John was a son of Alexander and Alice (Pilmer) Liddle. He first married Mary E. Barnes in Jennings county 10 May 1879. They were the parents of Harvey Webster and Lloyd Arthur. John married Harriett E. Hendricks on 10 Sep 1891, in Jennings county, Indiana. He married the third time to Mary C. Whitsix on 10 May 1893 in Scott county, Indiana. They were the parents of Gladys C. and Clifford C.