Friday, July 3, 2015

Family Photo Friday - The Grandchildren of George K. and Myrtle (Behrle) Rueff


This photo was taken on June 15th, 1973 in front of my Aunt Bonnie and Uncle Jim's house in Gulf Breeze, Florida. I don't remember if this was an official family reunion since George & Myrtle were not there but it was definitely one of my favorite get togethers with my Rueff aunts, uncles and cousins.

My Mom along with her family gathered with her sister, Bonnie's family and their brother Kenny's family came together for several days. This was the trip I learned I would never be a fisherwoman! I lost my Dad's rod and reel in the Santa Rosa Sound. 

 Going left to right in order of age we are the second generation of the descendants of George and Myrtle Rueff. Susie Williams (age 6 months), Mike Rueff (age 4), Amy Elbert (age 4), Kathy Williams (age 5), Billy Williams (age 6), Jeff Elbert (age 8), Patty Williams (age 9), Dawn Williams (age 10), Becky Elbert (age 11), Donna Rueff (age 12) and Ronnie Rueff (age 14).

Thank you, Aunt Barbara for documenting all of your photographs! While I maybe the unofficial family historian you are most definitely the family photographer!




Friday, June 26, 2015

Family Photo Friday - My Paternal Grandmother Peggy Scott Rich with her father and sisters

Standing left to right are my grandmother, Peggy Scott Rich, Sarah Jane Rich, my great grandfather, Robert Lincoln Rich and Helen Elizabeth "Libby" Rich. c. mid to late 1920's.

I found this photograph in collections that both my Dad and my Aunt Sally had in their possession. It is the only photograph I have of my great grandfather, Robert Lincoln Rich with his three eldest daughters, Helen, Peggy and Sarah. 

Here is a brief sketch of my grandmother, her sisters and their father in the order they were photographed. 

Peggy Scott Rich is my paternal grandmother and the mother of my father Bill and my Aunt Sally. She is the third daughter of Robert and Lillian (Lanahan) Rich. Peggy was born in 1911 in Kenton County, Kentucky and died in 1973 in Polk County, Florida. She married first, my grandfather William Elmer Williams about 1929 and second to Glendell L. Hammond.

Sarah Jane Rich, is the last child of Robert and Lillian (Lanahan) Rich. She was born in 1913 in Kenton County, Kentucky and died in 1987 in Fayette County, Kentucky. She married Robert Kirtley Points. They had one child.

Helen Elizabeth "Libby" Rich is the eldest daughter of Robert and Lillian (Lanahan) Rich. She was born in 1906 in Kenton County, Kentucky and died in 1967 in Alachua County, Florida. She married Jirah Donald "Don" Buck. They had no children of their own but for a time my Dad and his sister lived with them in Louisville, Kentucky.

Robert Lincoln Rich is the youngest son of Joseph P. and Helen M. (Lambert) Rich. He was born in 1885 in Kenton County, Kentucky and he died in 1953 in Kenton County also. He and Lillian were married in 1905 and were divorced in 1922. Robert and Lillian had a daughter Jean, who died as an infant. I contacted the cemetery where the family is buried while doing my research for this post, however I have not received any word back from them. Robert would later marry Lida Middleton Fowler in 1938 and together they had one child, Lida Fowler Rich.

I will be writing more in depth posts at a later date.

Sources: 

1910 U.S Census, database and images, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : accessed 10 June 2015), for Robert L. Rich, Ludlow, Kenton County, Kentucky, citing Sheet 11B, family # 212, citing National Archives microfilm publication T624 (National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm: 1,374,502.

1920 U. S. Census, database and images, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : accessed 10 June 2015), for Robert L. Rich, Erlanger, Kenton County, Kentucky, citing Sheet 1B, family # 20, citing National Archives microfilm publication T625 (National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm: 1,820,584.

1930 U. S. Census, database and images, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : accessed 10 June 2015), Robert L. Rich, Erlanger, Kenton County, Kentucky, citing Sheet 10B, family # 263, citing National Archives microfilm publication T626 (National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm: 2,340,497.

1940 U. S. Census, database and images, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : accessed 10 June 2015), Robert L. Rich, Erlanger, Magisterial District 7, Kenton, Kentucky, citing enumeration district (ED) 59-77, sheet 12A, family # 225, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 1325.

Florida Death Index, 1878-1998, database, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : accessed 10 June 2015), entry for Helen Rich Buck, August 1967; citing Florida Death Index, 1878-1998 Index (www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 June 2015 : 2004), citing volume 2982, certificate # 38523, Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, 1998; citing original data: State of Florida, Florida Death I.

Florida Death Index, 1878-1998, database, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : accessed on 10 June 2015), entry for Peggy R. Hammond, 30 December 1973; citing Florida Index, 1878-1998 Index (www.ancestry.com : accessed on 10 June 2015); citing volume n.d., certificate # 89089, Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records; citing original data: State of Florida, Florida Death I.

Florida Marriages, 1830-1993, database and image, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : accessed on 10 June 2015), entry for Glendell L Hammond and Peggy R Williams, 26 March 1944; citing Broward Florida, U.S., county courthouses, Florida; FHL microfilm: 2,241,560.

Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999, database, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed on 10 June 2015), entry for Sara J Rich, 16 September 1913, Kenton County; citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Databases: Births 1911-1999; Frankfort Kentucky: Kentucky Department for Libraries.

Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999, database, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed on 10 June 2015), entry for Pegy Rich, 2 June 1911, Kenton County; citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Databases: Births 1911-1999; Frankfort Kentucky: Kentucky Department for Libraries.

Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953, database and image, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed on 10 June 2015), entry for Robert Lincoln Rich, 14 April 1953; citing Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records, Microfilm (1852-1910), Microfilm rolls #994027-994058. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.

Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000, database, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed on 10 June 2015, entry for Sara J. Points, 4 November 1987; citing Commonwealth of Kentucky, Health Data Branch, Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning; citing Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000, Frankfort, Kentucky.