Malcolm Hugh Maitland1

M, #18621, b. 24 May 1898
Father*George William Maitland2,1 b. 17 Sep 1858, d. 1 Apr 1926
Mother*Margaret Sophia Becker2,1 b. 4 Jul 1864
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited21 Jun 2018
     Malcolm was born on 24 May 1898 in Brighton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, CanadaG.2,1,3,4 Malcolm married Elizabeth Stanbury Locke on 31 July 1926 in Campbellford, Northumberland County, Ontario, CanadaG.3
     He also went by the name of Hugh.4

Census Data

     Malcolm H Maitlan appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Brighton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario in the household of his parents, George W Maitlan and Maggie S Maitlan.2
     Hugh Maitland appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Brighton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario in the household of his parents, George Maitland and Maggie Maitland.4

Family

Elizabeth Stanbury Locke b. c 1896

Citations

  1. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Malcolm Hugh Maitland. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [S2496] George Maitlan household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Brighton, Northumberland East, Ontario; Page: 8; Family: 90, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  3. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch prvide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Malcolm Hugh Maitland & Elizabeth Stanbury Locke.
  4. [S3598] George Maitland household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Brighton, Northumberland East, Ontario; Page: 7; Family 82, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).

Clara M Labrash1

F, #18622, b. 16 December 1885
Father*John Labrash b. c 1854, d. b 31 Mar 1901
Mother*Lucinda A French1 b. 24 Mar 1850
Last Edited20 Jan 2010
     Clara was born on 16 December 1885 in Ontario, CanadaG.1

Census Data

     Clara appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Ferrie Twp., Parry Sound District, Ontario, in the household of Lucinda A French.1

Citations

  1. [S2727] Lucy Labrash household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Schedule 1, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) T-6493, ON MUSKOKA & PARRY SOUND (#91) Subdistrict: Ferrie N Page 1.

James Labrash1

M, #18623, b. 22 September 1883
Father*John Labrash b. c 1854, d. b 31 Mar 1901
Mother*Lucinda A French1 b. 24 Mar 1850
Last Edited20 Jan 2010
     James was born on 22 September 1883 in Ontario, CanadaG.1
     He was listed as a witness to the marriage of Hannah Martha Labrash and Newman Vine Ashdown on 16 February 1898 in Ryerson Twp., Muskoka District, Ontario, CanadaG; according to Ontario Marriage Registration 011563. He was Baptist and she was Roman Catholic.2,3,4,5

Census Data

     James appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Ferrie Twp., Parry Sound District, Ontario, in the household of Lucinda A French.1

Citations

  1. [S2727] Lucy Labrash household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Schedule 1, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) T-6493, ON MUSKOKA & PARRY SOUND (#91) Subdistrict: Ferrie N Page 1.
  2. [S429] Marriages 1898 - 1899 Part 3, online unknown url, #011562-98. Hereinafter cited as Marriages 1898 - 1899 Part 3.
  3. [S262] Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), online Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), Newman Vine Ashdown & Hannah Martha Labrash. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Research Library.
  4. [S2721] Vine Ashdown household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Townships 24 to 36, Saskatoon (rural census district), Saskatchewan; Page 10; Family: 101, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), Year's of birth are difficult to read, and I will not consider them reliable.
  5. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch prvide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Newman Vine Ashdown & Hannah Martha Labrash.

Arthur Labrash1

M, #18624, b. 3 July 1889
Father*John Labrash b. c 1854, d. b 31 Mar 1901
Mother*Lucinda A French1 b. 24 Mar 1850
Last Edited20 Jan 2010
     Arthur was born on 3 July 1889 in Ontario, CanadaG.1

Census Data

     Arthur appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Ferrie Twp., Parry Sound District, Ontario, in the household of Lucinda A French.1

Citations

  1. [S2727] Lucy Labrash household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Schedule 1, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) T-6493, ON MUSKOKA & PARRY SOUND (#91) Subdistrict: Ferrie N Page 1.

William Crawford1,2

M, #18625, b. circa 1850, d. 18 June 1879
Last Edited8 Dec 2016
     William was born circa 1850 in IrelandG.3 William married Lucinda A French before 1876, assumed by surname of daughters in 1881 census.4 He died on 18 June 1879 in Muskoka and Parry Sound District, Ontario, CanadaG, accidentally drowned.3

Family

Lucinda A French b. 24 Mar 1850
Children

Citations

  1. [S192] Rick Moffat, Assumption, Assume Lucy French was married to a Crawford before 1877, based upon her two daughters in the 1881 census, and her name on her second marriage registration.
  2. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch prvide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Franklin Ashdown & Margaret Lucy Louise Crawford.
  3. [S1442] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name: William Crawford.
  4. [S16] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1881 Canadian Census, LDS CD, Transcriptions., CD-ROM (Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2001), Canadian Census for 1881. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Cdn Census CD.
  5. [S192] Rick Moffat, Assumption.

Charlotte Crawford1

F, #18626, b. circa 1877
Father*William Crawford2 b. c 1850, d. 18 Jun 1879
Mother*Lucinda A French1 b. 24 Mar 1850
Step-fatherJohn Labrash2,1 b. c 1854, d. b 31 Mar 1901
Last Edited11 Mar 2017
     Charlotte was born circa 1877 in Ontario, CanadaG.1

Census Data

     Charlotte Crawford appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Muskoka District, Ontario in the household of her parents, John Labrash and Lucy Labrash.1

Citations

  1. [S7452] John Labrash household, April 4, 1881 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Hardy & McConkey & Mills & Wilson & Ferrie & McKenzie, Muskoka District, Ontario; Page: 46; Family No: 238, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C-13244.
  2. [S192] Rick Moffat, Assumption.

John Labrash1

M, #18627, b. 4 March 1888
Father*John Labrash b. c 1854, d. b 31 Mar 1901
Mother*Lucinda A French b. 24 Mar 1850
Last Edited20 Jan 2010
     John was born on 4 March 1888 in Ontario, CanadaG.1

Census Data

     John appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Ryerson Twp., Muskoka District, Ontario, in the household of Frank Ashdown and Margaret Ashdown.1

Citations

  1. [S2728] Frank Ashdown household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ryerson, Muskoka & Parry Sound, Ontario; Page: 3; Family:29, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6493.

Menta Kenny1,2

F, #18628, b. circa 1870
Father*Thomas Kenny1
Mother*Mary Day1
Last Edited19 Jan 2012
     Menta was born circa 1870 in Brighton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, CanadaG, according to her marriage registration.1 Menta was born on 1 July 1875 in Ontario, CanadaG.3 Menta married Henry Isaac Matthews on 11 September 1897 in Brighton, Northumberland County, Ontario, CanadaG, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 010331.2,3,1
     Her name was also recorded as Araminta.2,3

Census Data

     Menta appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Haldimand Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, in the household of W G Mathews and Flora Mathews.3

Family

Henry Isaac Matthews b. 10 May 1874
Child

Citations

  1. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch prvide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Henry Isaac Matthews & Menta Kenny.
  2. [S262] Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), online Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), Henry Isaac Matthews and Menta Kenny. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Research Library.
  3. [S2495] W G Mathews household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Haldimand, Northumberland West, Ontario; Page: 5; Family: 59, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6464.
  4. [S1444] "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936", online Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935: Name: Phillip Mathews.

Mary Riddell1,2,3,4,5

F, #18629, b. 28 August 1840, d. 21 February 1937
Father*Walter Riddell6,1,2,3,4 b. 10 Feb 1814, d. 22 Feb 1904
Mother*Mary Ann Herbert Renwick6,1,2,3,4 b. 28 Oct 1818, d. 1 Sep 1906
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited22 Feb 2018
     Mary was born on 28 August 1840 in Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Upper Canada, British North AmericaG.7,1,2,3,4 Alternatively, she was born circa 1842 in Canada West, United Province of CanadaG.5 Mary married Thompson Ballagh on 11 February 1869 in Baltimore, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, CanadaG.8,6,9,4,5 The informant on her death registration was her daughter, E Ballagh.6 She died on 21 February 1937 in Cobourg, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, CanadaG, at age 96 according to Ontario Death Registration 026625.7,6 Mary Riddell was buried on 23 February 1937 in Cobourg, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, CanadaG.6

     In the obituary of Francis W Riddell who died 22 November 1916, Francis's sister, Mrs. Will Ballagh was listed as a survivor.10,11

Census Data

     Mary Riddell appeared on the 1861 Canadian Census of Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Canada West in the household of her parents, Walter Riddell and Mary Riddell.2

Mary Ballagh and Thompson Ballagh appeared on the 1871 Canadian Census of Port Hope, Durham County, Ontario, enumerated 4 April 1871, enumerated as a "backer & c" so probably a baker and confectioner. Their daughter Sarah was listed as living with them. His brother, Alexander Ballagh was included in the household as well as a 10 year old servant and another baker.5
     Mary Ballagh appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario in the household of her parents, Walter Riddell and Mary Riddell, listed as a widow.4 She appeared on the 1891 Canadian Census Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario in the household of her parents, Walter Riddle and Mary Riddle as well as her children, an unknown person.3
     Mary Ballagh appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Cobourg, Northumberland County, Ontario in the household of her parents, Walter Riddell and Mary Riddell.1
     Mary B? Ballagh appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Cobourg, Northumberland County, Ontario, enumerated 5 June 1911. Mary was enumerated as a nurse (public). Her children Mary E were listed as living with her.12
     Mary Ballagh appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of Cobourg, Northumberland County, Ontario, enumerated 6 June 1921. Mary was enumerated as a widow, living with her younger sister Isabella Riddle.13

Family

Thompson Ballagh b. c 1842, d. b 4 Apr 1881
Marriage*Mary married Thompson Ballagh on 11 February 1869 in Baltimore, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, CanadaG.8,6,9,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2730] Walter Riddell household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Cobourg (Town), Northumberland, Ontario; Page: 3; Family: 29, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6464.
  2. [S3661] Walter Riddell household, January 14, 1861 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Hamilton, Northumberland, Canada West; Page 92, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C-1055-1056.
  3. [S3662] Walter Riddell household, Apr 6, 1891 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Hamilton, Northumberland, Ontario; Family No: 10, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6357.
  4. [S6093] Walter Riddell household, April 4, 1881 Canada census, Provo, Utah, USA, Hamilton, Northumberland West, Ontario; Page: 31; Family No: 143, Ancestry.com Roll: C_13240.
  5. [S7814] Thompson Ballagh household, April 2, 1871 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Port Hope, East Durham, Ontario; Page: 6 Family No.: 24, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C-9979.
  6. [S1442] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name: Mary Ballagh
    [Mary Riddell].
  7. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Descendents of Walter Riddell per Donna Renwick," e-mail message from confidential (unknown address) to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, Mary Riddle b: 1840 in Hamilton Twp., Ontario, Canada Residence: Cobourg, Hamilton Twp., Ontario, Canada d: 1936. Hereinafter cited as "Desc W Riddell."
  8. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Desc W Riddell," e-mail to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005.
  9. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Mary Esther Ballagh. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  10. [S3893] Death of Francis Riddell, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, Nov 29, 1916, Page 1, column 2 viewed at http://www.library.illinois.edu/,, Death of Francis Riddell. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  11. [S6406] Fell Over Dead, Sterling Standard, Sterling, IL, Nov 25, 1916, Page 1, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Francis Riddell, Father of Mrs. C. E. Sagle, Stricken At Home in DeKalb;Note that this is a very poor image and there is some interpretation required. Hereinafter cited as Sterling Standard.
  12. [S3504] Mary Ballagh household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Cobourg, Northumberland West, Ontario; Page 9; Family 111, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), note that her middle initial appears to be a B.
  13. [S7813] Mary Ballagh household, June 6, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Cobourg (town), Northumberland, Ontario; Page: 6; Family: 66, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  14. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Sarah Isabella Ballagh.
  15. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: James Herbert Ballagh.
  16. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Walter Alexander Ballagh.
  17. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Mary Jane Ballagh.

Francis W Riddell1,2,3,4

M, #18630, b. 12 January 1839, d. 22 November 1916
Father*Walter Riddell1,2,4 b. 10 Feb 1814, d. 22 Feb 1904
Mother*Mary Ann Herbert Renwick1,2,4 b. 28 Oct 1818, d. 1 Sep 1906
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     Francis was born on 12 January 1839 in Cobourg, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, CanadaG.1,5,6,4,7 Alternatively, he was born circa 1837 in Cobourg, Upper Canada, British North AmericaG, if his age at death was correct.8 Francis married Georgina Thompson on 26 January 1863 in Grafton, Northumberland and Durham Counties, Canada West, United Province of CanadaG.1,2,5,6,8,9 Francis married Georgia Howard circa 1905.7 He died on 22 November 1916 in DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois, USAG, at age 77.8,7
     The following information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Walter H Riddell, David H Riddell, Wallace D Riddell, Mrs. C. E. Sagle, Mrs. J. J. Helming, Frank W Riddell, Walter Riddle, Will Riddell, Robert Riddell, Isabelle Riddell, Mrs. James Davidson, Mrs. Will Ballagh and Georgia Howard.8,7 Francis W Riddell was buried on 24 November 1916.8

     He and Georgina Thompson immigrated in 1865 to DeKalb County, Illinois, USAG, from Bruce County, Canada West.9 Francis Riddell was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Jessie Riddell who died 16 February 1897, Jessie's father.10
     In the obituary of Georgia Thompson who died 29 May 1902, Georgia's husband, Francis Riddell was listed as a survivor.9
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Daily Chronicle published in DeKalb, Illinois 24 November 1916:
DeKalb Man Dropped Dead
Francis Riddel (sic) Long Time Resident of DeKalb Dropped Dead Last Night
Shock to the Family
Death of Aged Man was a Great Shock to the Family and Also the Numerous Friends in the city

Francis Riddell, agent for the Wells Fargo Express company here, long time resident of DeKalb, and highly esteemed by all who knew him, dropped dead last evening at his home on Haish avenue, about six o'clock.

Mr. Riddell went to his home after completing his work for the day, washed up for supper and was about to use the towel, when he fell over, and when Mrs. Riddell reached his side, he was dead.

The coroner was notified as was the Chief of Police, who is a son, and Coroner's Physician R. A. Wright answered the call, and after a short examination rendered a verdict that the man came to his death by a stroke of apoplexy.

Francis Riddell was born on January 12, 1839 at Cobourg, Canada, and there grew to manhood, being reared on a farm. January 22, 1863, Mr. Riddell was united in marriage at Coburg (sic), Canada. To this union there were born four sons and four daughters. Two of the daughters have preceded their father to the better land. In the spring of 1865 Mr. Riddell and family moved to Illinois, settling first just inside DeKalb county, on a farm near Maple Park. Shortly after this in December, 1883, the family again moved, this time coming to DeKalb to live, where Mr. Riddell took employment with what is now the American Steel & Wire Company.

Mrs. Riddell passed away May 29, 1902 after a short illness. Mr. Riddell was again married about nine years ago to Miss Georgia Howard, and since that time the family home has been maintained on Haish avenue.

Mr. Riddell was among the first DeKalb people to be benefitted by the America (sic) Steel & Wire pension plan and after being placed on the pension list, operated a store for a time and also acted as agent for the Wells Fargo company.

He soon discontinued the store, however, but held the office of express agent and for the past three years has been located in the office of Corey & Evans on North Seventh street.

Yesterday Mr. Riddell was thought to be feeling fine, and even remarked to Mrs. Riddell last evening that he was feeling better than he had in (continued on page 5)
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some time past. A few minutes later, and the soul had flitted away.

There are left to mourn the death of this well known man, his wife, three brothers, Walter of Winnipeg, Canada, Will of Toronto, and Robert of Calgary; four sisters Miss Isabelle of Cobourg, Canada, Mrs. James Davidson and Mrs. Will (sic) Ballagh also of Cobourg, and another sister at Crystal City. There are four sons and two daughters
by the first marriage also left. Walter H., David H., Frank W., Wallace D., all but Frank who is chief of the DeKalb police department, living in Chicago. Two daughters are, Mrs. C. E. Sagel, of Sterling, and Mrs. J. J. Helming, of Chicago; two daughters having passed away some few years ago.

The deceased had been a member of the Congregational church for many years past affiliating with that denomination in 1867, and has always taken a deep interest in the church work. As one man was heard to say, "If there was ever a good man in DeKalb, and one ready to answer death's call, It was Francis Riddell."

The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock from the Congregational church; the services being in charge of Rev. R. C. Swisher. For friends who wish to take their farewell at the residence, the remains can be viewed at the home between the hours of 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

All DeKalb certainly regrets the passing of this grand old man and extend to the sorrowing wife, children and brothers and sisters, many words of condolence in this their darkest hour of sorrow.11



     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Sterling Standard published in Sterling, Illinois 25 November 1916:
[Note that this is a very poor image and there is some interpretation required]
Fell Over Dead
Francis Riddell, Father of Mrs. C. E. Sagle, Stricken At Home in DeKalb
Funeral Was Held Today
The Deceased Had Acted As Agent For Wells Fargo Express Co. Some Time

Francis Riddell, father of Mrs. Charles E. Sagle of Sterling, and who was agent for the Wells Fargo Express company in DeKalb, dropped dead at his home on Haish avenue, Thursday evening about 6 o'clock. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Congregational church in DeKalb, Rev. R. C. Swisher, officiating. Friends viewed the remains at the residence between the hours of 9:30 and 11:30 this morning.

Mr. Riddell went to his home after completing his work for the day, washed up for supper and was about to use the towel, when he fell over, and when Mrs. Riddell reached his side he was dead.

The coroner was notified as was yes the Chief of Police, who is a son, and Coroner's Physician R. A, Wright answered the call, and after a short examination rendered a verdict that the man came to his death by a stroke of apoplexy.

Francis Riddell was born on January 12, 1839 at Cobourg, Canada, and there grew to manhood, being reared on a farm. January 22, 1863, Mr. Riddell was united in marriage at Coburg (sic), Canada. To this union there were born four sons and four daughters. Two of the daughters have preceded their father to the better land. In the spring of 1865, Mr. Riddell and family moved to Illinois, settling first just inside DeKalb county, on a farm near Maple Park. Shortly after this in December, 1883, the family again moved, this time to DeKalb, to live, where Mr. Riddell took employment with what is now the American Street & Wire company.

Mrs. Riddell passed away May 29th, 1902 after a short illness. Mr. Riddell was again married about nine years ago to Miss Georgia Howard, and since that time the family home has been maintained on Haish avenue.

Mr. Riddell was among the first of DeKalb people ot be benefitted by the American Steel & Wire pension plan list, operated a store for a time and also acted as agent for the Wells Fargo Express company.

He soon discontinued the store, however, but held the office of express agent and for the past three years has been located in the office of Covey & Evans on North Seventh street.

Thursday Mr. Riddell was thought to be feeling fine, and even remarked to Mrs. Riddell that evening that he was feeling better than he had in some time past. A few minutes later, and the soul had flitted away.

There are left to mourn the death of this well known man, his wife, three brothers, Walter of Winnipeg, Canada, Will of Toronto and Robert of Calgary; four sisters, Miss Isabelle, of Cobourg, Canada, Mrs. James Davidson and Mrs. Will (sic) Ballagh also of Cobourg, and another sister at Crystal City. There are four sons and two daughters by the first marriage also left. Walter H., David H., Frank W., Wallace D., all but Frank who is chief of the DeKalb police department, living in Chicago. Two daughters are, Mrs. C. E. Sagel, of Sterling, and Mrs. J. J. Helming, of Chicago; two daughters having passed away some few years ago.

The deceased had been a member of the Congregational church for many years past affiliating with that denomination in 1887, and has always taken a deep interest in the church work. As one man was heard to say, "If there was ever a good man in DeKalb, and one ready to answer death's call, It was Francis Riddell."

All DeKalb certainly regrets the passing of this grand old man and extend to the sorrowing wife, children and brothers and sisters, many words of condolence in this their darkest hour of sorrow.7



     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the True Republican published in Sycamore, Illinois 29 November 1916:
Former Resident Of Sycamore, Father Of Large Family, Dropped Dead Of Apoplexy At His Home In DeKalb On Thursday Evening

Francis Riddell, a former resident of Sycamore, and-father of a large family, died suddenly from a stroke of appoplexy (sic) at his home in DeKalb on Thursday evening. He had just returned home from work as Wells Fargo Express agent, and was preparing for supper, when he fell over dead.

Mr. Riddell was born 79 years ago, at Cobourg, Canada, and grew to manhood on a farm there. He was there married in 1863. The family removed in 1865 to DeKalb county, and the father was engaged in farming in Cortland township for over 15 years until their removal to Sycamore. ln 1883 they became residents of DeKalb where Mr. Riddell was employed as engineer for what is now the American Steel & Wire Co., with which company lie continued until lie was retired on a pension a few years ago* He had since been engaged as a merchant and later as agent for the express company. His first wife died in 1892 (sic). They were the parents of four sons and four daughters, all of remarkably fine physique and a credit to their parents, of whom there are surviving:

Walter H., David H., and Wallace D. all of Chicago; Frank who is chief of the DeKalb police department; and two daughters Mrs. C. E. Sagle of Sterling and Mrs. J. J. Helming of Chicago.

Mr. Riddell affiliated with the Congregational church in 1867, arid had been deeply Interested and active in that church ever since. He was a good man in every sense.

The funeral services were held at 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon at the Congregational church in DeKalb.8


Francis Riddell was listed as predeceased in the obituary of David Herbert Riddell who died 6 February 1923, David's father.12,13

External link for Francis W Riddell on his WeRelate Wiki Person Page.14

Census Data

     Francis Riddell appeared on the 1861 Canadian Census of Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Canada West in the household of his parents, Walter Riddell and Mary Riddell, listed as a laborer.4

Francis Riddell and Georgine Riddell appeared on the 1880 U.S. Federal Census of Cortland Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois, enumerated 10 June 1880, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Walter, David, Anna, Francis, Minie and Allice were listed as living with them.5

Francis Riddell and Georgina Riddell appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of DeKalb, DeKalb Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois, enumerated 14 June 1900, enumerated as a Stationary Engineer. Their children Walter, Frank, Minnie and Wallace were listed as living with them. As was Janet Riddell, their granddaughter. I assume that Walter, listed as a widower, was her father. Francis and Georgina had been married 37 years. They entered the US in 1864. She had had 8 children, with 6 surviving at the time of this census.6

Family 1

Georgina Thompson b. 31 Oct 1841, d. 29 May 1902
Marriage*Francis married Georgina Thompson on 26 January 1863 in Grafton, Northumberland and Durham Counties, Canada West, United Province of CanadaG.1,2,5,6,8,9 
Children

Family 2

Georgia Howard
Marriage*Francis married Georgia Howard circa 1905.7 

Citations

  1. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Descendents of Walter Riddell per Donna Renwick," e-mail message from confidential (unknown address) to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, Frank (Francis) Riddle b: 1838 in Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Residence: 1880 Courtland, DeKalb Co., Illinois d: in probably DeKalb Co., Illinois. Hereinafter cited as "Desc W Riddell."
  2. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch prvide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Francis Riddell & Georgia Thompson.
  3. [S3491] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 , Ancestry.com, Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; ""Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original records."; cited as "IL Deaths & Stillbirths., Name: Frank W. Riddell.
  4. [S3661] Walter Riddell household, January 14, 1861 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Hamilton, Northumberland, Canada West; Page 92, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C-1055-1056.
  5. [S3650] Francis Riddell household, June 10, 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Cortland, De Kalb, Illinois; Page: 31A; Enumeration District: 027, Ancestry.com Roll: 202; Family History Film: 1254202; Image: 0305.
  6. [S3651] Francis Riddell household, June 14, 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, De Kalb, De Kalb, Illinois; Page: 25A; Enumeration District: 5., Ancestry.com Roll: T623_296.
  7. [S6406] Fell Over Dead, Sterling Standard, Sterling, IL, Nov 25, 1916, Page 1, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Francis Riddell, Father of Mrs. C. E. Sagle, Stricken At Home in DeKalb;Note that this is a very poor image and there is some interpretation required. Hereinafter cited as Sterling Standard.
  8. [S3893] Death of Francis Riddell, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, Nov 29, 1916, Page 1, column 2 viewed at http://www.library.illinois.edu/,, Death of Francis Riddell. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  9. [S6407] Devoted Mother Called, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, May 31, 1902, Page 4, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mrs. Francis (Georgina) Riddell. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  10. [S6404] Jessie Riddell passed away last night., The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Feb 17, 1897, Page 1, Column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, The Daily Chronicle; (De Kalb, Illinois); 17 Feb 1897, Wed; Page 1, column 3
    The Death Record
    Jessie Riddell passed away last night.. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  11. [S6409] DeKalb Man Dropped Dead, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Nov 24, 1916, Page 1, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  12. [S3491] "IL Deaths & Stillbirths", online Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947: Name: David H. Riddell
    Father Name: Francis Riddell
    Mother Name: Georgia Thompson
    Spouse Name: Minnie T. Riddel.
  13. [S3894] Died Two Months After Being Crushed By Cars, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, 10 Feb 1923, Page 4 viewed at http://www.library.illinois.edu/,. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  14. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  15. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Desc W Riddell," e-mail to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, Walter Riddle b: Abt. 1863 in Canada.
  16. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Desc W Riddell," e-mail to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, David Riddle b: Abt. 1865 in Illinois.
  17. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Desc W Riddell," e-mail to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, Anna Riddle b: Abt. 1867 in Illinois.
  18. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Desc W Riddell," e-mail to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, Frank (Francis) Riddle b: Abt. 1869 in Illinois.
  19. [S3652] Geo F Townsend household, June 1, 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Chicago Ward 13, Cook, Illinois; Page: 21B; Enumeration District: 403., Ancestry.com Roll: T623_261.
  20. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Desc W Riddell," e-mail to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, Minnie Riddle b: Abt. 1871.
  21. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Desc W Riddell," e-mail to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, Alice Riddle b: Abt. 1878 in Cortland, DeKalb Co., Illinois.
  22. [S6401] About People, The De Kalb Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Jan 13, 1897, Page 1, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, The De Kalb Chronicle; (De Kalb, Illinois); 28 Jan 1907, Mon; Page 1, column 3
    Fine Advancement.
    Mentions their little nephew, son of Mrs. Charles Sagle. Hereinafter cited as De Kalb Chronicle.

Georgina Thompson1

F, #18631, b. 31 October 1841, d. 29 May 1902
Father*David Thompson2,1
Mother*Barbara McLeod2,1
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     Georgina was born on 31 October 1841 in Ontario, CanadaG, near Grafton.1 Georgina was born in October 1842 in CanadaG.3,2,4,5 Georgina married Francis W Riddell on 26 January 1863 in Grafton, Northumberland and Durham Counties, Canada West, United Province of CanadaG.3,2,4,5,6,1 She died on 29 May 1902 in DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois, USAG, at age 60.1
     The following information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Francis Riddell, Janet Riddell, Walter Riddell, Minnie Riddell, Frank Riddell, Wallace Riddell, Mrs. Charles Sagle and David Riddell.1 Georgina Thompson was buried on 31 May 1902 in Oakwood Cemetery, DeKalb County, Illinois, USAG.1

     She and Francis W Riddell immigrated in 1865 to DeKalb County, Illinois, USAG, from Bruce County, Canada West.1
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Daily Chronicle published in DeKalb, Illinois 31 May 1902:
Devoted Mother Called
Sufferings of Mrs. Francis Riddell Ended Thursday Night
Had Been Ill For Two Months
Was a Devoted Christian From Early Girlhood

Two months of suffering ended in the death of one of DeKalb's ideal mothers when at 7:30 o'clock Thursday night, May 29th, Mrs. Francis Riddell breathed her last. A family of a husband and six children are left in sorrow and a numberless lot of friends extend their sympathy to those left in the cheerless home.

The funeral was held at the Congregational church this afternoon, Rev. Geo. H. Wilson preaching the sermon. The interment was in the family lot in Oakwood cemetery. A wealth of flowers covered the casket of the loved one, the flowers that in life had been a source of so much enjoyment to her, making her final resting place a fitting one for the flower admiring woman.

Georgina, daughter of David and Barbara Thompson, was born near Grafton, Ontario, October 31st, 1841. She was united in marriage to Francis Riddell, January 26, 1863, the ceremony being performed by Rev. J W Smith of Grafton, by whom she had been baptized in infancy.

After a couple of years spent in the County of Bruce, Ontario, the family in 1865 removed to DeKalb County, Illinois, where she has since resided, for over eighteen years of the time in this city. Those years have been filled with usefulness. She was a devoted wife and mother, seldom leaving her home; but devoting her time and her thoughts to the ones in whom her all was centered. When her children were grown, her mother love took in the one motherless grandchild, Janet Riddell, who will miss the kind face as much as though she was a mother in name as well as acts. With two exceptions the children live at home, Walter, mail clerk on the North-Western, Minnie, who teaches at Wheaton, Frank and Wallace all living here. Mrs. Chas Sagle of West Chicago and David Riddell of Chicago. She was the mother of eight children, the two youngest daughters preceding her to the better land. Of her father's family of ten children, two brothers and two sisters survive her.

Throughout all of her life from girlhood, Mrs. Riddell led a consecrated Christian life. She early united with the Presbyterian church and on coming to Illinois, transferred her membership to the Congregational church at Sycamore and then to the church in DeKalb on her removal to this city.

Her last sickness was of long duration covering two months of serious illness. During the night of March 28th, she had a slight attack of pleurisy which grew worse during the two following days and on Easter Sunday it had developed into pneumonia. She was at once placed in charge of a trained nurse and for a week, although seriously ill, was supposed to be getting along fairly well, but when the crisis of the disease was reached on the following Sunday her heart failed for some time to perform its functions and for another week she seemed to hover between life and death. She gradually rallied, however, and was slowly regaining her strength until on Friday morning last she had a severe chill. Since that time despite the assiduous care of doctors and nurses she gradually failed until she entered into rest.1




External link for Georgina Thompson on her WeRelate Wiki Person Page.7

Census Data

     Georgine Riddell and Francis Riddell appeared on the 1880 U.S. Federal Census of Cortland Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois, enumerated 10 June 1880, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Walter, David, Anna, Francis, Minie and Allice were listed as living with them.4

Georgina Riddell and Francis Riddell appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of DeKalb, DeKalb Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois, enumerated 14 June 1900, enumerated as a Stationary Engineer. Their children Walter, Frank, Minnie and Wallace were listed as living with them. As was Janet Riddell, their granddaughter. I assume that Walter, listed as a widower, was her father. Francis and Georgina had been married 37 years. They entered the US in 1864. She had had 8 children, with 6 surviving at the time of this census.5

Family

Francis W Riddell b. 12 Jan 1839, d. 22 Nov 1916
Marriage*Georgina married Francis W Riddell on 26 January 1863 in Grafton, Northumberland and Durham Counties, Canada West, United Province of CanadaG.3,2,4,5,6,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S6407] Devoted Mother Called, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, May 31, 1902, Page 4, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mrs. Francis (Georgina) Riddell. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  2. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch prvide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Francis Riddell & Georgia Thompson.
  3. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Descendents of Walter Riddell per Donna Renwick," e-mail message from confidential (unknown address) to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, Frank (Francis) Riddle b: 1838 in Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Residence: 1880 Courtland, DeKalb Co., Illinois d: in probably DeKalb Co., Illinois. Hereinafter cited as "Desc W Riddell."
  4. [S3650] Francis Riddell household, June 10, 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Cortland, De Kalb, Illinois; Page: 31A; Enumeration District: 027, Ancestry.com Roll: 202; Family History Film: 1254202; Image: 0305.
  5. [S3651] Francis Riddell household, June 14, 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, De Kalb, De Kalb, Illinois; Page: 25A; Enumeration District: 5., Ancestry.com Roll: T623_296.
  6. [S3893] Death of Francis Riddell, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, Nov 29, 1916, Page 1, column 2 viewed at http://www.library.illinois.edu/,, Death of Francis Riddell. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  7. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  8. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Desc W Riddell," e-mail to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, Walter Riddle b: Abt. 1863 in Canada.
  9. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Desc W Riddell," e-mail to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, David Riddle b: Abt. 1865 in Illinois.
  10. [S3491] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 , Ancestry.com, Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; ""Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original records."; cited as "IL Deaths & Stillbirths., Name: David H. Riddell
    Father Name: Francis Riddell
    Mother Name: Georgia Thompson
    Spouse Name: Minnie T. Riddel.
  11. [S3894] Died Two Months After Being Crushed By Cars, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, 10 Feb 1923, Page 4 viewed at http://www.library.illinois.edu/,. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  12. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Desc W Riddell," e-mail to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, Anna Riddle b: Abt. 1867 in Illinois.
  13. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Desc W Riddell," e-mail to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, Frank (Francis) Riddle b: Abt. 1869 in Illinois.
  14. [S3491] "IL Deaths & Stillbirths", online Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947: Name: Frank W. Riddell.
  15. [S3652] Geo F Townsend household, June 1, 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Chicago Ward 13, Cook, Illinois; Page: 21B; Enumeration District: 403., Ancestry.com Roll: T623_261.
  16. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Desc W Riddell," e-mail to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, Minnie Riddle b: Abt. 1871.
  17. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Desc W Riddell," e-mail to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, Alice Riddle b: Abt. 1878 in Cortland, DeKalb Co., Illinois.
  18. [S6401] About People, The De Kalb Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Jan 13, 1897, Page 1, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, The De Kalb Chronicle; (De Kalb, Illinois); 28 Jan 1907, Mon; Page 1, column 3
    Fine Advancement.
    Mentions their little nephew, son of Mrs. Charles Sagle. Hereinafter cited as De Kalb Chronicle.

Walter Hayes Riddell1

M, #18632, b. 4 February 1864, d. 28 March 1943
Father*Francis W Riddell2,3,4 b. 12 Jan 1839, d. 22 Nov 1916
Mother*Georgina Thompson2,3,4 b. 31 Oct 1841, d. 29 May 1902
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited26 Aug 2018
     Walter married Mrs. Walter Hayes Riddell.1 Walter was born on 4 February 1864 in CanadaG.2,3,4 He died on 28 March 1943 in Clermont, Lake County, Florida, USAG, at age 79.5
     In his 1887 passport application he indicated that he came to the US with his parents at the age of sixteen months.6
     The following newspaper article appeared in the DeKalb, Illinois DeKalb Chronicle 26 July 1890 :
About People
...Walter Riddell, of this city, was at his post in the mail car when the wreck occurred at Malta.His usual good luck did not desert him, as with the exception of a few bruises he came out in good order...7

     The following newspaper article appeared in the DeKalb, Illinois DeKalb Chronicle 25 February 1896 :
About People
Walter Riddell is out from Chicago today visiting his parents. He reports the little Miss Riddell doing well and thinks to bring her out next month to live here for a while.8

     The following newspaper article appeared in the DeKalb, Illinois DeKalb Chronicle 13 January 1897 :
About People
Miss Jessie Riddell accompanied her brother Walter Riddell to West Chicago today where she will visit her sister Mrs. Charles Sagle and little nephew.9

     In the obituary of Georgia Thompson who died 29 May 1902, Georgia's son, Walter Riddell mail clerk on the North-Western, was listed as a survivor.10
     The following newspaper article appeared in the DeKalb, Illinois DeKalb Chronicle 28 January 1907 :
Fine Advancement.
Mr. Walter Riddell, who for some time has been night clerk on the fast mail going through from Chicago to Omaha has been promoted to a city position, which not only adds a handsome sum to his salary, but eliminates the night runs of a mail clerk.

Mr. Riddell has charge of a large force of clerks and is kept busy as United States mail inspector of tunnel service, wagons, etc.

His office is located on the eighth floor of the Post Office building in Chicago.

All of the friends of Mr. Riddell are glad of his promotion which they feel he deservedly merits.11

     In the obituary of Francis W Riddell who died 22 November 1916, Francis's son, Walter H Riddell was listed as a survivor.12,13
     The following newspaper article appeared in the DeKalb, Illinois Daily Chronicle 23 February 1918 :
Former De Kalb Man To Go East New Position
Walter Riddell, one of the Riddel (sic) brothers, well known to De Kalb folks, and a brother of our police chief, Frank Riddell, came out last evening for the Masonic I party, and also to bid his Mends in this city a farewell.

Walter Riddell, who has been in the service of Uncle Sam for many years, goes east the 25th of this month to New York city where he takes the assistant superintendent's job of one of the largest malt divisions in the country.

The many friends of Walter will be glad to learn of his advancement and, will wish him abundant success in his new work.14

     The following newspaper article appeared in the DeKalb, Illinois Daily Chronicle 4 November 1922 :
Out in Society
...Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hayes Riddell, of Washington, D. C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Janet A. Riddell, to Benjamin Franklin Perry, Lieutenant, United States Navy. Lieutenant Perry is the son of Mrs. Perry and the late F. E. Perry, of Jefferson, Ohio, and was graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1915. He is now attached to the Executive Department of the Naval Academy, at Annapolis, where the young couple will make their home after the wedding in December. Miss Janet Riddell is a niece of Chief of Police F. W. Riddell, of this city...1
Walter Riddell was listed as a survivor in the obituary of David Herbert Riddell who died 6 February 1923, David's brother.15,16
     Walter Riddell was referenced in a newspaper article about Walter Renwick and Mary Renwick on 11 September 1923 in the newspaper the Daily Chronicle.17
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Daily Chronicle published in DeKalb, Illinois 29 March 1943:
DeKalb Man's Brother Died in Florida City
Word was received in DeKalb yesterday of the sudden death of Walter Riddell, 79 years old, who passed away suddenly at his home in Claremont (sic), Fla. He was a brother of Frank W. Riddell of the DeKalb police force.

No further information concerning the florida man's demise was received here, and little is known of the funeral arrangements.

In addition to the DeKalb man as a brother, Wallace, two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Helming, who was spending the winter months at Claremont (sic), and Mrs. Anna Sagle of Aurora. One daughter lived in Annapolis, Md.

Mr. Riddell had been afflicted with heart trouble for some time past, and while his health had failed, his death came very unexpectedly.

The deceased was general superintendent of the railway mail division for the government during the administration of Warren G. Harding. His last visit to his DeKalb and Aurora relatives was about three years ago.5




External link for Walter Hayes Riddell on his WeRelate Wiki Person Page.18

Census Data

     Walter appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Cortland Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois in the household of his parents, Francis Riddell and Georgine Riddell.3

Walter appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of DeKalb, DeKalb Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois in the household of his parents, Francis Riddell and Georgina Riddell, listed as a Postal Clerk for the R.R. He was a widower, and I assume that Janet (age 4) was Francis's daughter.4

Family

Mrs. Walter Hayes Riddell
Marriage*Walter married Mrs. Walter Hayes Riddell.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S6416] Out in Society, The Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, IL, Nov 4, 1922, Page 3, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Engagement: Janet Riddell & Benjamin Perry. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  2. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Descendents of Walter Riddell per Donna Renwick," e-mail message from confidential (unknown address) to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, Walter Riddle b: Abt. 1863 in Canada. Hereinafter cited as "Desc W Riddell."
  3. [S3650] Francis Riddell household, June 10, 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Cortland, De Kalb, Illinois; Page: 31A; Enumeration District: 027, Ancestry.com Roll: 202; Family History Film: 1254202; Image: 0305.
  4. [S3651] Francis Riddell household, June 14, 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, De Kalb, De Kalb, Illinois; Page: 25A; Enumeration District: 5., Ancestry.com Roll: T623_296.
  5. [S6414] DeKalb Man's Brother Died in Florida City, The Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, IL, Mar 29, 1943, Page 1, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  6. [S2054] U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925, online U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925, Walter H Riddell - 28 Nov 1887. Hereinafter cited as US Passport Apps.
  7. [S6398] About People, The De Kalb Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, July 26, 2890, Page 5, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, The De Kalb Chronicle; (De Kalb, Illinois); 26 Jul 1890, Sat; Page 5, column 4
    About People. Hereinafter cited as De Kalb Chronicle.
  8. [S6399] About People, The De Kalb Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Feb 25, 1896, Page 2, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, The De Kalb Chronicle; (De Kalb, Illinois); 26 Jul 1890, Sat; Page 5, column 4
    About People. Hereinafter cited as De Kalb Chronicle.
  9. [S6401] About People, The De Kalb Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Jan 13, 1897, Page 1, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, The De Kalb Chronicle; (De Kalb, Illinois); 13 Jan 1897, Wed; Page 1, column 3
    About People
    Mentions their little nephew, son of Mrs. Charles Sagle. Hereinafter cited as De Kalb Chronicle.
  10. [S6407] Devoted Mother Called, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, May 31, 1902, Page 4, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mrs. Francis (Georgina) Riddell. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  11. [S6400] Fine Advancement., The De Kalb Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Jan 28, 1907, Page 1, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as De Kalb Chronicle.
  12. [S3893] Death of Francis Riddell, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, Nov 29, 1916, Page 1, column 2 viewed at http://www.library.illinois.edu/,, Death of Francis Riddell. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  13. [S6406] Fell Over Dead, Sterling Standard, Sterling, IL, Nov 25, 1916, Page 1, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Francis Riddell, Father of Mrs. C. E. Sagle, Stricken At Home in DeKalb;Note that this is a very poor image and there is some interpretation required. Hereinafter cited as Sterling Standard.
  14. [S6408] Former De Kalb Man To Go East (for) New Position, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Feb 23, 1918, Page 1, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  15. [S3491] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 , Ancestry.com, Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; ""Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original records."; cited as "IL Deaths & Stillbirths., Name: David H. Riddell
    Father Name: Francis Riddell
    Mother Name: Georgia Thompson
    Spouse Name: Minnie T. Riddel.
  16. [S3894] Died Two Months After Being Crushed By Cars, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, 10 Feb 1923, Page 4 viewed at http://www.library.illinois.edu/,. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  17. [S7030] Court House News, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Sep 11, 1923, Page 3, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  18. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  19. [S3651] June 14, 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, De Kalb, De Kalb, Illinois; Page: 25A; Enumeration District: 5., granddaughter of Francis Riddell. I assume that Walter, son of Francis and Georgina, a widower in this household, as her father.

David Herbert Riddell1,2,3,4,5,6

M, #18633, b. 16 July 1866, d. 6 February 1923
Father*Francis W Riddell1,7,2,6 b. 12 Jan 1839, d. 22 Nov 1916
Mother*Georgina Thompson1,7,2,6 b. 31 Oct 1841, d. 29 May 1902
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited23 Jan 2016
     David was born on 16 July 1866 in DeKalb County, Illinois, USAG.1,7,3,2,5,6 David married Minnie Townsend circa 1899.3,2,8,5,6 He died on 6 February 1923 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USAG, at age 56.2,6 David Herbert Riddell was buried on 8 February 1923 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USAG.2

     In the obituary of Georgia Thompson who died 29 May 1902, Georgia's son, David Riddell of Chicago, was listed as a survivor.9
     In the obituary of Francis W Riddell who died 22 November 1916, Francis's son, David H Riddell was listed as a survivor.10,11
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the True Republican published in Sycamore, Illinois 10 February 1923:
DIED TWO MONTHS AFTER BEING CRUSHED BY CARS
David Riddell, Former Resident Here, For 32 Years In Railway Service, Died In Chicago Hospital on Tuesday

David Riddell, member of a family of early residents of DeKalb county and whose father was engaged in farming in Cortland township and were former residents of Sycamore, died at the Garfield Park hospital in Chicago on Tuesday, Feb. 6, just eight weeks after he was injured in a railway accident in Chicago.

He had been employed for many years as a trainman, and was engaged in his work as conductor, when the coach on which he was standing side-swiped by a locomotive and precipitated down an embankment.

As soon as possible after the accident one leg, which was terribly crushed, was amputated. The patient rallied, and appeared to be on the road to recovery when a blood-clot formed in the limb and although the most skilled surgeon specialists attended him he continued to fail.

He was a son of Francis Riddell, and was born in 1866. He had been employed to railroad work for 32 years. He was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Townsend, daughter of a well known pioneer of this county and they had made their home In Chicago. To them was born one son, Walter, now 15 years of age. Besides the widow and son he leaves surviving three brothers and two sisters: Walter Riddell, super- about 12 o?clock on his way to the (sic) Wallace Riddell, Chicago, and Frank W. Riddell, chief of police of DeKalb; Mrs. Anna Sagle, Aurora, and . Mrs. Minnie Helming, Chicago.

Mr. Riddell was a member of Chapter No. 52, R. A. M. and A. F. & A. M. No. 144 of DeKalb, and was also a Knight Templar, -.6




External link for David Herbert Riddell on his WeRelate Wiki Person Page.12

Census Data

     David appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Cortland Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois in the household of his parents, Francis Riddell and Georgine Riddell.7

David H appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, in the household of George F Townsend and Casia M Townsend.3

David Riddell and Minnie T Riddell appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, enumerated 21 April 1910, enumerated as a Conductor on a RailRoad. Their son Walter T was listed as living with them. As was hs mother-in-law, Casia Townsend.5

David H Riddell and Minnie Riddell appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, enumerated circa 28 January 1920, enumerated as a Conductor on a RailRoad. Their son Walter was listed as living with them.8

Family

Minnie Townsend b. Oct 1867
Marriage*David married Minnie Townsend circa 1899.3,2,8,5,6 
Child

Citations

  1. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Descendents of Walter Riddell per Donna Renwick," e-mail message from confidential (unknown address) to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, David Riddle b: Abt. 1865 in Illinois. Hereinafter cited as "Desc W Riddell."
  2. [S3491] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 , Ancestry.com, Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; ""Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original records."; cited as "IL Deaths & Stillbirths., Name: David H. Riddell
    Father Name: Francis Riddell
    Mother Name: Georgia Thompson
    Spouse Name: Minnie T. Riddel.
  3. [S3652] Geo F Townsend household, June 1, 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Chicago Ward 13, Cook, Illinois; Page: 21B; Enumeration District: 403., Ancestry.com Roll: T623_261.
  4. [S3653] Cook County, Illinois, Births Index, 1878-1922, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1499, Walter Townsend Riddell. Hereinafter cited as Cook County Ill Births.
  5. [S3655] David Riddell household, April 21, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Chicago Ward 14, Cook, Illinois; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0706, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_256; Image: 1085; FHL Number: 1374269.
  6. [S3894] Died Two Months After Being Crushed By Cars, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, 10 Feb 1923, Page 4 viewed at http://www.library.illinois.edu/,. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  7. [S3650] Francis Riddell household, June 10, 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Cortland, De Kalb, Illinois; Page: 31A; Enumeration District: 027, Ancestry.com Roll: 202; Family History Film: 1254202; Image: 0305.
  8. [S3654] David H Riddell household, c 28 Jan 1920 US Federal Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 854, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_324; Image: 353.
  9. [S6407] Devoted Mother Called, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, May 31, 1902, Page 4, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mrs. Francis (Georgina) Riddell. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  10. [S3893] Death of Francis Riddell, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, Nov 29, 1916, Page 1, column 2 viewed at http://www.library.illinois.edu/,, Death of Francis Riddell. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  11. [S6406] Fell Over Dead, Sterling Standard, Sterling, IL, Nov 25, 1916, Page 1, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Francis Riddell, Father of Mrs. C. E. Sagle, Stricken At Home in DeKalb;Note that this is a very poor image and there is some interpretation required. Hereinafter cited as Sterling Standard.
  12. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Anna B Riddell1,2

F, #18634, b. 1867 or 1868
Father*Francis W Riddell1,3 b. 12 Jan 1839, d. 22 Nov 1916
Mother*Georgina Thompson1,3 b. 31 Oct 1841, d. 29 May 1902
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited27 May 2016
     Anna was born in 1867 or 1868 in Illinois, USAG.1,3 Anna was born in May 1869 in Illinois, USAG.4 Anna was born circa 1873 in Illinois, USAG, in the 1910 census.5 Anna married Charles E Sagle circa 29 January 1896 in DeKalb County, Illinois, USAG.2,5
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Sycamore, Illinois True Republican 6 May 1891 :
Local
...Miss Anna Riddell, of DeKalb, is employed as the trimmer at Mrs. Winn's millinery establshment...6

     The following newspaper article appeared in the DeKalb, Illinois Daily Chronicle 31 December 1896 :
What Leap Year Has Done
About a year ago the CHRONICLE published a list of leap year elegibles and many of the young men in the list have succumbed ot the pleadings of the fairer sex and during the year have become benedicts. The following is a list of what cupid with his bow and arrow and the young woman wiht her "Will-you-be-mine" questions has accomplished in matrimonial matters and the unions they are responsible for:
...Chas. Sagle and Anna Riddell...

All these young men started out at the beginning of '96 with a strong determination that they would not allow the hypnotic powers of any young lady have such an effect upon them that they would procure a license but their failures to carry out this determination are fully proven by the simple facts of the case.

There are, however, many marketable men who have stood the assults bravely and we think it safe to say will manage matters to suit themselves this year. They evidently had not been taught by their mother;s to wait until they were asked and will take charge of the offensive rather than the defensive part of the operations during the year 1897.

These statements with more truth than poetry are what some of them have already begun to do:
J. J. Helming who deals in clothing.
Down Sixth street is often seen roving...

Frank Riddell goes to Chicago each day,
But what happens in there we cannot say...7

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Sycamore, Illinois True Republican 6 January 1897 :
DeKalb
...A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Sagle nee Anna Riddell, last Thursday...
(previous Thursday was Dec. 31, 1896. The boy was Francis.)8

     Mrs. Charles Sagle was referenced in a newspaper article about Jessie Riddell and Walter Riddell on 13 January 1897 in the newspaper the DeKalb Chronicle.9
     In the obituary of Georgia Thompson who died 29 May 1902, Georgia's daughter, Mrs. Charles Sagle of West Chicago, was listed as a survivor.10
     In the obituary of Francis W Riddell who died 22 November 1916, Francis's daughter, Mrs. C. E. Sagle was listed as a survivor.11,12 Anna Sagle was listed as a survivor in the obituary of David Herbert Riddell who died 6 February 1923, David's sister.13,14
     Anna Sagle was referenced in a newspaper article about Walter Renwick and Mary Renwick on 11 September 1923 in the newspaper the Daily Chronicle.15 Mrs. Charles Sagle was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Frank W Riddell who died 30 November 1946, Frank's sister.16,17

External link for Anna B Riddell on her WeRelate Wiki Person Page.18

Census Data

     Anna appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Cortland Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois in the household of her parents, Francis Riddell and Georgine Riddell.3

Anna Sagle and Charles Sagle appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Winfield Twp., Dupage County, Illinois, enumerated 14 April 1900, enumerated as a locomotive engineer. Their children May and Francis were listed as living with them.4

Anna Sagle and Charles E Sagle appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Sterling, Sterling Twp., Whiteside County, Illinois, enumerated 21 April 1910, enumerated as a Railroad Engineer. Their children Anna May, Francis R and Hurbert C were listed as living with them. As were three boarders. His was a second marriage.5

Family

Charles E Sagle b. Aug 1863
Marriage*Anna married Charles E Sagle circa 29 January 1896 in DeKalb County, Illinois, USAG.2,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Descendents of Walter Riddell per Donna Renwick," e-mail message from confidential (unknown address) to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, Anna Riddle b: Abt. 1867 in Illinois. Hereinafter cited as "Desc W Riddell."
  2. [S3762] 1891-1905 DeKalb County, IL Marriage Applications, online 1891-1905 DeKalb County, IL Marriage Applications, Sagle, Charles E.      Riddell, Anna B.      Jan 29, 1896. Hereinafter cited as DeKalb County, IL Marriage Applications.
  3. [S3650] Francis Riddell household, June 10, 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Cortland, De Kalb, Illinois; Page: 31A; Enumeration District: 027, Ancestry.com Roll: 202; Family History Film: 1254202; Image: 0305.
  4. [S6423] Charles Sagle household, April 14, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Winfield, Dupage, Illinois; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 38; Family: 384, Ancestry.com Roll: 298; FHL microfilm: 1240298.
  5. [S6425] Chas E. Sagle household, Apr 21, 1910 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 142; Family: 211, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_331; FHL microfilm: 1374344.
  6. [S6435] Local, True Republican, Sycamore, IL, May 6, 1891, Page 1, column 3 viewed at http://www.library.illinois.edu/,, True Republican (Sycamore, Illinois); 6 May 1891; Page 1, column 3
    Local
    ...Miss Anna Riddell, of DeKalb, is employed as the trimmer at Mrs. Winn's millinery establshment.... Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  7. [S6436] What Leap Year Has Done, The Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, IL, Dec 31, 1896, Page 1, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, What Leap Year Has Done. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  8. [S6437] DeKalb, True Republican, Sycamore, IL, Jan 6, 1897, Page 3, column 2 viewed at http://www.library.illinois.edu/,, True Republican (Sycamore, Illinois); 6 Jan 1897; Page 3, column 2
    DeKalb
    ...A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Sagle née Anna Riddell, last Thursday.... Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  9. [S6401] About People, The De Kalb Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Jan 13, 1897, Page 1, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, The De Kalb Chronicle; (De Kalb, Illinois); 13 Jan 1897, Wed; Page 1, column 3
    About People
    Mentions their little nephew, son of Mrs. Charles Sagle. Hereinafter cited as De Kalb Chronicle.
  10. [S6407] Devoted Mother Called, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, May 31, 1902, Page 4, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mrs. Francis (Georgina) Riddell. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  11. [S3893] Death of Francis Riddell, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, Nov 29, 1916, Page 1, column 2 viewed at http://www.library.illinois.edu/,, Death of Francis Riddell. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  12. [S6406] Fell Over Dead, Sterling Standard, Sterling, IL, Nov 25, 1916, Page 1, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Francis Riddell, Father of Mrs. C. E. Sagle, Stricken At Home in DeKalb;Note that this is a very poor image and there is some interpretation required. Hereinafter cited as Sterling Standard.
  13. [S3491] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 , Ancestry.com, Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; ""Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original records."; cited as "IL Deaths & Stillbirths., Name: David H. Riddell
    Father Name: Francis Riddell
    Mother Name: Georgia Thompson
    Spouse Name: Minnie T. Riddel.
  14. [S3894] Died Two Months After Being Crushed By Cars, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, 10 Feb 1923, Page 4 viewed at http://www.library.illinois.edu/,. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  15. [S7030] Court House News, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Sep 11, 1923, Page 3, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  16. [S3491] "IL Deaths & Stillbirths", online Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947: Name: Frank W. Riddell.
  17. [S6397] Services for Riddell Will Be On Tuesday, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Dec 2, 1946, Page 1, Column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Services for Riddell Will Be On Tuesday. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  18. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  19. [S6401] De Kalb Chronicle, Jan 13, 1897, Page 1, column 3, The De Kalb Chronicle; (De Kalb, Illinois); 28 Jan 1907, Mon; Page 1, column 3
    Fine Advancement.
    Mentions their little nephew, son of Mrs. Charles Sagle.

Francis W Riddell1,2,3

M, #18635, b. 24 October 1870, d. 30 November 1946
Father*Francis W Riddell2,3,4,5 b. 12 Jan 1839, d. 22 Nov 1916
Mother*Georgina Thompson2,3,5,4 b. 31 Oct 1841, d. 29 May 1902
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited26 Aug 2018
     Francis was born on 24 October 1870 in DeKalb County, Illinois, USAG.2,3 Alternatively, he was born in October 1871 in Illinois, USAG, according to the 1900 census.4 Frank married Zada Witter on 24 April 1918 in Wheaton, Illinois, USAG.3,6 He died on 30 November 1946 in 217 South Second Street, DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois, USAG, at age 76.3,7 Francis W Riddell was buried on 3 December 1946 in Fairview Cemetery (aka Fairview Park), DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois, USAG.3

     He also went by the name of Frank.2,4
     The following newspaper article appeared in the DeKalb, Illinois Daily Chronicle 31 December 1896 :
What Leap Year Has Done
About a year ago the CHRONICLE published a list of leap year elegibles and many of the young men in the list have succumbed ot the pleadings of the fairer sex and during the year have become benedicts. The following is a list of what cupid with his bow and arrow and the young woman wiht her "Will-you-be-mine" questions has accomplished in matrimonial matters and the unions they are responsible for:
...Chas. Sagle and Anna Riddell...

All these young men started out at the beginning of '96 with a strong determination that they would not allow the hypnotic powers of any young lady have such an effect upon them that they would procure a license but their failures to carry out this determination are fully proven by the simple facts of the case.

There are, however, many marketable men who have stood the assults bravely and we think it safe to say will manage matters to suit themselves this year. They evidently had not been taught by their mother;s to wait until they were asked and will take charge of the offensive rather than the defensive part of the operations during the year 1897.

These statements with more truth than poetry are what some of them have already begun to do:
J. J. Helming who deals in clothing.
Down Sixth street is often seen roving...

Frank Riddell goes to Chicago each day,
But what happens in there we cannot say...8

     In the obituary of Georgia Thompson who died 29 May 1902, Georgia's son, Frank Riddell of De Kalb, was listed as a survivor.9
     In the obituary of Francis W Riddell who died 22 November 1916, Francis's son, Frank W Riddell was listed as a survivor.10,11
     The following newspaper article appeared in the DeKalb, Illinois DeKalb Chronicle 24 April 1918 :
Today, in Wheaton, at the parsonage of Rev. H. C. Holt occurred the marriage of Frank W. Riddell and Miss Zada Witter, daughter of George Witter of Belvidere. While intimate friends knew of the approaching marriage of the two, the announcement comes as surprise to DeKalb folk generally. Mr. and Mrs. Riddell are leaving on a short wedding trip and will return here to make their home at First and Franklin streets. The bride in today's wedding is known to a number of local people. She was a resident of DeKalb for some months, and is esteemed by everyone who knows her. His position as chief of police has made Frank Riddell well known throughout this vicinity, and he has become better known since announcing his candidacy for sheriff. He is popular , an all round good fellow, and a member of one of DeKalb's oldest families. He received his education in the schools here and has always been and (sic) social life. Hosts of friends will welcome he and Mrs. Riddell on their return from their bridal trip.6

     Chief of Police F W Riddell was referenced in the engagement announcement of Janet A Riddell and Benjamin Franklin Perry on 4 November 1922 in the newspaper the in Daily Chronicle; Out in Society
...Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hayes Riddell, of Washington, D. C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Janet A. Riddell, to Benjamin Franklin Perry, Lieutenant, United States Navy. Lieutenant Perry is the son of Mrs. Perry and the late F. E. Perry, of Jefferson, Ohio, and was graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1915. He is now attached to the Executive Department of the Naval Academy, at Annapolis, where the young couple will make their home after the wedding in December. Miss Janet Riddell is a niece of Chief of Police F. W. Riddell, of this city...12 Frank W Riddell was listed as a survivor in the obituary of David Herbert Riddell who died 6 February 1923, David's brother.13,14
     In the obituary of John J Helming who died 19 February 1932, his brother-in-law, Frank Riddell was listed as a survivor.15
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Daily Chronicle published in DeKalb, Illinois 2 December 1946:
Services for Riddell Will Be on Tuesday
Funeral services for Frank W. Riddell, age 76, veteran member of the DeKalb police department who passed away at his home at 217 South Second Street Saturday morning, will be held on Tuesday afternoon.

Services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Wirtz Funeral Home with Rev. Stiles Lessly, pastor of the First Congregational Church, to officiate. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the time of the service.

Frank W. Riddell was born on a farm in DeKalb County October 24, 1870, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Riddell. A member of the police department for over 30 years his principal interests were in his work and home. He was united in marriage to Zada Witter in 1918. He was a member of the Masons for many years.

Surviving to mourn his passing are his widow, one brother, Wallace Riddell of Boston; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Sagle of Aurora and Miss Minnie Helming of Florida. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.7


Frank Riddell was listed as predeceased in the obituary of Zada Witter who died 4 February 1958, Zada's first husband.16

Census Data

     Francis appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Cortland Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois in the household of his parents, Francis Riddell and Georgine Riddell.5

Frank appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of DeKalb, DeKalb Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois in the household of his parents, Francis Riddell and Georgina Riddell, listed as an Express Agent.17

Family

Zada Witter b. 1 Feb 1889, d. 4 Feb 1958
Marriage*Frank married Zada Witter on 24 April 1918 in Wheaton, Illinois, USAG.3,6 

Citations

  1. His death registration included the initial W.
  2. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Descendents of Walter Riddell per Donna Renwick," e-mail message from confidential (unknown address) to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, Frank (Francis) Riddle b: Abt. 1869 in Illinois. Hereinafter cited as "Desc W Riddell."
  3. [S3491] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 , Ancestry.com, Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; ""Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original records."; cited as "IL Deaths & Stillbirths., Name: Frank W. Riddell.
  4. [S3652] Geo F Townsend household, June 1, 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Chicago Ward 13, Cook, Illinois; Page: 21B; Enumeration District: 403., Ancestry.com Roll: T623_261.
  5. [S3650] Francis Riddell household, June 10, 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Cortland, De Kalb, Illinois; Page: 31A; Enumeration District: 027, Ancestry.com Roll: 202; Family History Film: 1254202; Image: 0305.
  6. [S6403] (marriage of Frank W Riddell and Zada Witter), The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Apr 24, 1918, Page 3, Column 3 & 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, continued. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  7. [S6397] Services for Riddell Will Be On Tuesday, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Dec 2, 1946, Page 1, Column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Services for Riddell Will Be On Tuesday. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  8. [S6436] What Leap Year Has Done, The Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, IL, Dec 31, 1896, Page 1, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, What Leap Year Has Done. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  9. [S6407] Devoted Mother Called, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, May 31, 1902, Page 4, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mrs. Francis (Georgina) Riddell. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  10. [S3893] Death of Francis Riddell, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, Nov 29, 1916, Page 1, column 2 viewed at http://www.library.illinois.edu/,, Death of Francis Riddell. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  11. [S6406] Fell Over Dead, Sterling Standard, Sterling, IL, Nov 25, 1916, Page 1, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Francis Riddell, Father of Mrs. C. E. Sagle, Stricken At Home in DeKalb;Note that this is a very poor image and there is some interpretation required. Hereinafter cited as Sterling Standard.
  12. [S6416] Out in Society, The Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, IL, Nov 4, 1922, Page 3, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Engagement: Janet Riddell & Benjamin Perry. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  13. [S3491] "IL Deaths & Stillbirths", online Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947: Name: David H. Riddell
    Father Name: Francis Riddell
    Mother Name: Georgia Thompson
    Spouse Name: Minnie T. Riddel.
  14. [S3894] Died Two Months After Being Crushed By Cars, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, 10 Feb 1923, Page 4 viewed at http://www.library.illinois.edu/,. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  15. [S2025] Once Merchant Here, Is Dead John Helming, Daily Chronicle, Feb 20, 1932, Page 1, column 3. John Helming, Once Merchant Here, Is Dead.
  16. [S6396] Death Takes Zada Stiles, Belvidere Daily Republican, Belvidere, IL, 5 Feb 1958, Page 8, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Belvidere Daily Republican; (Belvidere, Illinois); 5 Feb 1958, Wed; Page 8, column 4
    Death Takes Zada Stiles. Hereinafter cited as Belvidere Daily Republican.
  17. [S3651] Francis Riddell household, June 14, 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, De Kalb, De Kalb, Illinois; Page: 25A; Enumeration District: 5., Ancestry.com Roll: T623_296.

Minnie May Riddell1,2,3,4

F, #18636, b. December 1873, d. 1956
Father*Francis W Riddell1,5,6,2,7 b. 12 Jan 1839, d. 22 Nov 1916
Mother*Georgina Thompson1,7 b. 31 Oct 1841, d. 29 May 1902
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     Minnie married John Joseph Helming.8 Minnie was born in December 1873 in Illinois, USAG.1,5,6 Alternatively, she was born circa 1880 in Illinois, USAG, according to the 1920 & 1930 census.3,9 Minnie married John Joseph Helming at the home of the bride's father on 10 October 1905 in DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois, USAG.7,2,3,4,9,10
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding.10
She died in 1956.11 Minnie May Riddell was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Clermont, Lake County, Florida, USAG.11

     Minnie May Riddell was also known as Mrs John J Henning (sic).8
     In the obituary of Georgia Thompson who died 29 May 1902, Georgia's daughter, Minnie Riddell teaching at Wheaton, was listed as a survivor.12
     The following newspaper article appeared in the DeKalb, Illinois Daily Chronicle 11 October 1905 :
Miss Riddell Is A Bride
United in Marriage Last Evening to John Joseph Helming of Chicago
Pretty Home Wedding
Attended Only By Relatives. They Will Live in Chicago

Yesterday evening at five o'clock were united in marriage at the home of the bride's father, Mr. F. M.(sic) Riddell on S. 6th St., Miss Minnie M. Riddell and Mr. John Joseph Helming, of Chicago.

It was a quiet home wedding witnessed only by the family. Rev. Geo. H. Wilson, pastor of the Congregational Church, was the officiating clergyman. The couple were unattended. Mrs. David Riddell played Mendhelson's (sic) Wedding March as the couple entered the parlor, and :O Promise Me" was played as the service was read.

The costume of the bride was French lawn profusely trimmed with valencines lace, and she carried a beautiful boquet (sic) of bride roses.

The wedding supper was an elaborate four course affair served from tables beautifully decorated with roses and ferns. The house was decorated throughout with autumn flowers and foliage, dahlies (sic) and nasturtiums and was a very attractive setting for the pretty wedding.

An escape without coming in contact with friends was attempted by Mr. and Mrs. Helming, but they were fairly caught at the station and bushels of rice was poured upon them before they boarded their train, and more given them after they had started on their journey.

Mr. and Mrs. Helming will at once begin house keeping in Chicago on Emerald Avenue/

The bride has passed most of her life in DeKalb and has innumerable friends and a wide acquaintance both in society and church circles who will bespeak for her all possible happiness. The groom is a business man in Chicago, but is very well known in DeKalb, having been a former resident of this city, and has many friends who congratulate him on having won one of DeKalb's fairest maidens.

Many gifts to the newly wedded pair attests the esteem in which they are held by their friends. As the bride decended (sic) the stairs preparatory to taking her departure from her girlhood home, she threw her bridal boquet (sic) which was caught by Miss May Sagle.10

     In the obituary of Francis W Riddell who died 22 November 1916, Francis's daughter, Mrs. J. J. Helming was listed as a survivor.7,13 Minnie Helming was listed as a survivor in the obituary of David Herbert Riddell who died 6 February 1923, David's sister.14,2
     Mrs John J Henning (sic) was referenced in a newspaper article about Walter Renwick and Mary Renwick on 11 September 1923 in the newspaper the Daily Chronicle.8
     In the obituary of John J Helming who died 19 February 1932, his wife, Minnie Riddell was listed as a survivor.15 Minnie Helming was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Frank W Riddell who died 30 November 1946, Frank's sister.16,17

External link for Minnie May Riddell on her WeRelate Wiki Person Page.18

Census Data

     Minie appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Cortland Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois in the household of her parents, Francis Riddell and Georgine Riddell.5

Minnie appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of DeKalb, DeKalb Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois in the household of her parents, Francis Riddell and Georgina Riddell, listed as a school teacher.19

Minnie R Helming and John J Helming appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, enumerated 5 January 1920, enumerated as a salesman in a clothing store. As was his brother-in-law, Wallace D Riddell who was included in the household and was an auditor for an insurance company. Note that Wallace's wife was not included in the household.3

Minnie R Helming and John J Helming appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, enumerated 18 April 1930, enumerated as a clothing salesman and she was a public school teacher.9

Minnie appeared on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois, in the household of Minnie Riddell, listed as a public school teacher.20

Family

John Joseph Helming b. 1865, d. 19 Feb 1932
MarriageMinnie married John Joseph Helming.8 
Marriage* Minnie married John Joseph Helming at the home of the bride's father on 10 October 1905 in DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois, USAG.7,2,3,4,9,10 
MarWitNews*
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding.10
 

Citations

  1. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Descendents of Walter Riddell per Donna Renwick," e-mail message from confidential (unknown address) to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, Minnie Riddle b: Abt. 1871. Hereinafter cited as "Desc W Riddell."
  2. [S3894] Died Two Months After Being Crushed By Cars, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, 10 Feb 1923, Page 4 viewed at http://www.library.illinois.edu/,. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  3. [S3895] John J Helming household, 5 Jan 1920 US Federal Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 1264, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_333; Image: 933.
  4. [S4150] Marriage Licenses, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, 14 Oct 1905, Page 3 viewed at http://www.library.illinois.edu/,. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  5. [S3650] Francis Riddell household, June 10, 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Cortland, De Kalb, Illinois; Page: 31A; Enumeration District: 027, Ancestry.com Roll: 202; Family History Film: 1254202; Image: 0305.
  6. [S3652] Geo F Townsend household, June 1, 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Chicago Ward 13, Cook, Illinois; Page: 21B; Enumeration District: 403., Ancestry.com Roll: T623_261.
  7. [S3893] Death of Francis Riddell, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, Nov 29, 1916, Page 1, column 2 viewed at http://www.library.illinois.edu/,, Death of Francis Riddell. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  8. [S7030] Court House News, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Sep 11, 1923, Page 3, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  9. [S6420] John J Helming household, Apr 18, 1930 US Federal Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Precinct 32, Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 1809; Family: 243, Ancestry.com Roll: 491; Image: 1005.0; FHL microfilm: 2340226.
  10. [S6422] Miss Riddell Is A Bride, The Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, IL, Oct 11, 1905, Page 1, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Miss Riddell Is A Bride. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  11. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Minnie Riddell Helming.
  12. [S6407] Devoted Mother Called, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, May 31, 1902, Page 4, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mrs. Francis (Georgina) Riddell. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  13. [S6406] Fell Over Dead, Sterling Standard, Sterling, IL, Nov 25, 1916, Page 1, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Francis Riddell, Father of Mrs. C. E. Sagle, Stricken At Home in DeKalb;Note that this is a very poor image and there is some interpretation required. Hereinafter cited as Sterling Standard.
  14. [S3491] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 , Ancestry.com, Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; ""Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original records."; cited as "IL Deaths & Stillbirths., Name: David H. Riddell
    Father Name: Francis Riddell
    Mother Name: Georgia Thompson
    Spouse Name: Minnie T. Riddel.
  15. [S2025] Once Merchant Here, Is Dead John Helming, Daily Chronicle, Feb 20, 1932, Page 1, column 3. John Helming, Once Merchant Here, Is Dead.
  16. [S3491] "IL Deaths & Stillbirths", online Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947: Name: Frank W. Riddell.
  17. [S6397] Services for Riddell Will Be On Tuesday, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Dec 2, 1946, Page 1, Column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Services for Riddell Will Be On Tuesday. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  18. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  19. [S3651] Francis Riddell household, June 14, 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, De Kalb, De Kalb, Illinois; Page: 25A; Enumeration District: 5., Ancestry.com Roll: T623_296.
  20. [S6421] Minnie Ridell household, Apr 5, 1940 US Federal Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 16-369; Family: 66, Ancestry.com Roll: T627_785.

Alice Riddell1

F, #18637, b. 1878 or 1879, d. before February 1897
Father*Francis W Riddell1,2 b. 12 Jan 1839, d. 22 Nov 1916
Mother*Georgina Thompson1,2 b. 31 Oct 1841, d. 29 May 1902
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited24 Sep 2016
     Alice was born in 1878 or 1879 in Cortland Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois, USAG.1,2 She died before February 1897 She was not listed as surviving her sister Jessie and in the obituaries of her parents she is referred to, but not named.3
     External link for Alice Riddell on her WeRelate Wiki Person Page.4

Census Data

     Allice appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Cortland Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois in the household of her parents, Francis Riddell and Georgine Riddell.2

Citations

  1. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Descendents of Walter Riddell per Donna Renwick," e-mail message from confidential (unknown address) to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, Alice Riddle b: Abt. 1878 in Cortland, DeKalb Co., Illinois. Hereinafter cited as "Desc W Riddell."
  2. [S3650] Francis Riddell household, June 10, 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Cortland, De Kalb, Illinois; Page: 31A; Enumeration District: 027, Ancestry.com Roll: 202; Family History Film: 1254202; Image: 0305.
  3. [S6404] Jessie Riddell passed away last night., The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, IL, Feb 17, 1897, Page 1, Column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, The Daily Chronicle; (De Kalb, Illinois); 17 Feb 1897, Wed; Page 1, column 3
    The Death Record
    Jessie Riddell passed away last night.. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  4. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Thompson Ballagh1,2

M, #18638, b. circa 1842, d. before 4 April 1881
Father*James Ballagh
Last Edited19 Aug 2017
     Thompson was born circa 1842 in IrelandG.3 Thompson married Mary Riddell on 11 February 1869 in Baltimore, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, CanadaG.4,5,6,7,3 He died before 4 April 1881 his wife, Mary was enumerated as a Widow in the 1881 census. He was a baker or confectioner in Port Hope.8,2,9

Census Data

     Thompson Ballagh and Mary Ballagh appeared on the 1871 Canadian Census of Port Hope, Durham County, Ontario, enumerated 4 April 1871, enumerated as a "backer & c" so probably a baker and confectioner. Their daughter Sarah was listed as living with them. His brother, Alexander Ballagh was included in the household as well as a 10 year old servant and another baker.3

Family

Mary Riddell b. 28 Aug 1840, d. 21 Feb 1937
Children

Citations

  1. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Descendents of Walter Riddell per Donna Renwick," e-mail message from confidential (unknown address) to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, +_______ Ballagh. Hereinafter cited as "Desc W Riddell."
  2. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Walter Alexander Ballagh. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  3. [S7814] Thompson Ballagh household, April 2, 1871 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Port Hope, East Durham, Ontario; Page: 6 Family No.: 24, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C-9979.
  4. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Desc W Riddell," e-mail to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005.
  5. [S1442] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name: Mary Ballagh
    [Mary Riddell].
  6. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Mary Esther Ballagh.
  7. [S6093] Walter Riddell household, April 4, 1881 Canada census, Provo, Utah, USA, Hamilton, Northumberland West, Ontario; Page: 31; Family No: 143, Ancestry.com Roll: C_13240.
  8. [S16] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1881 Canadian Census, LDS CD, Transcriptions., CD-ROM (Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2001), Canadian Census for 1881. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Cdn Census CD.
  9. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Sarah Isabella Ballagh.
  10. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: James Herbert Ballagh.
  11. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Mary Jane Ballagh.

Elizabeth Riddell1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

F, #18639, b. 19 June 1846, d. 29 March 1921
Father*Walter Riddell1,2,9,3,4 b. 10 Feb 1814, d. 22 Feb 1904
Mother*Mary Ann Herbert Renwick1,2,9,3,4 b. 28 Oct 1818, d. 1 Sep 1906
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited21 Feb 2018
     Elizabeth was born on 19 June 1846 in Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Canada West, United Province of CanadaG.1,2,9,3,4,5,6,7 Elizabeth married James Davidson on 1 January 1878 in Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, CanadaG.2,9,5,6,7,10 The informant on her death registration was her son, James Davidson.9 She died on 29 March 1921 in Lot 20, Conc 4, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, CanadaG, at age 74 according to Ontario Death Registration 024021.1,9 Elizabeth Riddell was buried on 30 March 1921 in Cold Springs Pioneers Memorial Cemetery, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, CanadaG.9,11,8

     In the obituary of Francis W Riddell who died 22 November 1916, Francis's sister, Mrs. James Davidson was listed as a survivor.12,13

Census Data

     Elizabeth Riddell appeared on the 1861 Canadian Census of Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Canada West in the household of her parents, Walter Riddell and Mary Riddell.3
     Elizabeth Riddell appeared on the 1871 Canadian Census of Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario in the household of her parents, Waltar Riddell and Mary Riddell.4
     James Davidson and Elizabeth appeared on the 1891 Canadian Census of Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, enumerated 20 April 1891. James was enumerated as a farmer. Their children Mary, Frank and Jessie were listed as living with them.7
     James Davidson and Elizabeth appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, enumerated between 5 June 1901 and 9 June 1901. James was enumerated as a farmer. Their children Mary, Frank and Jessie I were listed as living with them.6

Elizabeth Davidson and James Davidson appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, enumerated 21 June 1911. Their daughter Jessie I was listed as living with them.5

Family

James Davidson b. 25 Apr 1850, d. 4 Sep 1922
Marriage*Elizabeth married James Davidson on 1 January 1878 in Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, CanadaG.2,9,5,6,7,10 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Descendents of Walter Riddell per Donna Renwick," e-mail message from confidential (unknown address) to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, Elizabeth Riddle b: 1846 in Hamilton Twp., Ontario, Canada d: 1920 in Canada. Hereinafter cited as "Desc W Riddell."
  2. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch prvide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Elizabeth Riddell & James Davidson.
  3. [S3661] Walter Riddell household, January 14, 1861 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Hamilton, Northumberland, Canada West; Page 92, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C-1055-1056.
  4. [S3672] Waltar Riddell household, April 2, 1871 Canada census, Provo, Utah, USA, West Northumberland, Ontario; Page #68; Family No: 248., Ancestry.com Roll: C-9983.
  5. [S3747] James Davidson household, 21 June 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Schedule 1, Page 8, Family No: 94, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  6. [S3748] James Davidson household, Jun 5 to 9, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Hamilton, Northumberland, West, Ontario; Schedule 1; Page 1, Family No: 8., Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6486.
  7. [S3749] James Davidson household, Apr 29, 1891 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Hamilton, Northumberland West, Ontario; Family No: 149, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6357.
  8. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Elizabeth Riddell Davidson.
  9. [S1442] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name: Elizabeth Riddell Davidson.
  10. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: James Davidson.
  11. [S3566] Tina Marie Hansen, "Tina Marie Hansen," e-mail message from email address withheld for privacy (Whitehorse, YK) to Rick Moffat, 10 Jan 2012, This researcher confirmed that James and Elizabeth Davidson are buried in the Cold Springs Pionéer Memorial Cemetery. SHe also indicated they can be found in the OCFA index.. Hereinafter cited as "Tina Marie Hansen."
  12. [S3893] Death of Francis Riddell, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, Nov 29, 1916, Page 1, column 2 viewed at http://www.library.illinois.edu/,, Death of Francis Riddell. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  13. [S6406] Fell Over Dead, Sterling Standard, Sterling, IL, Nov 25, 1916, Page 1, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Francis Riddell, Father of Mrs. C. E. Sagle, Stricken At Home in DeKalb;Note that this is a very poor image and there is some interpretation required. Hereinafter cited as Sterling Standard.
  14. [S1442] "ON Deaths, 1869-1946", online Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946: Name: James Davidson
    Informant: Mrs Fred Ford (daughter).
  15. [S1444] "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936", online Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935: Frederick W Ford & Elizabeth Riddell.
  16. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: James Francis Davidson. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  17. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: (this child was not named) Davidson.
  18. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Jessie Isabel Davidson.

John Riddell1,2

F, #18640, b. 1848
Father*Walter Riddell1,2 b. 10 Feb 1814, d. 22 Feb 1904
Mother*Mary Ann Herbert Renwick1,2 b. 28 Oct 1818, d. 1 Sep 1906
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited1 Feb 2012
     She died in Iowa, USAG.1 John was born in 1848 in Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Canada West, United Province of CanadaG.1,2

Census Data

     John Riddell appeared on the 1861 Canadian Census of Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Canada West in the household of her parents, Walter Riddell and Mary Riddell.2

Citations

  1. [S1151] Donna Renwick, "Descendents of Walter Riddell per Donna Renwick," e-mail message from confidential (unknown address) to Rick Moffat, Sept 7, 2005, John Riddle b: 1848 in Hamilton Twp., Ontario, Canada d: in
    Iowa. Hereinafter cited as "Desc W Riddell."
  2. [S3661] Walter Riddell household, January 14, 1861 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Hamilton, Northumberland, Canada West; Page 92, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C-1055-1056.