John Riddle was born on April 5, 1857 in Little Silver, NJ. He worked most of his life as a farmer. He married Lucy Coles in 1880. They had 6 children. Anna Mabel Riddle was his fifth child.
When he retired, he moved to Red Bank, NJ and lived at the foot of Hudson
Avenue, just down the street from his daughter Anna Mabel and her husband
John Henry White. In his retirement, he worked during the summer pushing
a lawn mower over the estate that covered most of Tower Hill in Red Bank.
He died on May 27, 1933.