Obituary – Isaiah Riddle
Contributed to Genealogy Pit Stop
By Bonnie Baker Ryan
From East Liverpool Paper
Died Oct. 2, 1924
DEATH COME TO WELL KNOWN EAST LIVERPOOL DIPPER
“Jerry” Riddle, 56, Succumbs to Complications After Brief Illness.
Was Trustee and Past Officer of Dipper’s Local No. 18
Isaiah Riddle, more familiarly known to East Liverpool potters as “Jerry”, who learned his trade as a dipper in England, where he was born and grew to young manhood, died at his home at 1104 Riverview Street last Thursday evening, following a brief but acute illness of a complication of diseases.
He had made his home here for more than 25 years, and at the time he was stricken, was working at the Potters Co-operative plant, once known as the “Dresden.” At other stages of his career he had worked at the New End of the Knowles, Taylor and Knowles Potteries Company, and at the old National Pottery, on the River Road. He was recognized by all of his employers as a very efficient and a dependable workman, and was held in the highest esteem by fellow workmen and associates alike. He had been a trustee and past officer of the Dippers’ Local No. 18 for a number of years, and was loyal at all times to his local union and to the Brotherhood. Both inside and outside the organization his death is lamented as that of a worthy type of husband, father, citizen and friend.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, of which he had been a communicant and regular worshipper, the Rev. Lionel C. Diffored, rector, officiating. Interment was made in Riverview Cemetery. The pallbearers were Thos. Hancock, John Dimmock, William Pittinger, W. H. Moore, William Rhue and Mr. Crawford