Birth October 9, 1853 32 30
Publication: before 1976
Birth of a brotherJohn Hoxey Riddle
September 15, 1855 (Age 23 months)
Publication: unknown date
Birth of a brotherSeymour Alfonso Riddle
December 29, 1858 (Age 5)
Publication: before 1976
Birth of a sisterOlive Delila Riddle
April 8, 1865 (Age 11)
Publication: 10 January 1947
MarriageGeorge EdmondsView family
about 1873 (Age 19)

Publication: 1930
Birth of a son
#1
Francis Edmonds
March 27, 1873 (Age 19)

Publication: 18 Nov 2008
Birth of a son
#2
Francis Edmonds
March 27, 1875 (Age 21)
Publication: 1944
Birth of a son
#3
Francis Edmonds
April 8, 1876 (Age 22)
Publication: 26 May 2009
Birth of a son
#4
Lewis E. Edmonds
September 16, 1877 (Age 23)
Publication: 1995
Birth of a son
#5
Joseph Enis Edmonds
February 16, 1880 (Age 26)
Publication: 18 Nov 2008
Publication: 1995
Note: His cemetery marker gives his birth year as 1881.
Birth of a son
#6
Joseph Enis Edmonds
1881 (Age 27)

Publication: 1995
Anecdote June 24, 1885 (Age 31)
Note: On June 24, 1885, Laura made a Pre-emption Declaratory Statement under the Act of 1841 for the SE/4 of Section 22, T3N, R29W in Red Willow County, NE. In August, she made Final Proof and paid a cash entry fee of $200.
Anecdote January 19, 1889 (Age 35)
Note: On January 19, 1889, Laura received the patent to her claim.
Anecdote April 30, 1892 (Age 38)

Note: On April 30, 1892, Laura filed a homestead application at the McCook, NE land office for lands in Hayes County, Nebraska.
Death of a fatherJohn Davis Riddle
August 16, 1896 (Age 42)
Publication: unknown date
Birth of a daughter
#7
Grace Riddle
August 30, 1896 (Age 42)
Publication: 1976
Publication: 21 June 1976
Note: Her obituary incorrectly states that she was born in Hyannis, NE. She grew up there but was born on her mother's homestead near Palisade.
Anecdote January 30, 1899 (Age 45)
Note: Laura received a patent on the NW/4 of Section 33, Township 5 North, Range 33 West
Occupation
a farmer
1900 (Age 46)

Publication: 1900
Death of a motherOlive Hall Dunbar
June 1, 1902 (Age 48)
Note: Heart failure
Anecdote January 1904 (Age 50)

Note: Laura had been working for L. H. Lawton in Palisade. He suggested that she homestead on land in Dundy County that had become available under the recently enacted Kincaid Act.
Anecdote June 28, 1904 (Age 50)
Note: On June 28, 1904, Laura applied for a homestead in Dundy County, Nebraska. She was very poor and had to work where she could for a living while holding this homestead. She did not even have a team of horses to start with, and bought a horse at a time. She worked for Cyrus Smith of Palisade in return for a wagon and harness.
Anecdote September 15, 1910 (Age 56)

Note: B. H. Bush of Palisade wrote a letter to the Land Office regarding Laura's homestead entry. He claimed that prior to 1909 she visited the homestead only sporadically, spending the remainder of her time living with L. H. Lawton, a married man who was separated from his wife. He said Laura Riddle was not considered very bright in the neighborhood and appeared to be totally under the control of said Lawton.
Anecdote June 29, 1911 (Age 57)
Note: The 7th Field Division of the General Land Office withheld Laura's Final Certificate for a patent on lands in Dundy Co., NE, pending an investigation of the validity of her claim.
Anecdote December 16, 1912 (Age 59)

Publication: 13 July 2009
Note: Upon favorably completing an investigation into the validity of her claim, the General Land Office in Lincoln, NE issued Patent 305252 to Laura for her claim in Dundy Co., NE.
Death of a brotherIsaac Newton Riddle
December 24, 1915 (Age 62)

Publication: Spring 1983
Marriage of a childOwen Herbert ReedGrace RiddleView family
April 18, 1918 (Age 64)
Publication: 18 April 1918
Publication: 21 June 1976
Death of a sisterTamson Rebecca Riddle
March 20, 1922 (Age 68)
Publication: 1922
Burial of a sisterTamson Rebecca Riddle
March 22, 1922 (Age 68)
Publication: 1922
Anecdote 1926 (Age 72)

Publication: 8 Sep 1933
Note: She returned to Palisade from Dundy County.
Death of a sisterTheodocia Orlinda Riddle
March 10, 1929 (Age 75)
Publication: 1929
Burial of a sisterTheodocia Orlinda Riddle
March 13, 1929 (Age 75)
Publication: 1929
Death of a brotherEthan Henry Riddle
January 1931 (Age 77)
Publication: 13 Jan 1931
Cause of Death September 2, 1933 (on the date of death)

Publication: 1933
Note: cerebral hemorrhage
Description
a big woman, tall and robust

Publication: 19 June 1995
Death September 2, 1933 (Age 79)
Publication: 1933
Publication: 1995
Burial September 3, 1933 (1 day after death)
Publication: 1933
Publication: 1995
Probate August 6, 1934 (11 months after death)
Publication: 1934
Family with parents - View family
father
mother
 
Marriage: January 12, 1843Summit County, Ohio
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
22 months
23 months
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Seymour Alfonso Riddle
Birth: December 29, 1858 37 35Michigan
Death: October 29, 1934Columbus Hospital, Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana
6 years
younger sister
Family with George Edmonds - View family
husband
 
Marriage: about 1873
3 months
son
Francis Edmonds
Birth: March 27, 1873 24 19
Death: July 25, 194415 miles SE of Calvert, in the Lewis & Clark National Forest, Cascade Co., Montana
5 years
son
Lewis E. Edmonds
Birth: September 16, 1877 28 23Leonidas, St. Joseph County, Michigan
Death: November 23, 1935in the home of Mrs. L. Fugate, Palisade, Hitchcock County, Nebraska
2 years
son
Joseph Enis Edmonds
Birth: February 16, 1880 31 26Michigan
Death: January 3, 1956Stratton Community Hospital, Stratton, Hitchcock County, Nebraska
Family with Unknown - View family
husband
daughter

BirthJohn Davis Riddle family Bible pages, Family Info: John Davis Riddle family data, Present Owner: Teri Reed Hjelmstad, Location: Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Publication: before 1976
MarriageLaura Riddle household, 1930, Record Type: U.S. Census, Household: Laura Riddle household, Record Info: population schedule, Palisade, ED 44-11, SD 9, sheet 4A, dwelling 84, family 85, Film: micropublication series T626, roll 1283
Publication: 1930
AnecdoteRecords of the Bureau of Land Management, Series: General Land Entry Files, Record Group: Record Group 49, Document: Pre-Emption Claim, File Name: Laura Riddle, File Number: No. 1512
AnecdoteRecords of the Bureau of Land Management, Series: General Land Entry Files, Record Group: Record Group 49, Document: Pre-Emption Claim, File Name: Laura Riddle, File Number: No. 1512
AnecdoteRecords of the Bureau of Land Management, Series: Homestead Entry Case Files, Record Group: Record Group 49, Document: Homestead Application, File Name: Laura Riddle, File Number: No. 10159
AnecdoteRecords of the Bureau of Land Management, Series: Homestead Entry Case Files, Record Group: Record Group 49, Document: Homestead Application, File Name: Laura Riddle, File Number: No. 10159
OccupationLaura Riddle household, 1900, Hayes Co., NE, Record Type: U.S. census, Household: Laura Riddle household, Record Info: population schedule, Hopewell Precinct, ED 106, no Supervisor's District, sheet 7A, dwelling 114, family 114, Film: micropublication series T623, roll 930
Publication: 1900
AnecdoteRecords of the Bureau of Land Management, Series: Homestead case entry files, Record Group: Record Group 49, Document: Homestead Application, File Name: Laura Riddle, File Number: No. 13053
AnecdoteRecords of the Bureau of Land Management, Series: Homestead case entry files, Record Group: Record Group 49, Document: Homestead Application, File Name: Laura Riddle, File Number: No. 13053
AnecdoteRecords of the Bureau of Land Management, Series: Homestead case entry files, Record Group: Record Group 49, Document: Homestead Application, File Name: Laura Riddle, File Number: No. 13053
AnecdoteRecords of the Bureau of Land Management, Series: Homestead case entry files, Record Group: Record Group 49, Document: Homestead Application, File Name: Laura Riddle, File Number: No. 13053
AnecdoteRecords of the Bureau of Land Management, Series: Homestead case entry files, Record Group: Record Group 49, Document: Homestead Application, File Name: Laura Riddle, File Number: No. 13053
AnecdotePalisade Times: Mrs. Lora Riddle Dies Saturday Night, Location: Palisade, Nebraska, Page: page 1
Publication: 8 Sep 1933
Cause of DeathLora Riddle death record, Record Type: Certificate of Death, Name Of Person: Lora Riddle, Number: D 9163
Publication: 1933
Name1860 U.S. census
NameOlive Dunbar Riddle Bible
NameLaura Riddle cemetery marker, Record Type: cemetery marker, Name Of Person: Riddle, Laura Ruamy, Reader: Teri Reed Hjelmstad
Publication: 1995
DescriptionUngles Interview, Interviewer: Teri Reed Hjelmstad, Informant Address: Palisade, Nebraska
Publication: 19 June 1995
DeathLora Riddle death record, Record Type: Certificate of Death, Name Of Person: Lora Riddle, Number: D 9163
Publication: 1933
DeathLaura Riddle cemetery marker, Record Type: cemetery marker, Name Of Person: Riddle, Laura Ruamy, Reader: Teri Reed Hjelmstad
Publication: 1995
BurialLora Riddle death record, Record Type: Certificate of Death, Name Of Person: Lora Riddle, Number: D 9163
Publication: 1933
BurialLaura Riddle cemetery marker, Record Type: cemetery marker, Name Of Person: Riddle, Laura Ruamy, Reader: Teri Reed Hjelmstad
Publication: 1995
ProbateIn the Matter of the Estate of Laura Riddle, Name Of Person: Laura Riddle, Series: Case No. 14-253
Publication: 1934
Anecdote
On June 24, 1885, Laura made a Pre-emption Declaratory Statement under the Act of 1841 for the SE/4 of Section 22, T3N, R29W in Red Willow County, NE. In August, she made Final Proof and paid a cash entry fee of $200.
Anecdote
On January 19, 1889, Laura received the patent to her claim.
Anecdote
On April 30, 1892, Laura filed a homestead application at the McCook, NE land office for lands in Hayes County, Nebraska.
Anecdote
Laura received a patent on the NW/4 of Section 33, Township 5 North, Range 33 West
Anecdote
Laura had been working for L. H. Lawton in Palisade. He suggested that she homestead on land in Dundy County that had become available under the recently enacted Kincaid Act.
Anecdote
On June 28, 1904, Laura applied for a homestead in Dundy County, Nebraska. She was very poor and had to work where she could for a living while holding this homestead. She did not even have a team of horses to start with, and bought a horse at a time. She worked for Cyrus Smith of Palisade in return for a wagon and harness.
Anecdote
B. H. Bush of Palisade wrote a letter to the Land Office regarding Laura's homestead entry. He claimed that prior to 1909 she visited the homestead only sporadically, spending the remainder of her time living with L. H. Lawton, a married man who was separated from his wife. He said Laura Riddle was not considered very bright in the neighborhood and appeared to be totally under the control of said Lawton.
Anecdote
The 7th Field Division of the General Land Office withheld Laura's Final Certificate for a patent on lands in Dundy Co., NE, pending an investigation of the validity of her claim.
Anecdote
Upon favorably completing an investigation into the validity of her claim, the General Land Office in Lincoln, NE issued Patent 305252 to Laura for her claim in Dundy Co., NE.
Anecdote
She returned to Palisade from Dundy County.
Cause of Death
cerebral hemorrhage
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