John Ristine Sedgwick  [Thomas S Sedgwick / Anna Eliza Cast]
b. July 2, 1882, [Knoxville, Knox] Tennessee4
d. April 25, 1957, Los Angeles County, California4
m1 abt 1908 Elizabeth Unknown1
m2 [private]

Elizabeth Unknown  [parents unknown]
b. abt 1886, Ohio1

Census records:

1900 TN Knox Knoxville
1910 TN Knox Knoxville
1920 GA Fulton Atlanta
1930 CA Los Angeles
Is this Elizabeth?
1930 TN Knox Knoxville


two daughters [unknown] with first wife
two sons [private] with second wife.

John Ristine Sedgwick appears with his parents in 1900 and 1910; in 1910 he has a wife Elizabeth. He served in World War I5 and later moved to California.

Found this note:

The Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, February 08, 1911, page 6
"Mrs J Ristine Sedgwick and baby, of Nashville, Tenn., and Mrs W J Kilduff, of Cincinnati, arrived yesterday to spend some time with the Misses Dittoe, of East Wayne Street."
The Dittoes appear in census 1900 IN Allen Fort Wayne
There is no daughter Elizabeth. I have searched 1900 Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, and find no Dittoe family with a dauaghter Elizabeth. I did not search for the name "Ditto."

One Rachel Sedgwick, born October 7, 1919 Tennessee, died September 15, 1976 Los Angeles California.4 Is she a daughter of John Ristine Sedgwick?

Sources and notes:

1. Census records, any of those indicated.

3. Tennessee Death Index 1908 - 1912, Tennessee State Library and Archives
available online at
This record:
NameCountyYearRecord Number
Sedgwick, Annie ElizabethKnox190949078

4. California Death Index 1940-1997
available online at and
These records:
NameBirth DateDeath DateBirth PlaceDeath PlaceMotherFather
Sedgwick, John Ristine7/2/18824/25/1957TennesseeLos AngelesCashSedgwick
Sedgwick, Rachel N10/07/19199/15/1976TennesseeLos Angeles  

5. Tennessee World War 1 Veterans: Knox County
Tennessee State Library and Archives, Historical and Genealogical Information
online at
select Knox County (Part 19 : Sainks - Slover)
This record:
NameAgeBirth PlacePage
Sedgwick, J Ristine35Loudon, TN369

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