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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III

(Born Ill.)

Jacob Rhoadsº Riblett

(Ap'd Ill.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1868, p193to June 14, 1872, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, June 14, 1872.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Scott, Kan., Sep. 28 to Oct. 9, 1872, — and Ft. Dodge, Kan., to Apr. 28, 1873; and on leave of absence, to May 1, 1873.

Resigned, May 1, 1873.

Civil History. — Editor of a Newspaper, Pekin, Ill., 1873 to 18–––, and at Peoria, Ill., 18–––.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Publisher of a newspaper, Aarwood Springs, Rapid City, Kalkaska County, Mich.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — In newspaper publishing and printing business continuously since 1900. — For four years publisher of the Rapid River Rustler at Rapid City, Kalkaska County, Mich. — Removed to Alden, Antrim Co., Mich., and publishing the Alden Argus.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born March –––, 1845.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, June 14, 1872.

Resigned, May 1, 1873.

Civil History. — Engaged in printing business and in newspaper publishing; edited newspapers at Pekin, Ill., and at Peoria, Ill.; for four years at Rapid City, Mich., published the Rapid City Rustler; afterwards moved to Alden where he published the Alden Argus; at time of his death he was working in a printing office in Bellaire, Mich., and in passing a press in operation, his arm was caught and he was drawn into the machinery and killed.

Died, June 19, 1917, at Bellaire, Mich.: Aged 72.

Obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1918.

Buried, Lakeview Cemetery, Bellaire, MI.

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