Viola Biddle

8 February 1916–21 January 2010 (Age 94)
Elkhart, Indiana, United States

The Life of Viola

When Viola Biddle was born on 8 February 1916, in Elkhart, Indiana, United States, her father, James Harry Biddle, was 26 and her mother, Ada Belle Bumgardner, was 22. She married Ora Ovid Gressley on 26 June 1937, in Huntington, Indiana, United States. She lived in South Whitley, Whitley, Indiana, United States in 1940 and Huntington, Indiana, United States in 2010. She died on 21 January 2010, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Gardens Of Memory, Huntington, Huntington, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ora Ovid Gressley
Viola Biddle
Marriage: 26 June 1937

Spouse and Children

26 June 1937
Huntington, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Doris Ellen Biddle



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Beadle .2 Americanized spelling of German Bittel or its variant Büttel.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Viola Gressley in household of Ora Gressley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Viola Biddle in household of James Biddle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Viola Biddle in entry for Mr Ora O Gressley, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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