Ona Louise Riddle

2 April 1871–7 February 1947 (Age 75)
Gilmer, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Ona Louise

When Ona Louise Riddle was born on 2 April 1871, in Gilmer, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States, her father, James Richard Riddle, was 29 and her mother, Mary Jane Van Devender, was 25. She married Melvin L McHenry on 17 April 1892, in Gilmer, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Troy, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Franklin Township, Jackson, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. She died on 7 February 1947, in Madison Township, Jackson, Ohio, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Jackson, Ohio, United States.

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Melvin L McHenry
Ona Louise Riddle
Marriage: 17 April 1892
Bessie McHenry
Ranty F. McHenry
Ralph McHenry

Spouse and Children

    Melvin L McHenry



17 April 1892
Gilmer, West Virginia, United States


    Bessie McHenry


    Ranty F. McHenry


    Ralph McHenry


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English:1. habitational name from Ryedale in North Yorkshire, being the valley of the river Rye (a name of Celtic origin). 2. variant of Riddell .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ona L Dearing in household of Thomas J Dearing, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Onie Dearing in household of Thomas J Dearing, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ona L Dearing in household of Thomas J Dearing, "United States Census, 1920"

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