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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,  p193 to 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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