Bio: Riddell, Sanford S. (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 216.


SANFORD S. RIDDELL, physician and surgeon, Chippewa Falls. Was born on Camp street. New Orleans, La., Aug. 22, 1838. When five years of age he went to Chenango Co., N. Y., where he remained in school for five years, then returned to New Orleans, where he continued his education in the University of Louisiana, and Louisiana College. In March, 1860, he graduated from the medical department of the University of Louisiana. When twenty-one years of age he was elected a Fellow of the New Orleans Academy of Sciences. He was for a time Assistant State Geologist of Texas. He commenced the practice of medicine in his native city. From 1866 to 1874 he practiced in Norwich, Chenango Co., N. Y. June 27, 1874, he located at Chippewa Falls, and has continued in practice here ever since. He was married at Cincinnatus, Chenango Co., N. Y., Dec. 19, 1866, to Josephine, daughter of Roswell K. Bourne, of that place. She was born at Pitcher Springs, Chenango Co., N. Y. They have five children—Mary Bourne, born Dec. 13, 1867; Josephine Lephe, born in June, 1869; Sanford Louis, born June 27, 1870; George William, born Sept. 18, 1871; Louisiana, born June 24, 1873. The doctor is a member of the American Medical Association, Northwestern Medical Society, Wisconsin Medical Society, Chippewa County Medical Society, and Chenango County (N. Y.) Medical Society. He is now City Physician. His father was Prof. J. L. Riddell, of New Orleans, an eminent scientific gentleman, who was born in Coleraine, Mass., Feb. 20, 1807, and died in New Orleans, in October, 1865. His wife (mother of Sanford S.) was Mary Elizabeth Knocke, who was born in Baton Rouge, La., March 7, 1818. She died in December, 1839.



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