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Riddell, W. L.

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Riddell, W. L.
February 27, 2007 05:20PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., 1887,
Boone Co.

Editor and proprietor of the Boone County Recorder.
W. L. RIDDELL was born in Boone County, July 25, 1848. His father
was John Riddell, a native of Virginia, and a son of William Riddell.
John Riddell was born in 1804 and died in 1865; he was a farmer by
occupation and a Mason. He married Florence McKay, of Kenton County,
whose ancestors were from Pennsylvania. Mr. Riddell was reared on a
farm, and at the age of nineteen began teaching school, which occupation
he followed three years, then served as county clerk for one year, and
afterward as deputy sheriff for two years. He then engaged in the
retail grocery business for three years and in 1875 he began publishing
the Boone County Recorder, he being one of the founders of that paper,
which is now the only official paper in the county, and has a circulation
of 750. He was elected circuit clerk in 1880, and re-elected in 1886,
which position he still holds. In 1880 he married Miss Carrie Pace,
daughter of Robert Pace, of Kenton County. Mrs. Riddell was born in
1853, and is a member of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Riddell is a
member of the Masonic lodge and of the I.O.O.F., and is a leading spirit
in all enterprises that affect the good of his community.
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