OF CALIFORNIA )
NINA CULVER DRYDEN, who first being duly sworn, on oath, deposes
That I was born January 10, 1870 near Ottumwa, Kansas and
am an American
Citizen and that I am the Aunt of Royal Raymond Rife and
that at the
time of the death of his Mother Ida May Rife,
when he was about 8 months
old, his Father brought him to me and raised him and
brought him up as
though he was mw own although I never legally adopted
him. He lived
with me continually from the time he was 8 months of age
until the year
1905 and I have been constantly in touch with him ever
The facts surrounding his birth, to the best of my
Belief are as follows;
Name at birth; Royal Raymond Rife Jr.
Place of birth; Elkhorn, Douglas County, Nebraska.
Date of birth: May 16, 1888.
Fathers name; Royal Raymond Rife Sr.
Place of Fathers birth; Ohio
Date of Fathers birth;
Fathers occupation at time of this child’s birth;
Mothers maiden name; Ida May Cheney. ( Now deceased)
Place of Mothers Birth; Cresion, Iowa
Date of Marriage of Royal Raymond Rife and Ida May
Place of Marriage; Fontanelle, Iowa.
This was the second child born to these parents, one
child having died
in infancy prior to the birth of Royal Raymond Rife Jr.
Both of these
Parents were of the white race and this child was a