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218. Ada Mae BURCHFIELD was born on 12 July 1889 in Uniontown, Crawford County, Arkansas.210,211 She died on 20 December 1975 at the age of 86 in Longview, Gregg County, Texas. She was buried on 22 December 1975 in Grace Hill Cemetery, Longview, Gregg County, Texas.

Ada appears in a picture taken at Grandma Comstock's birthday party about 1949. JoEllen also had a Christmas card from Charles & Ada in 1962 with their picture at what appears to be a 50th Anniversary party. Mrs. C. A. Riddle, a cousin, was one of the servers at the 50th Anniversary of my grandparents, Kenney & Nora Comstock; she was my grandfather's 1st cousin.
She does not appear with her family in the 1900 Census as an infant.

Texas Death Certificate: #90280
Ada Mae Riddle died 20 Dec 1975 at the Holiday Lodge Nursing Home, Longview, Gregg, TX. Her residence was 1301 Eden Drive - she had lived in Longview for 45 years. She was a widow, born 12 Jul 1889 in Arkansas - age 86 at death. Father was Tom Birchfield; mother Eta Wood. Mrs. Mack Jackson, her daughter Ruth, was the informant. Ada died of hemiplegia, left side - presumable she had a stroke. Buried Grace Hill Cemetery, Longview, on 22 Dec 1975.

Ada Mae BURCHFIELD and Charles A. RIDDLE were married on 5 January 1908 in Crawford County, Arkansas.69,211 Charles A. RIDDLE, son of William Henry RIDDLE and Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" RAINWATER, was born in January 1888 in Arkansas.211,212 He died in 1964 at the age of 76 in Longview, Gregg County, Texas.

1910 Census. Long Twp, Sequoyah Co, OK, Hh 42
C. A. Riddle, age 32, married one time for 8 years, b. AR, Laborer, odd jobs
R. V., wife, age 23, 3 children - 1 is living, b. AR
P. H., son, 17 months, b. Oklahoma

1920 Census. Sequoyah Co, OK, Long Twp, Sheet 1B, Family 12
C. A. Riddle, age 31, b. AR as were both parents. Ada, wife, age 30.
Chester, age 10. Ralph age 7. Ruth age 4. Preston age 2. All the children born in Arkansas.

1930 Census. Creek Co, OK, Bristow, Sheet 2A, Hh 20
Charles A. Riddle, age 42, married at age 19. Ada, wife, age 40.
Ralph 17. Ruth 14. Charles A. J. age 9, born in Oklahoma.

1940 Census. Justice Prec 6, Kilgore, Gregg Co, TX
Living at 100 Bell Street, Hh 310. Lived same place in 1935.
Charley Riddle, 53, b. AR, foreman, road construction
Ada, wife, 51, b. AR
Ralph, son, 27, b. AR, attendant, filling station
Charles, son, 19, b. OK, salesman, wholesale dairy

C. A. Riddle is buried Grace Hill Cemetery, Longview, Gregg Co, TX.

Ada Mae BURCHFIELD and Charles A. RIDDLE had the following children:

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Chester Albert RIDDLE was born on 27 December 1909 in Arkansas.211 He died on 22 September 1976 at the age of 66 in Longview, Gregg County, Texas. He was buried on 24 September 1976 in Kilgore Cemetery, Kilgore, Gregg County, Texas.

Age 4/12 at time of 1910 Census.

Texas Death Certificate #75624
Chester Albert Riddle died 22 Sep 1976, Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview, Gregg Co, TX. His residence was 209 E. North, Kilgore, in the same county. He was born 27 Dec 1909, in Arkansas, age 66 at death. He was divorced. Occupation: Transportation, Driver. Father was C. A. Riddle, mother Ada Birchfield. The informant was Mrs. Mack Jackson, his sister. Immediate cause of death was respiratory failure due to pneumonia but he also had peptic ulcer disease and cirrhosis of the liver. Buried Kilgore Cemetery on 24 Sep 1976

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Ralph Maurice RIDDLE was born on 20 March 1913 in Arkansas. He died on 28 February 1976 at the age of 62 in Longview, Gregg County, Texas. He was buried on 1 March 1976 in Kilgore Cemetery, Kilgore, Gregg County, Texas.

Texas Death Certificate #19115
Ralph Maurice Riddle died on 28 Feb 1976, in the Good Shepherd Hospital, Longview, Gregg Co, TX. His residence was 745 1/2 S. Green in Longview where he had lived for 40 years. Ralph was born 20 Mar 1913, age 62 at death; he was divorced. He was a retired taxi and bus driver. Father was C. A. Riddle; his mother Ada Birchfield. The informant was sister Mrs. Mack Jackson. Ralph died of carcinoma of the left mandible. he was buried Kilgore City Cemetery, 1 Mar 1976.

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Ruth RIDDLE was born on 2 April 1915 in Arkansas. She died on 3 April 2011 at the age of 96 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas. She was buried in Grace Hill Cemetery, Longview, Gregg County, Texas.

Ruth signed the register at Kenney Comstock's funeral as Ruth Riddle Jackson. She is also in the family reunion picture on Grandma Comstock's birthday, 1948.

Ruth had lived in Longview since 1932.
She was a homemaker and a active member of Woodland Christian Church where she had served as an Elder and a member of the board.
She was a member of the Junior League since 1943, a member of the Longview Garden Club and the Longview Museum of Arts.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Mack Jackson, her parents, three brothers and a nephew.

Mack Jackson was born 1908, died 1 Mar 1988 in Longview and is buried Grace Hill Cemetery with Ruth.

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Preston RIDDLE was born in 1918 in Arkansas.

Preston probably died as a child. He was not with the family in the 1930 census.

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Charles A. J. RIDDLE was born in 1921 in Oklahoma.