Frederick W. Whitridge

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Whitridge circa 1914

Frederick Wallingford Whitridge (August 8, 1852 – December 30, 1916) was President of the Third Avenue Railway Company.[1]


He was born on August 8, 1852 in New Bedford, Massachusetts to John C. Whitridge. He married the daughter of Matthew Arnold.[2] He died on December 30, 1916, three days after his appendix operation.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Whitridge's Return Halts Wage Debate. Maher Postpones Conference with Union Men as Third Avenue President Arrives. Silent About Car Strikes. His Coming from England Revives Rumors of Changes in Management of Company". New York Times. August 29, 1916. Retrieved 2011-03-12. Frederick W. Whitridge, President of the Third Avenue Railway Company, who was blamed by the Public Service Commission for the street car strikes that spread recently from Westchester County to Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, returned from Scotland on the American liner New York yesterday in response to urgent messages from the directors of his company. 
  2. ^ "Mrs. F. Whitridge, Kin Of Poet, Dead. Daughter of Matthew Arnold Succumbs to Pneumonia Here at Age of 75. Widow Of Railway Head. Her Husband Rehabilitated and Became President of the Third Avenue System". New York Times. March 1, 1934. Retrieved 2011-03-12. Mrs. Frederick Wallingford Whitridge, daughter of Matthew Arnold, the English poet, died yesterday morning of pneumonia at her home, 39 East Seventy-ninth ... 
  3. ^ "Frederick W. Whitridge, Railway Head Dies. President of Third Avenue Co. Succumbs Three Days After Appendicitis Operation. Gained Fame As Receiver. Fought Service Commission and Unions and Made Line Pay. Vied with Gaynor as Letter Writer.". New York Times. December 31, 1916. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  4. ^ "F. W. Whitridge's Funeral Today". New York Times. January 2, 1917. Retrieved 2011-03-12. The funeral of Frederick W. Whitridge, President of the Third Avenue Railroad Company, who died on Saturday will take place at 9:30 o clock this ...