Diller Genealogy - Page 61
The following data is extracted from The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt .
partner of Dr. W. S. Wallace in the drug business, and also postmaster, their clerk, Charles S. Corneau persuaded him to join with him in purchasing the store, and taught him the drug business. He was called the "Veteran Druggist. Abraham Lincoln was a customer; and his recollections were used by Miss Ida M. Tarbee, under the of "Billy Brown", in "He Knew Lincoln," "In Lincoln's Chair," and "In 1858." During the Great Revival of 1866, with his entire family he was converted, and until his death in 1905 had an active part in the religious life of Springfield. He was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church and a Commissioner to the General Assembly in Baltimore, and again at Saratoga Springs. In 1850 he married a Quaker lady, Esther Coates Ridgway, and they were the parents of two daughters and one son: Emma (1852-1932), Essie (1861-1911), and Isaac Roland (1854). Emma married David B. Ayers, of Jacksonville, in 1874, a farmer and stock man. They had two sons, Marshall Roland and Horace Diller.
Marshall married Clara Gassler; and they had two children: Gladys, and David B., who died when about two years old. Gladys married William Waith, Jr., whose father had large cooper interests in Montana, at Butte, and in Mexico. They have two children, Jane and William, Jr., and live in Mexico. Horace married Maude D(?), and they have the following children: Alice Atlanta, Frances Eleanor, Virginia May, and Esther Ridgway, and Horace Diller, Jr. They live in Butte, Montana. Isaac R. Diller was born July 14, 1854, and "born again" April 3, 1866. He followed the drug business and graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in the Centennial Class of 1876. June 30, 1880, he married Addie May Hughes (1856-1933). They had a son, William Hughes Diller, who married Corinne Payne (1891-1920). They were blessed with three children, William Hughes, Jr., 1916, Corinne Payne, 1917, and Jane Louise, 1919. William Hughes graduated from Yale University in the class of 1906, and from Harvard Law School in the Class of 1910.
On account of the large land holding of the family, Hughes devotes his entire attention to the farm management. The second daughter, Essei, married Walter Ryan, a most capable physician and surgeon, who accumulated quite a large fortune. they were parents of two sons, Charles Diller, who followed the profession of his father and grandfather, Charles Ryan, and is a leading psychiatrist in New York City. Walter Ridgway lives on a ranch in Colorado, and is married and has three children, a daughter, and two sons.
Annie Elizabeth Diller, was born in Downingtown, Pa., in 1828, and died in 1920. While visiting her sister in Springfield, she met and married in 1852 Augustus E. Ayers, of a prominent Jacksonville family, and with his brother, Marshall P. Ayers, leading bankers, and founders of the Ayers National Bank.
Source: The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt