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Charles "Ross" Rich, Sr.[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1898 - 1969


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  • Suffix  Sr. 
    Nickname  Ross 
    Born  17 Sep 1898  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Census: Federal  15 Jun 1900  Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1) Euzema Rich, head, white male age 31, married 10 years, born Nov 1868 in GA, parents born in GA, farmer, owns farm #111
      2) Menla Rich, wife, white female age 29, mother of 4, all living, born Oct 1871 in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Roy Rich, son, white male age 9, born Aug 1891 in GA
      4) Jewel M. Rich, daughter, white female age 5, born Dec 1894 in GA
      5) Lloyd Rich, son, white male age 3, born Aug 1896 in GA
      6) Ross Rich, son, white male age 1, born Sep 1899 in GA
      7) Susan McCall, house servant, widowed black female age 51, born 1849 in VA, parents born in VA
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    Census: Federal  15 Apr 1910  Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 1) Euzema Rich, head, white male age 41, married 20 years, born in GA, parents born in GA, general farmer, owns farm #8
      2) Menla Rich, wife, white female age 37, mother of 11, 9 living, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Roy C. Rich, son, white male age 18, born in GA, attended school
      4) Jewell Rich, daughter, white female age 15, born in GA, attended school
      5) Robert L. Rich, son, white male age 13, born in GA, attended school
      6) Ross Rich, son, white male age 11, born in GA, attended school
      7) William J. Rich, son, white male age 9, born in GA, attended school
      8) Emory G. Rich, son, white male age 7, born in GA, attended school
      9) Gladis Rich, daughter, white female age 6, born in GA, attended school
      10) Lois Rich, daughter, white female age 2, born in GA
      11) Infant Rich, son, white male age 6 months, born in GA
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    World War I Service Draft Registration  12 Sep 1918  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Name: Charles Ross Rich
      Address: 252 West St, Bainbridge, Decatur, GA
      Age & Date of Birth: 19; September 17, 1899
      Race: white
      US Citizen: yes
      Occupation: bookkeeper, Rich Auto Supl.
      Place of Employment: Bainbridge, GA
      Nearest Living Relative: E. Rich, 252 West St., Bainbridge, GA
      Height: Short
      Build: Medium
      Eyes: Gray
      Hair: Brown
      Date of Registration: 12 Sep 1918
    Census: Federal  14 Jan 1920  Planter Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 1) Arthur J. Rich, head, white male age 45, born in GA, parents born in GA, occupation illegible
      2) Florence Rich, wife, white female age 43, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Charley C. Rich, son, married white male age 25, born in GA, worked in dry goods store
      4) Alma L. Rich, wife [of son], married white female age 25, born in GA, parents born in GA
      5) W. G. Rich, gson, single white male age 11, born in GA, attended school
      6) Charles R. Rich, nephew?, married white male age 21, born in GA, parents born in GA, miller for his own grist mill
      7) Orion C. Rich, wife, married white female age 20, born in GA, father born in FL, mother born in GA
      8) Mary A. Carr, boarder, married white female age 18, born in GA, parents born in AL
    Census: Federal  2 Apr 1930  Dogwood Street, Monticello, Jefferson County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • 1) Chas. R. Rich, head, white male age 31, married at 20, born in GA, parents born in GA, dealer of automobiles, not a veteran, rents a home
      2) Orion Rich, wife, white female age 30, married at 20, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Donald Rich, son, white male age 9, born in GA, attended school
      4) Chas R. Jr. Rich, son, white male age 7, born in GA, attended school
    Obituary  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • Final rites, Aug. 9th for C. Ross Rich
      Graveside services were held last Saturday morning at ten, Oak City Cemetery, for Charles Ross Rich, 70, who passed away suddenly on August 5th at his residence at 500 E. Evans Street in this city.
      The deceased had only recently sold his home on the corner of Potter and Evans Streets, and had moved into an apartment at the above address.
      His body was found on August 7th when interested friends notified relatives that he had not been seen for two days. The exact cause of death was not determined.
      C. Ross Rich was a member of a pioneer Decatur County family, and had spent his entire life in the city. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Euzema Rich, and was the grandson of the late Elijah Andrew Jackson Rich, a Confederate veteran, and one of the first land owners in the Bethel Community of this county.
      Until several years ago the deceased was the owner of Rich Glass Company, but he sold the business to Fred Brownlee, and then retired from active participation. His wife, Orion McLellan Rich, preceded him in death on November 28, 1967.
      He was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church. He was a member of the Board of Deacons, and sang in the Church Choir. He was also a member of Orion Lodge No. 8, F. &A.M., and those of the older generation will remember him as a musician in the old Cooter's Owls' Orchestra, which was popular in this area of the country in the 1920's and 30's.
      Services were held in Oak City Cemetery with Dr. James T. Burrell, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, and Dr. Charles Bishop, Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, officiating.
      Honorary pallbearers were members of the Baraca Class of the First Baptist Church.
      He is survived by two sons: Donald E. Rich, Gainesville, Ga., and Charles R. Rich, Jr., Chicago, Ill., and three grandchildren.
      He is also survived by three sisters: Mrs. Jewel Kistner, Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Lois Rapp, Pompano Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Gladys Dugan, Redding, Pa., and two brothers, R. L. Rich, Sr., of Bainbridge, and E. G. "Rusty" Rich, of Orlando, Fla.
      Cox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Died  5 Aug 1969  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  9 Aug 1969  Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I234  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  7 Jul 2008 

    Father  Euzema Rich,   b. 8 Nov 1868, Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1944, 1500 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Menla Powell,   b. 22 Oct 1871, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1927, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  29 Oct 1889  , Cyrene, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F124  Group Sheet

    Family  Orion Claire McLellan,   b. 15 Jul 1899, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1967, , Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Jul 1919  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified  9 Aug 2005 
    Family ID  F107  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Sep 1898 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 15 Jun 1900 - Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 15 Apr 1910 - Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWorld War I Service Draft Registration - 12 Sep 1918 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jul 1919 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 14 Jan 1920 - Planter Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 2 Apr 1930 - Dogwood Street, Monticello, Jefferson County, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Post-Searchlight - - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Aug 1969 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Aug 1969 - Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S796] Decatur County, Georgia, Will & Probate Proceedings Books, Clerk of Court, (Probate Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), last will and testament of Euzema Rich, filed 8 Jan 1944, E:221.

    2. [S20] "Social Security Death Index," database, Ancestry.com, Social Security Administration, (www.ancestry.com), entry for C. Rich, 1969, SS no. 255-52-9693, 20 Aug 2007.

    3. [S51] A History of Savannah and South Georgia, 2 volumes, William Harden, (Chicago and New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1913), 1009.

    4. [S128] notes from 1968 Rich Family Reunion in Tallahassee, FL, Pete and Jean Rich, (written correspondence with attendees: original papers in possession of Jean Downs Rich Murray).

    5. [S1261] 1900 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), T623, roll 191, Pine Hill-Militia District 1188, enumeration district (ED) 37, p. 16B, dwelling 314, family 323, Euzema Rich household, accessed 7 Jul 2008, 7 Jul 2008.

    6. [S1260] 1910 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2006), T624, roll 183, Pine Hill-Militia District 1188, enumeration district (ED) 57, p. 1B, dwelling 13, family 14, Euzema Rich household, accessed 16 Jun 2008, 16 Jun 2008.

    7. [S208] "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," digital images, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), card for Charles Ross Rich; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication 1557024, precinct 513, Decatur, GA.

    8. [S1251] 1920 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), T625, roll 248, Bainbridge-Militia District 513, enumeration district (ED) 32, p. 10B, dwelling 273, family 295, Arthur J. Rich household, accessed 6 Jul 2008, 6 Jul 2008.

    9. [S1325] 1930 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Florida, Jefferson County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), T626, roll 322, Monticello, enumeration district (ED) 6, dwelling 5, family 6, Chas. R. Rich household, accessed 2 Jul 2008, 2 Jul 2008.

    10. [S368] "Decatur County Georgia Marriage Records, 1824 - 1945," database, Decatur County, Georgia Rootsweb, Jordan Dodd, (http://www.rootsweb.com/~gadecatu/Marriage/surindex.html), marriage of Charles Ross Rich & Orion Claire McLellan, 20 Jul 1919, H-238.