Born: March 4, 1867, De­Kalb Coun­ty, Al­a­ba­ma.

Died: Au­gust 7, 1956, Mount Plea­sant, Tex­as.

Buried: Con­cord Ce­me­te­ry, Om­a­ha, Tex­as.


Green was the son of Ben­ja­min Frank­lin Rid­dle and Sar­ah Car­ter, and hus­band of Inor R. Del­ia Booz­er.

An au­thor, com­pos­er, and teach­er, Rid­dle at­tend­ed his first sing­ing school in 1881, and soon learned all that was taught by the pri­ma­ry teach­ers of his na­tive state.

He stu­died a short while with John D. Pat­ton and Ru­fus H. Cor­ne­li­us, and at­tend­ed four ses­sions of An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter’s South­ern Nor­mal Mu­sic­al In­sti­tute in War­ren, Ar­kan­sas (1893); Oma­ha, Tex­as (1899 & 1901); and Her­e­ford, Tex­as (1903), where he re­ceived his di­plo­ma.

He be­gan teach­ing in 1889, and his first mu­sic was pub­lished in 1899. He was a mem­ber of the Bap­tist Church, and a stock­hold­er in the Sho­wal­ter-Pat­ton Com­pa­ny.



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