Tue, 6 Jun 2000 Kathy Ridlen
George Franklin Ridlen was my husband's grandfather. This information comes from records we have researched
and not from family history.
George F. Ridlen married Easter J. Ferris in Shelby Co. 17 Aug. 1889 Vol. 13 Page 457
Jemima E. Ridlen vs. George F. Ridlen - Complaint for a divorce & custody of child filed Nov. 2, 1891 - #13 No. 4256
2 children were born of this marriage
Amy Orpha Ridlen born 13 Aug. 1890 Vol. H-5 Page 4
She married Albert Swain in Shelby Co. 2 Sept. 1906 Vol. 18 page 369
Marriage application is Amy O. - Divorce of her parents lists her as Amy Orpha. I tried to get a 1913 death cert. for her (Hancock Co.) but there was no listing
She may have died in Shelby Co.
Edgar Delouris Ridlen born 20 Apr 1892 Vol. H-6 Page 9
He married Lottie May Colclazier 28 June 1917 in Hancock Co. Vol. C-13 p. 71
He died 23 July 1978 in Hancock Co., Ind. Bur. Asbury Cem. Morristown.
I have copies of all mar. lic., divorce papers, and Edgar's death cert. if
you need them.
Oscar Holding mar. Rebecca Williams Ridlin (should be Ridlen - she was widow of Abraham Ridlen and the mother of George F. Ridlen listed above) on 22 Aug. 1885 in Hancock Co. Ind. Vol. C-7 - p. 626
Jessie M. Holding born 29 June 1887 Vol. H-3 Page 21
Name from 1900 Indpls, Center Twp. Marion Co., Census page 194 Sheet 6
I do not have additional info on her.
Frank Ridlen (he dropped name George) married Matilda Blum in Indpls on 20 Sept. 1905. Son Meredith born Feb. 1907 and Frank died 29 May 1907 in Indpls. My husband is from this marriage. Frank bur Crown Hill Cem, Indpls. Rebecca Holding died in Indpls 16 Nov. 1919 and is bur. at Crown Hill Cem.
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