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John Riddle

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: North Jackson, Mahoning County, Ohio, United States
Death: May 23, 1904 (81)
New Bedford, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: New Bedford, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of David Riddle and Elizabeth Riddle
Brother of Ann Riddle; Deliba Riddle and Rebecca Calhoun

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About John Riddle

Photo: Mary Denzinger at Find A Grave

Wife Mary Dickson Riddle:

Wife Emma (Davidson) Davidson Riddle:

JOHN RIDDLE, formerly one of the most highly esteemed residents of New Bedford, a survivor of the great Civil War and a practical farmer through the larger part of his life, was born in Mahoning County, Ohio, in 1822, and died at New Bedford, May 23, 1904.

The late John Riddle grew to manhood on a farm and he chose an agricultural life, following farming and stockraising first for many years in Coitsville Township, Mahoning County, and later near New Bedford, in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. In 1893 he established his permanent home at New Bedford and there he became well known and esteemed. In looking over the record of his life, the pages show that he was a man of industry, of loyal devotion to the flag of his country, that he was kind and loving in his family, was charitable to those in poverty and trouble, was helpful to his neighbors and supported the school and church. The memory of a man of this character deserves to be preserved.

Mr. Riddle was married (first) to Mary Dickson, of Coitsville Township, Mahoning County, Ohio, and in 1892 was married (second) to Mrs. Emma Davidson, who was then the widow of John M. Davidson, formerly of Pulaski Township, Lawrence County. Mrs. Riddle was born in Coitsville Township, Mahoning County, Ohio, May 24, 1836. Her parents were Samuel and Mary (Gray) Davidson, who moved from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, to Mahoning County, in 1833, and spent the remainder of their lives in Coitsville Township. Mrs. Riddle has one surviving brother and one sister: James H. Davidson, who resides at Poland, Ohio, and Mrs. Mary J. Shaw, who is the widow of George Shaw, late of Grove City, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Riddle is a much esteemed resident of New Bedford, a member of its quiet social circles and very actively interested in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church of which her late husband was also a member. In his views on public questions, the late John Riddle was very careful and did not identify himself with any particular party outside of the Prohibition movement with which he was in full sympathy.

Lawrence County, Pa. Biographies

1850 US Census, Subdivision 95, Jackson, Mahoning, Ohio, United States, August 24

David Riddle M 62 Pennsylvania farmer

Elizabeth Riddle F 50 Pennsylvania

Ann Riddle F 25 Ohio

John Riddle M 23 Ohio [note: FamilySearch indexed as age 25--image reads 23]

Deliba Riddle F 21 Ohio

New Castle Weekly Herald,: New Castle, Pennsylvania

Wednesday, May 25, 1904, Page 5

John Riddle, who has been sick for several weeks, died Monday evening. He was 77 years of age and was a life long member of the Presbyterian church ,and was a soldier for a short time in an Ohio regiment. He leaves a wife and many friends to mourn his loss. Services Wednesday at 10 a. m., by Rev. Springer. Interment in Bedford Cemetery.

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John Riddle's Timeline

North Jackson, Mahoning County, Ohio, United States
May 23, 1904
Age 81
New Bedford, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States
New Bedford, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States