When Corolous Vorus Riddle was born on 24 January 1851, in Holmes, Ohio, United States, his father, Mathew Ball Riddle, was 39 and his mother, Eleanor Jane Underhill, was 38. He married Olive Laura Draper on 22 October 1877, in Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in St. Clair Township, Monona, Iowa, United States in 1885 and Woodbury, Iowa, United States in 1895. He died on 29 December 1911, in Little Sioux Township, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Rodney, Monona, Iowa, United States.
habitational name probably chiefly from Ryedale, a river valley in North Yorkshire. The placename derives from the river name Rye (of uncertain etymology) + Old Norse dalr ‘valley’. There are, however, other places called Rydale (in Westmorland for example) which could have given rise to hereditary surnames.
of Norman origin, from an Old French personal name Ridel, perhaps a pet form of ancient Germanic names such as Ridbald and Ridhari(us).