Mabel Gertrude Richie

2 December 1896–23 March 1925 (Age 28)
Searcy, White, Arkansas, United States

The Life Summary of Mabel Gertrude

When Mabel Gertrude Richie was born on 2 December 1896, in Searcy, White, Arkansas, United States, her father, Monroe James Richie, was 35 and her mother, Mary Jane Finch, was 29. She married Henry Oliver Downey on 17 September 1913, in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Gray Township, White, Arkansas, United States in 1910. She died on 23 March 1925, in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Oliver Downey
1882–1949
Mabel Gertrude Richie
1896–1925
Marriage: 17 September 1913
Dorothy Marie Downey
1915–1978
Willet Oliver Downey
1916–2002
Woodrow Wilson Downey
1919–1920
Mary Lucille Downey Elliott
1921–1970

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 September 1913Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 2
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice
    Age 8
    Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 10
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Ritchie .Americanized form of Swiss German Rütschi, Rütsche, or Rüetschi (see Ritchey ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Ritchie
    Richison

    Sources (8)

    • Mable G Richie in household of Monroe Richie, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Mabel Downey in entry for John William Roberts and Dorothy Downey, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Mebel Downey in entry for Henry Oliver Downey, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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