Feb. 1, 1907 Indianapolis Marion County Indiana, USA
Sep. 9, 1992 Lakeport Lake County California, USA
He was born the son of George Franklin "Frank" and Matilda Kunigunda "Tillie" (Blum) Ridlen.
He was first united in marriage to Ruth Belle Crider on June 13, 1925, in Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana. To this union, three children were born: Earl Louis Ridlen, Thurman Lloyd, and Donald Meredith Ridlen. This marriage ended in divorce in the late 1940's.
He then married Zella I. (Bradshaw) ?.
He was a mailman for many years. He died in Lakeport, Lake County, California, cause of death was listed as Cardiovascular Collapse caused by Carcinoma Lung. He was buried on September 11, 1992.