edited11 Nov 2014
     Nord Olaf Solem married Belle (Clark) Solem.1

Family

Belle (Clark) Solem
Child

Citations

  1. [S2691] Union Democrat, 21 Jul 2011, online, ... Born in Willow Lake, S.D, to Nordt Olaf and Belle Clark Solem, she was raised in Arlington and Winifred, S.D. She was the fourth of five children....

Belle (Clark) Solem1

F
Last Edited11 Nov 2014
     Belle (Clark) Solem married Nord Olaf Solem.1

Family

Nord Olaf Solem
Child

Citations

  1. [S2691] Union Democrat, 21 Jul 2011, online, ... Born in Willow Lake, S.D, to Nordt Olaf and Belle Clark Solem, she was raised in Arlington and Winifred, S.D. She was the fourth of five children....

Robert Francis Stofle1

M, b. 29 August 1917, d. 3 September 2011
FatherGeorge Stofle2
MotherMrs. Elva Stofle2 b. c 1896
Last Edited12 Nov 2014
     Robert Francis Stofle was born on 29 August 1917 at Palisaides, Colorado.1 He was the son of George Stofle and Mrs. Elva Stofle.2 Robert Francis Stofle married Jeanette Arlene Paris in 1942 at Oakland, Alalmeda Co., California.3 Robert Francis Stofle died on 3 September 2011 at Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California, at age 94.1

Citations

  1. [S2693] Union Democrat, 12 Sep 2011, online, Robert Francis Stofle Aug. 29, 1917 — Sept. 3, 2011
    Groveland resident Robert Francis Stofle died Saturday at Meadow View Manor in Sonora. He was 94.
    Born in Palisades, Colo., to George and Elva Stofle, the family moved to Oakland in 1919, where his father worked as a mechanic for the Southern Pacific Railroad.
    He graduated from Fremont High School in 1935, where he met his wife Jeanette Arlene Paris. The couple married in Oakland in 1942.
    He was a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, during which he was assigned to cargo flight missions based in Calcutta, India. He flew C47 cargo planes over the Himalayan Mountains into China that contained fuel for the Flying Tigers air fighters who were fighting against the Japanese invasions in China.
    During the war, he flew over 3,000 hours, mostly instrument navigation during the flight missions, and was later put in charge of plane crash investigations.
    He ended his service duties as a retired reserve major in Oakland.
    He worked for Ballenger and Co. as a West Coast salesman for hospital supplies for 10 years before establishing his own manufacturing business in Oakland, Professional Apparel Co., which made specially designed apparel for hospitals and patients throughout the state.
    In 1960, he opened his own retail medical uniform store in Oakland, which he later expanded. He opened his second store in Pleasant Hill in 1980.
    He enjoyed camping in Yosemite during the summer, planning family reunions at the Yosemite Lodge and the Ahwahnee Hotel, and traveling up the West Coast in his motor coach.
    He moved to Groveland with his daughter and her husband in 2007.
    Mr. Stofle is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Jim Novak, of Groveland; granddaughter, Jessica Novak, of Groveland; and two great-grandchildren, who both live in Groveland.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Stofle.
    A private family service is scheduled.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
  2. [S2693] Union Democrat, 12 Sep 2011, online, ... Born in Palisades, Colo., to George and Elva Stofle, the family moved to Oakland in 1919, where his father worked as a mechanic for the Southern Pacific Railroad....
  3. [S2693] Union Democrat, 12 Sep 2011, online, ... Mr. Stofle is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Jim Novak, of Groveland; granddaughter, Jessica Novak, of Groveland; and two great-grandchildren, who both live in Groveland.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Stofle....

Jeanette Arlene Paris1

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Last Edited12 Nov 2014
     Jeanette Arlene Paris married Robert Francis Stofle, son of George Stofle and Mrs. Elva Stofle, in 1942 at Oakland, Alalmeda Co., California.2

Family

Robert Francis Stofle b. 29 Aug 1917, d. 3 Sep 2011

Citations

  1. [S2693] Union Democrat, 12 Sep 2011, online, ... He graduated from Fremont High School in 1935, where he met his wife Jeanette Arlene Paris. The couple married in Oakland in 1942.....
  2. [S2693] Union Democrat, 12 Sep 2011, online, ... Mr. Stofle is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Jim Novak, of Groveland; granddaughter, Jessica Novak, of Groveland; and two great-grandchildren, who both live in Groveland.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Stofle....

George Stofle1

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Last Edited12 Nov 2014
     George Stofle married Mrs. Elva Stofle, daughter of Mary J Newsom, circa 1914; Marriage date is calculated. Tessie was not Elva's bological daughter. The two boys were born only 2 years apart. It is likely that George and Elva were married about 1 years before the birth of the older son, Ferrel.

Family 1

Rosetta Webb

Family 2

Mrs. Elva Stofle b. c 1896
Children

Citations

  1. [S2693] Union Democrat, 12 Sep 2011, online, ... Born in Palisades, Colo., to George and Elva Stofle, the family moved to Oakland in 1919, where his father worked as a mechanic for the Southern Pacific Railroad....
  2. [S2694] 1920 US Census, San Francisco Co., California, population schedule, Alameda, ED 18, SD 5, Sheet 1-B, (follows page 248 stamped) Dwelling 21, Household 21, 2 Jan 1920, 935 Eagle Avenue (x Wood Street) - GEORGE M STOFLE, Head, rents, male white age 34 years, married, can read and write, born Alabama, both parents born United States, speaks English, helper in a garage, worker; ELVA G STOFLE, wife, female white age 24 years, married, can read and write, born Texas, father born Tennessee, mother born Mississippi, speaks English, not employed; TESSIE STOFLE, daughter, female white age 13 years, in school, can read and write, born Texas, father born Alabama, mother born Texas; FERREL STOFLE, son, white male age 4 years, born Colorado, father born Alabama, mother born Texas; ROBERT STOFLE, son, white male age 2 years, born Colorado, father born Alabama, mother born Texas; MARY J NEWSOM, female white age 59 years, widowed, can read and write, born Mississippi, father born Georgia, mother born Tennessee, speaks English, not employed.

Mrs. Elva Stofle1

F, b. circa 1896
MotherMary J Newsom2 b. c 1861
Last Edited12 Nov 2014
     Mrs. Elva Stofle was born circa 1896 at Texas; calculated from 1920 census.3 She was the daughter of Mary J Newsom.2 Mrs. Elva Stofle married George Stofle circa 1914; Marriage date is calculated. Tessie was not Elva's bological daughter. The two boys were born only 2 years apart. It is likely that George and Elva were married about 1 years before the birth of the older son, Ferrel.

Family

George Stofle
Children

Citations

  1. [S2693] Union Democrat, 12 Sep 2011, online, ... Born in Palisades, Colo., to George and Elva Stofle, the family moved to Oakland in 1919, where his father worked as a mechanic for the Southern Pacific Railroad....
  2. [S2694] 1920 US Census, San Francisco Co., California, population schedule, Alameda, ED 18, SD 5, Sheet 1-B, (follows page 248 stamped) Dwelling 21, Household 21, 2 Jan 1920, 935 Eagle Avenue (x Wood Street) - GEORGE M STOFLE, Head, rents, male white age 34 years, married, can read and write, born Alabama, both parents born United States, speaks English, helper in a garage, worker; ELVA G STOFLE, wife, female white age 24 years, married, can read and write, born Texas, father born Tennessee, mother born Mississippi, speaks English, not employed; TESSIE STOFLE, daughter, female white age 13 years, in school, can read and write, born Texas, father born Alabama, mother born Texas; FERREL STOFLE, son, white male age 4 years, born Colorado, father born Alabama, mother born Texas; ROBERT STOFLE, son, white male age 2 years, born Colorado, father born Alabama, mother born Texas; MARY J NEWSOM, female white age 59 years, widowed, can read and write, born Mississippi, father born Georgia, mother born Tennessee, speaks English, not employed.
  3. [S2694] 1920 US Census, San Francisco Co., California, population schedule, Alameda, ED 18, SD 5, Sheet 1-B, (follows page 248 stamped) Dwelling 21, Household 21, ... ELVA G STOFLE, wife, female white age 24 years, married, can read and write, born Texas, father born Tennessee, mother born Mississippi, speaks English, not employed....

Mary J Newsom1

F, b. circa 1861
Last Edited12 Nov 2014
     Mary J Newsom was born circa 1861 at Mississippi.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S2694] 1920 US Census, San Francisco Co., California, population schedule, Alameda, ED 18, SD 5, Sheet 1-B, (follows page 248 stamped) Dwelling 21, Household 21, 2 Jan 1920, 935 Eagle Avenue (x Wood Street) - GEORGE M STOFLE, Head, rents, male white age 34 years, married, can read and write, born Alabama, both parents born United States, speaks English, helper in a garage, worker; ELVA G STOFLE, wife, female white age 24 years, married, can read and write, born Texas, father born Tennessee, mother born Mississippi, speaks English, not employed; TESSIE STOFLE, daughter, female white age 13 years, in school, can read and write, born Texas, father born Alabama, mother born Texas; FERREL STOFLE, son, white male age 4 years, born Colorado, father born Alabama, mother born Texas; ROBERT STOFLE, son, white male age 2 years, born Colorado, father born Alabama, mother born Texas; MARY J NEWSOM, female white age 59 years, widowed, can read and write, born Mississippi, father born Georgia, mother born Tennessee, speaks English, not employed.

Burgess Ferrell Stofle1

M, b. 4 October 1915, d. 5 May 1997
FatherGeorge Stofle2
MotherMrs. Elva Stofle2 b. c 1896
Last Edited12 Nov 2014
     Burgess Ferrell Stofle was born on 4 October 1915 at Colorado.2,1 He was the son of George Stofle and Mrs. Elva Stofle.2 Burgess Ferrell Stofle died on 5 May 1997 at Nevada Co., California, at age 81.1

Citations

  1. [S965] California Death Index, 1940-1997, online Ancestry.com, BURGESS FERRELL STOFLE, male born Colorado 4 Oct 1915 and died 5 Mar 1997 in Nevada Co., Mother's maiden name NEWSOM.
  2. [S2694] 1920 US Census, San Francisco Co., California, population schedule, Alameda, ED 18, SD 5, Sheet 1-B, (follows page 248 stamped) Dwelling 21, Household 21, 2 Jan 1920, 935 Eagle Avenue (x Wood Street) - GEORGE M STOFLE, Head, rents, male white age 34 years, married, can read and write, born Alabama, both parents born United States, speaks English, helper in a garage, worker; ELVA G STOFLE, wife, female white age 24 years, married, can read and write, born Texas, father born Tennessee, mother born Mississippi, speaks English, not employed; TESSIE STOFLE, daughter, female white age 13 years, in school, can read and write, born Texas, father born Alabama, mother born Texas; FERREL STOFLE, son, white male age 4 years, born Colorado, father born Alabama, mother born Texas; ROBERT STOFLE, son, white male age 2 years, born Colorado, father born Alabama, mother born Texas; MARY J NEWSOM, female white age 59 years, widowed, can read and write, born Mississippi, father born Georgia, mother born Tennessee, speaks English, not employed.

Rosetta Webb1

F
Last Edited12 Nov 2014

Citations

  1. [S1515] FamilySearch.org, CALIFORNIA MARRIAGE LICENSE and CERTIFICATE, ALAMEDA CO. No. 1770 - Groom: Victor Constantine Wallace, res. 1533 B Street, Hayward, Alameda Co., single white male age 23 years, first marriage, born Colorado, employed as Baggage Master by SPRR Co., son of Fred Wallace (born Colorado) and Jessie Saunier (birth place unknown). Bride: Tessie Stofle, res. 2700 Market Street, Oakland, white female age 18, single, first marriage, born Texas, office girl, no employer, daughter of George M Stofle (born Alabama) and Rosetta Webb) born Texas. Married 24 June 1924 in hayward CA by Justice of the Peace Jacob Harder, Jr. Witnesses - Alexander and Juanite Doering, both residents of Alameda Co., California.

Victor Constantine Wallace1

M, b. circa 1901, d. 18 May 1980
Last Edited12 Nov 2014
     Victor Constantine Wallace was born circa 1901 at Colorado; BobAllenDucksworth family tree at Ancestry.com (Nov 2014) reports birth date as 25 June 1904 in Colorado.1 He died on 18 May 1980 at Alameda Co., California.

Citations

  1. [S1515] FamilySearch.org, CALIFORNIA MARRIAGE LICENSE and CERTIFICATE, ALAMEDA CO. No. 1770 - Groom: Victor Constantine Wallace, res. 1533 B Street, Hayward, Alameda Co., single white male age 23 years, first marriage, born Colorado, employed as Baggage Master by SPRR Co., son of Fred Wallace (born Colorado) and Jessie Saunier (birth place unknown). Bride: Tessie Stofle, res. 2700 Market Street, Oakland, white female age 18, single, first marriage, born Texas, office girl, no employer, daughter of George M Stofle (born Alabama) and Rosetta Webb) born Texas. Married 24 June 1924 in hayward CA by Justice of the Peace Jacob Harder, Jr. Witnesses - Alexander and Juanite Doering, both residents of Alameda Co., California.