989. John Cleveland HOFFA was born on 18 Feb 1871 in Cunot, Owens, IN. He died in 1920 in Madison, Jefferson, IN. He has reference number 07/122. He was a Coal driller.

He was married to Viola RIDDLE (daughter of Steve A. RIDDLE and Jeannetta BARTON) on 15 May 1909 in Parke Co., IN. Viola RIDDLE was born on 1 Jan 1890 in Mansfield, Clay, IN. She died on 23 Aug 1975 in Detroit, Wayne, MI. She was also known as Riddel. John Cleveland HOFFA and Viola RIDDLE had the following children:

child+1938 i. Jennetta P HOFFA was born on 6 Dec 1909 in Cunot, Owens, IN. 16 Dec 1909 on Birth records. She died on 24 Jan 1972 in Pontiac, Oakland, MI. She has reference number 08/0134.
child+1939 ii. William Henry (Billy) HOFFA was born on 14 May 1911 in Cunot, Owens, IN. He died on 9 Jul 1976 in Pontiac, Oakland, MI. He was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Royal Oak, MI. He was a Business Agent - Teamsters Local 614 in Pontiac, Oakland, MI. He has reference number 08/0135.
child+1940 iii. James Riddle HOFFA was born on 14 Feb 1913 in Brazil, Clay, IN. He was living in 1924 in Detroit, Wayne, MI. He was a Vice President of Local Union at Kroger Food Co. in 1932. fired froom Kroger in 1936
He was a became union organizer - Local 299 in 1947. He was a Teamster General Execative Board in 1952. He was a President of Teamsters in 1957. served time at the Lewisburg Penitenury 7 March 1967
Realsed froom prison 23 December 1971
He died on 30 Jul 1975 in Pontiac, Oakland, MI. disappeared in 1975 - presumed slain by crime heads and presumtive date of death 30 July 1982 for settlement of his estate.
He was educated quit school when 14 years old. He has reference number 08/0136. Viola9 Riddle (Stephen A.8, Mila7 Lawrence, Samuel6, Robert5, John4, John3, John2,
Robert1) was born in Mansfield, Clay, Indiana 1 January 1890.(4303) Viola died 2 November
1975 at 85 years of age.(4304)

She married John Cleveland Hoffa 15 May 1909 in Parke Co., Indiana.(4305) John was born 18
February 1882 in Owen County, Indiana.(4306) John died in 1920 in Brazil, Clay County,
Indiana, at 38 years of age.(4307)

Viola Riddle and John Cleveland Hoffa had the following children:

2140 i. Jennetta10 Hoffa (still alive).

2141 ii. Billy Hoffa (still alive).

+ 2142 iii. James Riddle Hoffa was born 14 February 1913.
child+1941 iv. Nancy M HOFFA (Private).

Home Return to Table of Contents