Mabel Gertrude Richie

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

The Life 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
Mabel Gertrude Richie
Marriage: 17 September 1913
Dorothy Marie Downey
Willet Oliver Downey
Woodrow Wilson Downey
Mary Lucille Downey Elliott

Spouse and Children

17 September 1913
Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Monroe James Richie





    T. W. Richie


    A. A. Richie


    M. M. Richie


    Beaulah L. Richie


    Ruth J. Richie


+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

1 English and Scottish: variant spelling of Ritchie .2 Americanized spelling of the Swiss family names Rütschi, Rütsche, or Rüetschi ( see Ritchey ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mable G Richie in household of Monroe Richie, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mabel Downey in household of Henry Downey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mabel Ritchie Downey in entry for W O or Red Downey, "Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013"

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