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.


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

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

This page is dedicated to my Uncle Leslie "Morgan" Ruddick 

  LM Ruddick

a Veteran of WWII and a Master Aviator

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

11 Mar 1922 - 16 February 2013

Last of the Greatest Generation in our family

Rest in Peace Uncle


My Parents


Velma Mae Ruddick       Robert Lewis Ruddick
1922 - 1963                     1920 - 2008

Lewis M. Ruddick


          Antonia I. Ruddick                 Lewis M. Ruddick            

Ruddick Genealogy

Alexander Genealogy

Our College Softball Hero

Our Family

Our Pets