Ruddick's Family Site

Lewis M. Ruddick
1836 - 1910
A Mendocino County, California pioneer

Father of a large pioneer Ukiah, California, family.  Made two trips to California.  The first was via the Isthmus of Panama and the second was overland by wagon.  Too young to leave for the California gold fields in 1849 he had to bide his time until the middle 1850's.  After trying his hand for a time in the Sierra gold fields of Calaveras/Amador Counties he came to the Ukiah Valley and in 1857 homesteaded a piece of property located on the east side of the Russian River southeast of the current City of Ukiah on what is now identified as Cunningham-Ruddick Rd.  His ranch became the stopping over point for the Ruddicks who moved west from Indiana to northern California, Oregon and Washington.  This ranch has remained in the Ruddick family continuously since its founding.  Through research and yDNA testing I have been able to trace our original Ruddock immigrant back to The Diamond, Grange Lower, County Armagh, Northern Ireland.


Vernon E. Ruddick                  Ethel S. Ruddick
1893 - 1960                                1891 - 1955

My Ruddick Grandfather's WWI Aircraft


Ethel V.  &  William W. Alexander
1898 - 1976                    1896 - 2000

My WWII Aviator Uncles


Leslie Morgan Ruddick

a Master Aviator

Flew EVERYTHING the U.S. Army Air Corp had to offer

11 Mar 1922 - 16 February 2013 

1st Lt. Harry Noel Alexander

Decorated WWII B-17 and B-24 Pilot & Co-Pilot

Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart

May 21, 1920 - November 26, 1944

Died when shot down in his B-24 over Altwarmbüchen, Germany



Velma Mae (Alexander) Ruddick       Robert Lewis Ruddick
1922 - 1963                               1920 - 2008

Lewis M. Ruddick

My wife

          Antonia (Isquierdo) Ruddick           Lewis McNair Ruddick            

Her Father

Julian Moreno Izquierdo
Jan 9, 1927 - May 14, 2014

Patriarch of the Patterson Izquierdo Family

Ruddick Genealogy

Alexander Genealogy

Isquierdo Genealogy

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