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Louis E. Riddle

Louis E. Riddle was born in Forestville, Minnesota, September 29, 1870, but spent his boyhood in the neighboring town of Excelsior, where he received his early education in the public schools.

     When it came time for him to decide upon a career, Mr. Riddle journeyed to Chicago, and entered the steam-heating business.  He began at the very bottom, working in the shops, and secured a thorough knowledge of heating mechanics.

     His firm finally sent him to New Orleans as an agent, and in 1898 he came to Kansas City as a western agent for the Western Paul Steam Heating Company.  His success was such that he decided to go into business for himself, and in 1901 he did so.  He handles a line of steam specialties, and has worked up a splendid business.

     Mr. Riddle is an enthusiastic member of the Kansas City Athletic Club, and is one of the Blue Diamond's crack athletes.  He is also a Mason, and belongs to the Commercial Club.
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