Corolous Vorus Riddle

Male24 January 1851–29 December 1911

Brief Life History of Corolous Vorus

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.

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Family Time Line

Corolous Vorus Riddle
Olive Laura Draper
Marriage: 22 October 1877
Elizabeth Riddle
Samuel Riddle
Nellie Jane Riddle
Stillborn Riddle
Zora B Riddle
Homer James Riddle
Ingersol J Riddle
Eva Riddle
Mary Frances Riddle
Max Riddle
Frank Riddle
Mabel Mione Riddle
James Riddle

Sources (40)

  • C W Riddle, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Corrolous Or Corrolus Riddle, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Carolus Riddle, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 October 1877Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 9

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


    Age 12

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 16

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning


    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).

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

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