Ruth cell

Birth and Death

Ruth is reportedly the daughter of Viola Cole and raised by Hettie as her own. She was born February 10, 1893 according to the 1900 census and 1894 on other documents.

Ruth died one day after her birthday February 11th, 1988. She had lived with complications of a stroke for many years. She passed after a previous (ten months) heart attack weakened her . Her final cause of death was sepsis.

She is buried in Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago , Illinois.

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Marriage

Ruth was married to Ike Riddle who was killed because he took cotton to a "white" area of Arkansas to sell. According to oral history Ruth crawled through the field that her husband was executed in then hid in the bales to escape from harm. Her two brothers; Matt and Jim came to escort her and the children back to Kemper County. This was about 1918.
Ruth married secondly James Taylor who died on 29 Feb 1936. Her last husband was Mr. Moore. She spent most of her life in Illinois.
Ruth had three children with Ike Riddle, Sr.

Children

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Spouse: Ike Riddle, Sr.
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Spouse: James Taylor
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Spouse: Mr. Moore
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Children
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1 F: Gurtherine Estelle Riddle
Birth: 9-18-1912
LIVING at 105 Years!
Spouse: Ried
Spouse: Booker T. Fitzgerald
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2 F: Ethel Carline "Tiny" Riddle
Birth: 10-29-1914
Died: March 2014
Spouse: Simmons
Spouse: Grady
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3 M: Ike Riddle Jr.
Birth: 14 Dec 1915
Death: 16 Mar 2000
Spouse: Eloise
Spouse: Geraldine

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