220.127.116.11. Mary Adams Riddell (1883-unknown)The lives of Mary Adams Riddell and her husband, Robert James Dalziell, will be covered in future posts.
18.104.22.168. Martha Muir Riddell (1885-unknown)Martha Muir Riddell was born on 23 February 1885 at the family home at 43 Chapel Street in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She was the second child of Oswald Dykes and Annie (Cowie) Riddell. In 1891 she lived with her parents and siblings at 48 St. John Street in Old Monkland Parish.
It is possible that in 1901 she was a servant in the home of Harold Robinson, a butcher, who lived and worked in Derby, England. The address was 58 Omaston Road. If it was our Martha Muir Riddell, she was listed on the census document as Martha M. Riddell, Servant, Single, 16 years old, House Servant, born in Scotland.
We know Martha lived with her parents and some of her siblings at 5 Academy Street, in Coatbridge and worked in her parents' restaurant as a waitress in 1911.
She disappeared from the records after that time. It is possible she died in Sussex, England. There is a tantalizing obituary which appeared in the Andrews newspaper index card, 1790-1976, which stated:
RIDDELL, MARTHA MAIR RIDDELL, otherwise MARTHA RIDDELL, spinster, late of 79, Sackville Road, Hove, Sussex, died at Lewes, Sussex, on 3rd March, 1969. (Estate about 70 pounds.)
22.214.171.124. Annie Riddell (1887-unknown)The life of Annie Riddell will be covered in a future post.
126.96.36.199. Henrietta Riddell (1889-unknown)The lives of Henrietta Riddell and her husbands, Oswald Dykes Riddell Dick and John Rennie, will be covered in future posts.
188.8.131.52. Janet Cowie Riddell (1891-unknown)The lives of Janet Cowie Riddell and her husband, Arthur McDonald Smith, will be covered in future posts.
184.108.40.206. John Riddell (1893-unknown)The lives of John Riddell and his wife, Mary Lothin Forsyth, will be covered in future posts.
220.127.116.11. Isabella Cowie Riddell (1897-1979)The lives of Isabella Cowie Riddell and her husband, James Davidson Forman, will be covered in future posts.
1891 Scotland Census, 05/04/1891 Riddell Oswald D (Census 1891 652/02 030/00 013)
1891 Scotland Census, Parish: Old Monkland; ED: 30; Page: 13; Line: 17; Roll: CSSCT1891_320
1901 Scotland Census, 31/03/1901 Riddell Oswald (Census 1901 652/02 027/00 014)
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Aberdeen; ED: 7; Page: 20; Line: 8; Roll: CSSCT1901_84
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Old Monkland; ED: 27; Page 14; Line: 22; Roll: CSSCT1901_348
1901 England Census, Clas RG13; Piece: 3213; Folio: 137; Page: 29
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Riddell Oswald Dykes (Census 1911 652/02 033/00 012)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1885 Riddell, Martha Muir (Statutory Birth 651/01 0112)
UK, Andrews Newspaper Index Cards, 1790-1976, 1969 Riddell, Martha Mair