Mabel Gertrude Richie

Brief Life History 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

Sources (10)

  • Mable G Richie in household of Monroe Richie, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mabel Downey, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Mabel Ritchie Downey in entry for W O or Red Downey, "Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

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

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

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.

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