- Age: 81
- Interview Date: 7/18/1986
- Interviewer: Kevin Corley, University of Illinois at Springfield
- Interview Length: 55 minutes Sit Down Interview
- County: Christian
- Ola Ridley was born in Liberal, Missouri in 1905 and grew up on a farm there. When Ola was 21, she moved to St. Louis with her husband and eventually settled in Taylorville, Illinois where Mr. Ridley was a coal miner.