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Thomas Elijah Rich[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1882 - 1965


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  • Alt. Birth  Abt 1881 
    • 1910 Census: age 29
    Born  24 Oct 1882  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender  Male 
    Census: Federal  15 Apr 1910  Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 1) Thomas E. Rich, head, white male age 29, married 5 years, born in GA, parents born in GA, general farmer, owns farm #1
      2) Rosa Rich, wife, white female age 23, married 5 years, mother of 1, 1 living, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Tom E. Jr. Rich, son, white male age 9 months, born in GA
      4) Katie Arline, border, single white female age 20, born in GA, parents born in GA, grocery store clerk
    World War I Service Draft Registration  12 Sep 1918  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Name: Thomas Elijah Rich
      Address: Strickland, Decatur County, GA
      Age & Date of Birth: 35; October 24, 1882
      Race: White
      US Citizen: Natural born
      Place of Birth: Bainbridge, GA
      Occupation: Farming, self-employed, Strickland, Decatur, GA
      Nearest Living Relative: Rosa Rich, wife, Strickland, Decatur, GA
      Height: Tall
      Build: Medium
      Eyes: Blue
      Hair: Dark
      Loss of Limbs: No
      Date of Registration: 12 Sep 1918
    Census: Federal  5 Jan 1920  Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 1) Tom E Rich, head, white male age 38, born in GA, parents born in GA, general farmer, owns a farm
      2) Rosa Rich, wife, white female age 36, born in GA, father born in GA, mother born in AL
      3) T. E. Jr. Rich, son, single white male age 10, born in GA, attended school
      4) Pauline Rich, daughter, single white female age 9, born in GA, attended school
      5) Alee Rich, son, single white male age 7, born in GA, attended school
    News Article  9 Dec 1965  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • Sen. Tom Rich in Memorial Hospital

      Senator Tom Rich, who has suffered an extended illness, was admitted to Memorial Hospital last Monday. The Senator's condition was reported as unchanged at press time today. His hospitalization was due to pneumonia.

      Mrs. T. E. Rich Sr., wife of Senator Rich fell last Tuesday night, and was also taken to the hospital. Miss Rosa suffered head injuries, but she is expected to return to her home today.

      A host of friends of this pioneer couple hope their recoveries will be soon.
    Name  Tom 
    Occupation  census taker for 1910 Pine Hil 
    Died  9 Dec 1965  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 10
    Buried  Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I83  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  7 Jul 2008 

    Father  Elijah Andrew Jackson Rich,   b. 16 Nov 1840, , , Randolph County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1925, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Hattie A. Pierce,   b. 4 Feb 1849, , Milford, Baker County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1933, , Colquitt, Miller County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  25 Apr 1867  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F138  Group Sheet

    Family  Rosa Magdaline Arline,   b. 24 Apr 1883, , Whigham, Grady County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1968, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Sep 1905  , Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 11
    Children 
     1. Thomas Emory Rich,   b. 12 Jul 1909, , Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1996, , Moultrie, Colquitt County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Carrie "Pauline" Rich,   b. 7 Oct 1910, , Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 2009, John Knox Manor, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Alee Frank Rich, Sr.,   b. 24 Sep 1912, , Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1983, , Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  9 Aug 2005 
    Family ID  F51  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Oct 1882 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Sep 1905 - , 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 MapsCensus: Federal - 5 Jan 1920 - Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Article - The Post-Searchlight - 9 Dec 1965 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Dec 1965 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - 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 E. A. J. Rich, written 21 Dec 1914, filed 5 Oct 1925, C:366.

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

    3. [S25] Decatur County, Georgia - Past and Present 1823-1991, Decatur County Historical Society, compiler, (Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, Historical Publications Division, 1991), 350.

    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. [S27] Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, grave marker for Thomas Elijah Rich, photographed by Gail Rich Nestor, 10 Mar 2006.

    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. 1A, dwelling 1, family 1, Thomas E. Rich household, accessed 7 Jul 2008, 7 Jul 2008.

    7. [S208] "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," digital images, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), card for Thomas Elijah Rich; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication 1557024, 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, Pine Hill, enumeration district (ED) 42, p. 2A, dwelling 26, family 27, Tom E. household, accessed 6 Jul 2008, 6 Jul 2008.

    9. [S52] The Post-Search Light, Bainbridge, Georgia, on microfilm, (Bainbridge, Georgia: Gilbert H. Gragg Library), news article regarding Senator Tom Rich, box 192, Thursday, 9 Dec 1965, page 1.

    10. [S15] "Georgia Deaths, 1919-98," subscription database, Ancestry.com, Georgia Health Department, Office of Vital Records, (www.ancestry.com), entry for Thomas E. Rich, certificate 032769.

    11. [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 Thomas E. Rich & Rosa Arline, 17 Sep 1905, D-712.