Laverna E RIDDLE Dale A RIDDLE Dema Wil FARMER Mini tree diagram

Everett Edward RIDDLE1,2,3,4,7,5,6,8

4th Aug 18881,2,3,4,5,6 - 6th Apr 19634,6

Life History

4th Aug 1888

Born in Pierce City, Missouri.1,2,3,4,5,6

18th Dec 1911

Married Dema Wil FARMER in Benton County, Arkansas.7

about 1918

Birth of daughter Laverna E RIDDLE in West Branch, Cedar, Iowa.1,5

about 1923

Birth of son Dale A RIDDLE in Oklahoma.5,2

before 1940

Death of daughter Laverna E RIDDLE in Whittier, Los Angeles, California.2

6th Apr 1963

Died in San Joaquin County, California.4,6


  • Census sources report Everett was born in Missouri, as was his wifeDema.  They married in Benton County, northwest Arkansas, thenmoved onto Oklahoma.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    E E Riddle
    Gender: Male
    Age 23, Birth Year abt 1888
    Residence: Bentonville, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Dema Farmer
    Spouse's Gender: Female
    Spouse's Age 20
    Spouse's Residence Pea Ridge, Arkansas
    Marriage 18 Dec 1911 Benton County
    Marriage License Date: 18 Dec 1911

    In 1917 Everett registerd for the WWI draft, using his full name,Everett Edward Riddle.  This record also provides us with his birthplace.

    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Everett Edward Riddle
    Residence West Branch, Cedar County, Iowa
    Birth 4 Aug 1888 Pierce City, Missouri
    Married, Sole Support of Wife
    Self-Employed Carpenter West Branch, Iowa
    Tall, Slender, Brown Eyes, Light Hair
    Registerd 5 June 1917 West Branch, Cedar County, Iowa
    Signed Everett Edward Riddle

    In the 1920 census, he was enumerated under his middle name, slightlymisspelled.

    1920 Federal Census, Cedar County, Iowa, 9 January, West Branch,District 43, page 6B,  Hse #155, Fam #165
    Riddle, Eduard Head  Owns F W 31 MO IA IA Carpenter [abt 1890]
    Riddle, Dema W Dau F W 28 MO TN MO [abt 1891]
    Riddle, Laverna E Dau F W 2 Utah Wisconsin England [abt 1917]

    Everett and Dema were in Whittier, California, at least by 1926, whenthey appear in the city directory.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Whittier City, Rivera and Suburban Directory, 1926, p 191
    Riddle Everett E (Dema W) carp h 325 E Penn

    1930 Federal Census, Los Angeles County, California, 9 April,Whittier, District 1552, page 2A, Hse #41, Fam #44
    Riddle, Everett E Head Rents $35,000 M W 40 First married at age 23 MOIA IA Carpenter
    Riddle, Dema W Wife F W 38 First married at age 20 MO MO TN
    Riddle, Laverna E Dau F W 12 IA MO MO
    Riddle, Dale A Son M W 7 OK MO MO

    1940 Federal Census, Los Angeles County, California, 9 April,Whittier, District 19-815-A, page 3A, 515 N Comstock, Hse #69, Owns$3000
    Riddle, Everett E Head M W 50 Married Grade 8 b Missouri Same place in1935 No Occup
    Riddle, Dema Wife F W 47 Married Grade H-3 b Missouri Same place in1935
    Riddle, Dale A Son M W 17 Single Grade H-3 b Okla Same place in 1935Newsboy
    Jenkins, Sherry D Dau F W 3 Grade 0 b California No location rptd in1935

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    Evrett E Riddle
    Gender: Male
    Birth 4 Aug 1888 Missouri
    Death 6 Apr 1963 San Joaquin County
    Mother's Maiden Name: Doty
    Social Security #565206282

    Social Security Death Index
    Everett Riddle
    Born 4 Aug 1888
    Died Apr 1963
    SSN 565-20-6282 issued California (Before 1951)


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