John Thomas Riddle

1839–26 November 1903 (Age 64)
Hickman, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of John Thomas

When John Thomas Riddle was born in 1839, in Hickman, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Thomas Riddle, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Wilson Stewart, was 36. He married Orinda Jane Mansur. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Escalante, Iron, Utah, United States in 1880 and Ravalli, Montana, United States in 1900. He died on 26 November 1903, in Woodside, Ravalli, Montana, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Corvallis Cemetery, Corvallis, Ravalli, Montana, United States.

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John Thomas Riddle
Orinda Jane Mansur
Martha Evelyn Riddle

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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 9
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 18
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    Name Meaning

    English: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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    Sources (13)

    • Thomas Riddle in household of Orinda Miller, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Thomas J. Riddle in entry for Luther Thrower and Martha E. Riddle, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • John T Riddle in household of Joseph Riddle, "United States Census, 1870"

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