Ezra H. Ripple
|Born||February 11, 1842|
|Died||November 19, 1909(aged 67)|
Ezra H. Ripple (February 11, 1842 – November 19, 1909) was a Pennsylvania businessman, politician and soldier.
Ripple was born in Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania to Silas and Elizabeth (Harris) Ripple. He married Sarah H. Hackett on April 22, 1874, with whom he had five children.
He enlisted in the army in March 1864 and fought in the Civil War.: 237 He was captured in July 1864 in Charleston, South Carolina and served three months in the Andersonville Prison, and five in the Florence Stockade, from which he escaped but was recaptured.: 324 He was honorably discharged June 30, 1865 at Camp Parole, Annapolis.
In 1877 he served as captain of the Citizens' Corps during the Scranton General Strike, and went on to serve as Colonel when the Corps was reorganized into the Thirteenth Regiment, Third Brigade, Pennsylvania National Guard.
He was elected as the first treasurer of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania in 1879, and as mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1886.: 324 He was later appointed commissary general, and then adjutant general of the Pennsylvania National Guard. In 1901 he was appointed as Scranton postmaster, and reappointed in 1901, and 1909.
Ripple died November 19, 1909.
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