Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Oren Ellsworth Ridnour, 7th cousin once removed

Born on December 31, 1908 in Dallas Township, Taylor County, Iowa.

Died on June 30, 1944 in Normandy, France.

Buried in the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France. A cenotaph is located at the Dallas Center Cemetery, New Market, Taylor County, Iowa.

Son of John William Ridnour and Eliza Blanche Leighton.

Oren was unmarried. He died during the Invasion of Normany during World War II.

Photo via Passing Time

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