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Family: 2 Ophir Orlo RICHISON / 3 Zella Beatrice WILKERSON (F2)

m. 30 Aug 1929


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  • 2 Ophir Orlo  RICHISONFather | Male
    2 Ophir Orlo RICHISON

    Born  24 Aug 1909  Portland, Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  31 Jul 1949  Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  3 Aug 1949  Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  30 Aug 1929  [1, 2, 3]  Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA  [1, 2, 3] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Dallas Ray RICHISON | F3 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Olive ALEXANDER | F3 Group Sheet 

    3 Zella Beatrice  WILKERSONMother | Female
    3 Zella Beatrice WILKERSON

    Born  6 Nov 1908  Progress, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  13 Oct 1992  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  16 Oct 1992  Elm Ridge Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Delbert Albert SMITH | F234 
    Married  6 May 1964  Alexandria, Madison, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Forester ROSENBARGER | F235 
    Married  23 Nov 1966  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Hall Jackson WILKERSON | F188 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Martha Florentha/Floristhia CHILDRESS | F188 Group Sheet 

    James Oliver  RICHISONChild 1 | Male
    + James Oliver RICHISON

    Born  5 Jul 1930  Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  8 Mar 2004  Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Cremated  cremated  Prairie Grove Cemetery, Waynedale, Allen, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Eris Jeannine FISHER | F20 
    Married  21 May 1950  Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Rita CUNNINGHAM | F21 
    Married  25 Aug 1972  Roanoke, Huntington, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Betty Jean  RICHISONChild 2 | Female
    + Betty Jean RICHISON

    Born  22 May 1933  , Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  31 Dec 1982  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  4 Jan 1983  Elm Ridge Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Roscoe SHRACK, Jr. | F22 
    Married  24 Feb 1951  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Charles STEADMAN | F23 
    Married  26 Jul 1962  Selma, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Living | F24 
    Married     

    LivingChild 3 | Female
    + Living

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    Spouse  Living | F4 
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    Spouse  Private | F6 
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    Spouse  Private | F12 
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    Spouse  John V. EMERICH | F61 
    Married     
    Spouse  Private | F15 
    Married     
    Spouse  Private | F116 
    Married     

    LivingChild 4 | Female
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    Spouse  Living | F16 
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    Spouse  Living | F17 
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    LivingChild 5 | Male
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    Spouse  Living | F18 
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    Spouse  Living | F19 
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  • Notes 
    • Orlo and Zella went to Dayton to be married intending to keep it a secret for awhile at least from her parents. Dayton was chosen because some of Orlo's family lived there. Unfortunately, by the time Zella reached home her parents were already aware of her marriage according to what Zella told this writer.
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      Zella held the original of this certificate and allowed a photocopy to be made before her death in 1992. The location of the original certificate and other personal papers is now unknown and have possibly been destroyed.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1564] Bible , 30 Mar 2011.
      Wilkerson Bible Records, 1860-1938, loose "Family Record" pages from unknown Bible; photocopies made by Phyllis Jean (Wilkerson) Carney, California, 1985. The Bible apparently originated with Hall Jackson Wilkerson whose birth is the earliest entry; events are not in chronological order and are written in several different hands. Some entries were recognized as the handwriting of Zella (Wilkerson) Richison but most appear to have been written by Goldie Z. Childress at some later date. There are many misspellings and grammatical errors throughout. It appears to have passed from Hall Jackson's wife, Martha Florentha (Childress) Wilkerson to her son Elmer Wilkerson and then to his son, Ronald Jackson. Photocopies held by Shirley Richison Fields, Avon, Indiana.

    2. [S1901] Marriage, 11 Apr 2008.
      Montgomery County, Ohio, photocopy of marriage certificate, Richison-Wilkerson (1929), no book or page number, Dayton. Original was held by Zella (Wilkerson) Richison until her death, but location is now unknown and may have been destroyed.

    3. [S1901] Marriage.
      Montgomery County, Ohio, marriage license application and certificate no. 73068; Richison-Wilkerson, 1929; Montgomery County Marriage License Bureau, Dayton.