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Charles Allen  RICHISON

Charles Allen RICHISON

Male 1918 - 1989  (71 years)

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  • Name Charles Allen RICHISON  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 13 Apr 1918  Portland, Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8
    Birth certificate - Richison
    Birth certificate - Richison
    Charles Allen Richison, 1918-1989
    Birth certificate - Richison
    Birth certificate - Richison
    Chas. Allen Richison, 1918
    Gender Male 
    Attended mid-1930s  Randolph Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    McKinley High School 
    Census 7 Jan 1920  Portland, Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Dale R. Richison household 
    • Richison, Charles, son, male, white, age 1 1/2, single, born Indiana, father born Indiana, mother born Indiana
    1920 U.S. Census - Richison
    1920 U.S. Census - Richison
    Indiana. Jay Co. -Dale R. Richison
    Census 4 Apr 1930  Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Dallas Richardson household 
    • Richardson, Charles, son, male, white, age 11, single, attends school, born Indiana, father born Indiana, mother born Indiana, speaks English
    1930 U.S. Census - Richison
    1930 U.S. Census - Richison
    Indiana. Randolph Co. - Dallas Richardson
    Census 1 Apr 1940  Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Charles A. Richison household, enumerated 19 April 1940 
    • Richison, Charles A., renting $15 a month, head, male, white, 22, married, 4 years of high school, living in rural Randolph County, Indiana in 1835 on a farm, worked 48 hours week of 24-30 March 1940, interior decorator, worker, worked 42 weeks in 1939, earned $840, no other income, living a 470 1/2 East South Street.
    1940 U. S. Census - Richison
    1940 U. S. Census - Richison
    Indiana. Randolph Co. - Charles A. Richison
    Church Affiliation Nazarene  [13
    Resided 20 May 1944  Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    at death of uncle, Carmen Alexander 
    Military Service 9 Jan 1943-29 Jan 1946  [15
    SSGT US Army, WWII 
    Resided 13 Mar 1947  Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    at death of his father, Dallas Ray Richison 
    Social Security Number Bef 1951  , , Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    315-12-2548 
    Residence 15 Jan 1969  Vesterburg, Montcalm, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    at death of his brother, Herbert Meredith 
    Resided 8 Nov 1973  Vestaburg, Montcalm, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    at death of his mother, Olive Richison Hodge 
    Health 3 Jul 1989  [20
    Letter from Frank Vaughn Richison 
    • . . . I called my borther Charles last Monday evening and he told me that he is having all kinds of medical problems, such as enemia, terrible biochemistry test results and is to see a neprologist, (kidney specialist usually seen when there is a severe kidney problem. It does not bode well for him. If he goes, I will be the only surviving sibling. Well that's the way it is.
    Health 13 Jul 1989  [21
    Letter from Frank Vaughn Richison 
    • Your Uncle Charles is in a very critcal condition in a hospital in Jacksonville Florida. I am enclosing a copy of the letter that I got from his wife, Mildred, which does not bode well for him. With only 20-30% kidney function remaining plus the severe heart condition coupled with the anemia it is hard to over come these kind of complications, and survive. The holes referred to in the letter from Mildred is caused by a hereditary condition called pol-systic kidney disease and is almost irreversible even without the other conditions involved. So it doesn't look good at all.

      [Following is the letter from Mildred that Frank enclosed.]

      Mon. P.M.
      7/3/89

      Dear Frankie,

      Wanted to let you know that your brother is in serious condition. He's been for weeks very weak & feet & legs swollen & when he'd lay down it would go up around his heart & he'd have to get up into a chair. Last Fri. A.M. about 10:15 he had shaved then rested & was trying to dress and something hit him in the upper arm-right one-then it went down rest of arm and he suffered almost unbearable pain. I called his specialist & they sent me to emergency - took a couple hrs about for that nurse to finally find out what I was to do-so it was about 1:30 when I got him to emergency & they x-rayed-bl tested etc & specialist came back in & said they had to operate & it wasn't long until he was in surgery. He had a blood clot in shoulder 4 in. long & size of lead pencil-they showed it to Chas. They took a bone scan this A.M.-that doesn't seem like what they call it-went into his breast bone for a sample of the bone morrow-no results in yet but they are sure he has bone cancer. His micro value is damaged-he's had at least 2 silent heart attacks-bad heart damage & kidney failure-20-30% normal-anemic and he's still swollen-since he went to hosp. his arms & hands are swollen. He thinks he's to have a kidney biopsy-they think holes in kidney filter. He couldn't keep food down Sat but he is now. He looks better than he did, they have him on blood thinner & something into his heart monitoring the fluid & I don't know what all-he's still in I.C.U. I think they're afraid of more blood clots. Dr. said he's still at risk. When the specialist examined him he shook his head & said he has a lot of complications-but we'll do what we can. So I don't know if he'll ever get home again & if he does how much suffering he will do-if bone cancer, I know he'll suffer. We're just waiting to see what happens. I think 2 more specialists were to come-maybe one took the bone marrow sample. I don't understand it all.

      This is about the best I can tell you of his condition now.

      Love,
      Mildred
    Occupation English Teacher  [13
    Died 28 Jul 1989  Summerfield, Marion, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Buried 1 Aug 1989  Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [22, 23, 24
    • Plot: 110, 571
    Notes 
    • Christmas card sent to Charles and Mildred in 1984 at Vestaburg, MI was returned with "Forwarding Expired" stamped on it.
    Person ID I25  richison
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2017 

    Father Dallas Ray RICHISON,   b. 4 Aug 1884, Portland, Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1947, Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Olive ALEXANDER,   b. 10 Jun 1887, , Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1973, Merced, Merced, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mildred Helena MILEY,   b. c.1921 
    Married 27 Dec 1939  [12
    • 1940 census indicates a marriage between 1935 and 1940.
    Marriage License 27 Dec 1939  Union City, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    • Charles Richison, age 21, decorator, residence Winchester, IN
      and
      Mildred Miley, age 18, housekeeper, residence Winchester, IN
      License date: 27 Dec 1939
    • CONFLICT: Note that license date is 3 days after marriage date!
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F42  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Apr 1918 - Portland, Jay, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Dale R. Richison household - 7 Jan 1920 - Portland, Jay, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Dallas Richardson household - 4 Apr 1930 - Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 27 Dec 1939 - Union City, Randolph, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Charles A. Richison household, enumerated 19 April 1940 - 1 Apr 1940 - Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - at death of uncle, Carmen Alexander - 20 May 1944 - Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - at death of his father, Dallas Ray Richison - 13 Mar 1947 - Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSocial Security Number - 315-12-2548 - Bef 1951 - , , Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - at death of his mother, Olive Richison Hodge - 8 Nov 1973 - Vestaburg, Montcalm, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jul 1989 - Summerfield, Marion, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1 Aug 1989 - Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Charles Allen Richison
    Charles Allen Richison
    Charles Allen Richison
    Charles Allen Richison
    Dallas Ray and Olive (Alexander) Richison and sons
    Dallas Ray and Olive (Alexander) Richison and sons
    Back row, L-R: Herbert Meredith, Charles Allen
    Front row, L-R: Dallas Ray, Olive, Ophir Orlo, Frank Vaughn

  • Sources 
    1. [S1857] Births, 26 Feb 2017.
      "Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 February 2017); Charles Allen Richison (13 April 1918), Certificate of Birth no. 18994, Jay County; citing Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, microfilm, Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis.

    2. [S1857] Births, 14 Nov 2016.
      "Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 June 2016); Chas. Allen Richison (13 April 1918), Certificate of Birth no. 18994, Jay County; citing Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, microfilm, Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis.

    3. [S1878] Correspondence, 9 Apr 2008.
      Frank V. Richison, 1500 Warren, 16, Santa Ana, CA to Shirley Richison Fields [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Muncie, Indiana, letter, 9 May 1989; privately held by Fields, 2008; asking for birth certificates of his siblings.

    4. [S1421] Richison Family Record, 25 May 2008.
      Richison Family Record (MS, 1793-1968), photocopy privately held by Shirley Richison Fields, [address for private use,] Avon, Indiana, 2007. A carbon copy of this record was supplied to Fields in 1970 by Charles Anthony Richison, Jr. The record creator is said to have been Margaret Ann (Richison) Secrest, born 1878 in Jay County, Indiana, daughter of John Webster and Elizabeth (Cory) Richison.

    5. [S1904] 1940 U.S. Census, 25 Mar 2013.
      1940 U.S. census, Randolph County, Indiana, population schedule, Winchester, enumeration district (ED) 68-28, page 9B (penned), family 182, Charles A. Richison; digital image, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : 25 March 2013); citing NARA microfilm T627-1089.

    6. [S1900] Books, 22 Jul 1985.
      U. S. Work Projects Administration, Indiana, Index to Birth Records, Jay County, 1882-1920, inclusive, (Portland, Indiana, 1968, 1938).

    7. [S1865] Cemetery, 26 Apr 2004.
      "Burial & Memorial Benefits," database, Nationwide Gravesite Locator (http://gravelocator.com.va.gov: accessed 26 April 2004), entry for Charles A. Richison 1918-1989.

    8. [S1857] Births, 11 Jan 2012.
      Jay County Board of Health, photocopy of certificate of birth, Charles Allen Richison (1918), bk. CH-3, p.14,; Jay County Board of Health Department, Portland, Indiana.

    9. [S1859] Newspaper article, 27 Feb 2017.
      "Comedy-Drama to be Given at McKinley," undated clipping, ca late 1930s, from unidentified newspaper; Olive (Alexander) Richison scrapbook, privately held by Shirley Richison Fields, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Indianapolis, Indiana, 2015.

    10. [S238] 1920 U.S. Census, 6 Feb 2004.
      1920 U. S. census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, city of Portland Ward 2, sheet 3B (penned), enumeration district (ED) 81, dwelling 74, family 74, Dale R. Richison household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 February 2004); imaged from NARA microfilm publication T625:440.

    11. [S1831] 1930 U.S. Census, 21 Mar 2011.
      1930 U.S. census, Randolph County, Indiana, population schedule, Winchester , enumeration district (ED) 24, sheet 5A, p. 199 (stamped), dwelling 128, family 128, Dallas Richardson household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 Apr 2009); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626, roll 624.

    12. [S1904] 1940 U.S. Census, 25 Mar 2013.
      1940 U.S. census, Randolph County, Indiana, population schedule, Winchester, enumeration district (ED) 68-28, page 9B (penned), family 182, Charles A. Richison; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : 25 March 2013); citing NARA microfilm T627-1089.

    13. [S1864] Interview , 20 Oct 2003.
      Zella Beatrice Rosenbarger (3128 S. Opeechee, Muncie, Indiana), interview by Shirley Richison Fields, 28 March 1985. Zella, mother of Fields, spoke from personal knowledge of Charles Allen Richison, her brother-in-law.

    14. [S1869] Deaths, 2 Jan 2013.
      "Alexander Rites Largely Attended," undated obituary clipping from unidentified newspaper for Carmen Alexander in Olive (Alexander) Richison scrapbook, ca.1906-1970; privately held by Shirley Richison Fields, Avon, Indiana, 2003. The scrapbook was in a box of Olive's belongings given to Marceil (McKinley) Nixon by Olive's daughter Pauline when Olive was moved to California ca.1966. Marceil turned them over to Shirley Richison Fields, Olive's granddaughter, in 1970. It is believed that any handwritten notations were written by Olive.

    15. [S1874] Online Database w/o image, 26 Apr 2004.
      "Burial & Memorial Benefits," database, Nationwide Gravesite Locator (http://gravelocator.com.va.gov: accessed 26 April 2004), entry for Charles A. Richison 1918-1989.

    16. [S1854] Obituary, 29 Dec 2012.
      "Dallas Richison Dies at Randolph County Hospital," obituary, The Winchester (Indiana) Journal-Herald, 13 Mar 1947, front page.

    17. [S1587] SSDI, 3 Nov 2003.
      U.S. Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index," database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.org : accessed 3 November 2003), entry for Charles A. Richison, 1989, SSN 315-12-2548; citing Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

    18. [S1854] Obituary, 17 Sep 2013.
      "Herbert Richison," undated obituary, ca. January 1969, from unidentified newspaper, Richison Family Files, privataely held by Shirley (Richison) Fields, Avon, Indiana, 2013.

    19. [S1854] Obituary, 12 Nov 2015.
      "Olive Hodge," obituary, The Muncie (Indiana) Star, 08 November 1973, Death and Funerals.

    20. [S1878] Correspondence, 11 Jan 2012.
      Frank Vaughn Richison, Santa Ana, California, to Shirley (Richison) Fields, letter, 3 July 1989, commenting on the health of his brother, Charles Allen Richison.

    21. [S1878] Correspondence, 11 Jan 2012.
      Frank Vaughn Richison, Santa Ana, California, to Shirley Richison Fields, letter, 13 July 1989, sending copy of letter from Mildred Richison on the health of his brother, Charles Allen Richison.

    22. [S1310] Find A Grave, 4 Mar 2000.
      US Veteran's Affairs, creator, Find A Grave database, (http://www.findagrave.com: accessed 04 March 2011), memorial for Charles A. Richison (1918-1989).

    23. [S1865] Cemetery, 12 Jul 2011.
      "U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca 1775-2006." Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 12 Jul 2011), entry for Charles A. Richison (1989).

    24. [S1865] Cemetery, 26 Apr 2004.
      "Burial & Memorial Benefits," database, Nationwide Gravesite Locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov: accessed 26 April 2004), entry for Charles A. Richison 1918-1989.

    25. [S1874] Online Database w/o image, 18 Sep 2011.
      "Union City Marriage License Applications, 1934-1943, P-R," index, (http://randolph.dcoweb.org: accessed 18 Sep 2011), entry for Charles Richison and Mildred Miley, 1939; citing Union City Evening Time and Union City Times Gazette.