Biography of Maxwell M. Riddle
Cambria County, PA Biographies





Maxwell M. Riddle, the efficient and well known cashier of the Guaranty Commercial Acceptance Company, 606-607 U. S. National Bank Building, Johnstown, is a native of Pennsylvania. He was born May 6, 1888, at Burnside, Clearfield County, and is a son of David A. and Margaret (McKee) Riddle.

Both David A. and Margaret (McKee) Riddle were born in Clearfield County, Pa. He began life as a farmer there and later in life moved to Westover, Pa., where for 12 years he conducted an undertaking establishment. He then was connected with the school board of Windber, Pa., for two years, and in November, 1922, he and his wife removed to Glendale, California, where he is living retired. He is a Republican, a member of the Evangelical Church and the I. O. O. F. of Burnside, Pa. To Mr. and Mrs. Riddle five children were born: Lulu, married H. C. Zimmerman. He is deceased and buried in Braddock, Pa., and she resides in Glendale, Cal.; Ethel G., Glendale; Elizabeth O., married Ray E. Decamp, resides in Glendale, where he is an electrical engineer. Mrs. Decamp is a graduate of Albright College; Maxwell M., the subject of this sketch; and Nellie, deceased, buried in Westover, Pa.

Maxwell M. Riddle was educated in the public schools of Westover, Pa., and Anderson Business College, Altoona, Pa. After leaving business college he began his career as yard clerk and was made assistant yardmaster with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at Cresson, Pa., with whom he remained until January, 1924, when he came to Johnstown and accepted his present position.

On Nov. 1, 1917, Mr. Riddle was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth M. Ellenberger, daughter of G. W. and Ellen (Boyer) Ellenberger, of Johnstown. Mr. Ellenberger is president of the Guaranty Commercial Acceptance Company. Mr. and Mrs. Riddle have a son, Charles E., born July 22, 1921.

Mr. Riddle is a Republican and a member of the First Evangelical Church board of stewards. Fraternally he is affiliated with the Johnstown F. & A. M. No. 538; Williamsport Consistory, 32nd degree; I. O. O. F., Alma Lodge; past noble grand delegate to the Grand Lodge; and past chief patriarch of Cresson (Pa.) Encampment.


From:
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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