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William Fowler RIDDELL
Cora Ophelia E. WEDEKIND
Husband:  William Fowler "Bill" RIDDELL / RIDDLE / RIDDEL
Birth:  6 Sep 1896, Burnet Co., TX
Death:  19 Sep 1941, TX
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Robert D. RIDDELL, b. 10 Aug 1855, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, SCT; d. 12 Jun 1908, Burnet Co., TX
Mother:  Jenet / Jennett / Janet / Jeanette ORR, b. 7 Dec 1858/9, SCT; d. 28 Dec 1932, Burnet Co., TX; m. 22 Feb 1881, Travis Co., TX
Marriage:  1921/2, Blanco Co., TX
Wife:  Cora Ophelia E. WEDEKIND
Birth:  29 Mar 1900, Blanco Co., TX
Death:  11 Mar 1985, Hillsboro, Washington Co., OR
Other Spouse:  m2. prob. aft. 1947, Jewell Raymond WILLIS
Father:  William Levi "Will" WEDEKIND (1874-1929), of TX
Mother:  Margaret "Maggie" KELLOGG (1875-1959), of TX
born in NE:
1.  Norman L. RIDDELL, b. 1924/5

born in WY, presumably in Raven Creek Pct., Weston Co., WY:
2.  Robert Dow RIDDELL, b. 11 Dec 1926; d. 27 Aug 1986
3.  William D. RIDDELL, b. 1929/30

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; Scotland; USA, US, United States, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas, Wyoming


1.  Blanco County, Texas - Marriage Index (online in the Archives of USGenWeb; contributed by Wanda Qualls):
Riddell, Bill Wedekind, Cora Ophelia Book 4 Page 23

2.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
William Fowler RIDDELL
Birth: 06 Sep 1896, Burnet, Texas
Death: 19 Sep 1941, Texas
Father: Robert D RIDDELL; Mother: Janet ORR
Source: patron submission
Spouse: Jeanette ORR
Marriage: 22 Feb 1881, Travis, Texas
Source: patron submission
Birth: 10 Aug 1854, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
Death: 12 Jun 1908, Burnet, Texas
Marriage: 1880, Lanark, Scotland
Spouse: Janet ORR
Birth: 07 Dec 1858, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
Death: 28 Dec 1932, Burnet, Texas
Source: patron submission
Based on the 1900 census, Robert immigrated in 1879 and Janet immigrated in 1880, which is consistent with a later marriage in Texas and which raises the question of whether Janet was actually from Glasgow, which may have been an assumption.  Also based on the 1900 census, all of Robert & Janet's children were born in Texas; that is, their eldest child was not born in Scotland as shown in the IGI

3.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  William RIDDLE (æ 3, b. Sep 1896, TX) is living in Burnet Co., TX (p. 268A), with his parents, Robert RIDDLE (æ 44, b. Aug 1855, Scotland; immigrated 1879) & Jenett (æ 40, b. Dec 1859, Scotland; immigrated 1880).  Cora O.E. WEDEKIND (æ 2/12, b. Mar 1900, TX) is living in Blanco Co., TX (p. 104B), with her parents, William L. WEDEKIND (æ 26, b. Jan 1874, TX) & Maggie (æ 24, b. Dec 1875, TX), et al.

1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Willie RIDDELL (æ 13, b. TX) is living in Blanco Co., TX (p. 210B), with his widowed mother, Jennett RIDDELL (æ 52, Scotland), plus siblings.  Cora WEDEKIND (æ 10, b. TX) is living in Blanco Co., TX (p. 215A), with her parents, William L. WEDEKIND (æ 36, p. TX) & Maggie (æ 34, TX), plus siblings.

5.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  William RIDDELL (æ 25, b. TX) is living in Llano Co., TX (p. 35B), with his widowed mother, Jenett RIDDELL (æ 61, b. Scotland), plus siblings.  Cora O. WEDEKIND (æ 19, b. TX) is living in Blanco Co., TX (p. 16A), with her parents, William L. WEDEKIND (æ 45, b. TX) & Margrett (æ 44, b. TX), plus siblings.

6.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 3):  Raven Creek Precinct (Election District 12), Weston Co., WY, Roll 2625, p. 237B, SN 1B, ED 23-12, SD 2, enumerated 3 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30 32
19 20 Riddell William F Head O Y M W 33 M 25 N Y TX Sct Sct Y Farmer Farm O Y N 18
    _______ Cora W Wife     F W 30 M 22 N Y TX TX TX Y None          
    _______ Norman L Son     M W  5 S   N   NE TX TX   None          
    _______ R Dow Son     M W  3 ?/12 S   N   WY TX TX   None          
    _______ William D Son     M W  ?/12 S   N   WY TX TX   None          

7.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com):
Name Birth Death SSN Issued
Robert D RIDDELL 11 Dec 1926 27 Aug 1986 455-34-2034 TX

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

9.  Email from Bob Wilson.

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