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Dr Thomas Elam Riddle
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1838
Death: May 23, 1934

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CSA Veteran
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Thomas E. Riddle came to Texas from Tennessee as a young man and was engaged in farming and ranching while studying medicine. It was by long hard work that he prepared to take and successfully passed the medical examinations. Thus he proudly "hung out his shingle" and framed his certificate for his office. He was one of those rare individuals whose treatment included medicinal aids and prayer. Many of his medicines he prepared from plants, herbs and roots. These he carried with him in his saddle bag as he became a familiar figure moving mile after mile among the early day residents. Many long vigils were kept by this good man as he faithfully fulfilled the Hippocratic oath he had taken years before. Dr. Riddle served in the Confederate Army with McCord's Texas Cavalry, Company F, was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church, and was a Mason. It is probable that Dr. Riddle served Rockdale and its surrounding territory longer than any other doctor in the history of the town. His death occurred in 1934 and he is buried among many lifelong friends of yesteryears in the family cemetery. . . . from A History of Rockdale, Texas 1874-1974 edited by Mrs. Ida Jo Marshall (1903-1982)
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From his Texas certificate of death
Name: Dr. Thomas E. Riddle
Death Date: 23 May 1934
Death Place: Rockdale, Milam County, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: white
Death Age: 95 years 8 months 26 days
Birth Date: 02 Sep 1838
Birthplace: Tenn.
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: California Riddle
Father's Name: Tom Riddle
Occupation: Physican
Burial Place: Rockdale
Burial Date: 24 May 1934
Informant: Dr. H.K. Riddle, Carnete, Okla
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Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Narcissus J Murray Riddle (1834 - 1870)*
  California Perryman Riddle (1855 - 1938)*
 
 Children:
  Texana Riddle Lewis (1862 - 1906)*
  T J Riddle (1864 - 1902)*
  Edward Riddle (1867 - 1951)*
  Porter Rice Riddle (1870 - 1871)*
  Alice Riddle (1873 - 1915)*
  Ella Kate Riddle (1874 - 1888)*
  Joe Riddle (1876 - 1910)*
  Henry Scudder Riddle (1878 - 1965)*
  Lillie Belle Riddle Tumey (1880 - 1936)*
  Nannie Ada Riddle Moses (1882 - 1926)*
  Dill Riddle Senne (1884 - 1969)*
  Howe King Riddle (1890 - 1961)*
  Jack Hall Riddle (1891 - 1992)*
  John Riddle (1895 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
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Thomas E. Riddle
Co. F
McCord's
Tex. Cav.
C.S.A.
Sept. 2 1838
May 23, 1934
A sinner saved by
grace.

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Burial:
Riddle Cemetery
Rockdale (Milam County)
Milam County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: BeNotForgot
Record added: Nov 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62192001
Dr Thomas Elam Riddle
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Dr Thomas Elam Riddle
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Dr Thomas Elam Riddle
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