Searching on Ancestry.com today, I found a marriage record for James Still born 1910 to a Julie Riddle on 14 April 1931 in Deep Creek, Routt, Colorado
The 1930 US Census shows Uncle Jim, obviously single, still living in East Marlboro, Chester County, PA. The 1940 Census shows him living in Clark Township, Routt County, Colorado. The 1940 Census also reveals he lived there in 1935 as well but now his father, Pierson George Still, has moved out with him and Uncle Jim is single. In fact, it shows that the two of them are living by themselves on a farm.
I found land records for Uncle Jim, dated 15 September 1942 in Routt, Colorado. He received 649 acres on which to homestead. Whatever happened to that homestead land? I'll trace the land another time. For now, back to Julia ...
Julie Riddle is not easy to confirm. So, when I am stuck, I found timelines help.
1930 - Uncle Jim was still in Chester County, PA, so they had not yet met.
1931 - On 14 April, Uncle Jim and Julia Riddle were married.
1940 - He is single in Colorado; she is married in Missouri as a hired hand with an 8 year old son!
Billy Joe Still - my second cousin (Ancestry says he is my 1st cousin 1x removed) - was born 3 August 1931 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He attended Creighton High School, in Creighton, MO. Social Security records show he dies in February (what is it with my family and February?) 1990. He died in Albany, Gentry County, Missouri.
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