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Birth: May 20, 1829
Columbia
Boone County
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1901
Saint Joseph
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA

William Ridgeway Penick was a son of Joel J. Penick & Sophia B. Ridgeway. William was born near Columbia, Boone County, Missouri on May 20th, 1829. He lived a business, military, political and social life. He taught school. Owned a drug and book store. Organized the Unconditional Union Club of Missouri.
Appointed major on the staff of Brig.-Gen. Ben F. Loan; then lieutenant - colonel (aftardward colonel) of the Fifth Regiment Cavalry, Missouri State Militia, a regiment he raised for the service of the United States; later colonel of a regiment in the service of the State and a Brigadier - general of militia in Northwestern Missouri fighting guerrillas under Todd, Quantrill and others, throughout Platte, Clay, Cass and Jackson Counties.
William was Buchanan County Coroner for four years. William served one year as a member of St. Joseph, Missouri City council. His labor and influence during his two year administration as mayor in St. Joseph organized a paid Fire Department. William lived at 412 South Ninth Street in St. Joseph, Missouri from aproximatly 1867 to 1882. He later lived at 1612 Francis Street in St. Joseph, Missouri with his mother. William died Dec. 4th, 1901. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Amanda Drentha Grigg Penick (1832 - 1910)*
 
 Children:
  William Ridgeway Penick (1864 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Mora Cemetery
Saint Joseph
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Jacklyn Barton
Record added: Aug 09, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5034176
Col William Ridgeway Penick
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Col William Ridgeway Penick
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Col William Ridgeway Penick
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Thank you for your service in the Union.
- Phyllis
 Added: Sep. 16, 2014
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- sniksnak
 Added: Sep. 13, 2014

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