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2 Ophir Orlo  RICHISON

2 Ophir Orlo RICHISON

Male 1909 - 1949  (39 years)

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  • Name Ophir Orlo RICHISON  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Title
    Nickname Dick/O.O./Orlo 
    Born 24 Aug 1909  Portland, Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    • With two certified birth records issued by two different governmental agencies, a death certificate, a funeral card, and a brother's statement all agreeing when and where Orlo was born, and no conflicting evidence even in a census record, it can be stated that Orlo was indeed born 24 August 1909, in Jay County, Indiana.
    • Age 8 months, 1910 census, bet 16 Apr 1908-15 Apr 1909, IN
      Age 10, 1920 census, c.1910, IN
      Age 20, 1930 census, c.1910, IN
      Age 30, 1940 census, c.1910, IN
    • Birth place of Portland is based upon residence of the parents at the time of his birth.
    Birth certificate - Richison
    Birth certificate - Richison
    Ophir Orlo Richison, 1909
    Birth certificate - Richison
    Birth certificate - Richison
    Opher Orlo Richison, 1909
    Gender Male 
    Census 21 Apr 1910  Portland, Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Dallis R. Richison household 
    • Richison, Ophir O., son, male, white, age 8/12, born Indiana.
    1910 U.S. Census - Richison
    1910 U.S. Census - Richison
    Indiana. Jay Co. - Dallis R. Richison
    Census 7 Jan 1920  Portland, Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Dals R. Richmo/Richison household 
    • Richison, Orlo, son, male, white, age 10, single, literate, born Indiana, father born Indiana, mother born Indiana, speaks English.
    1920 U.S. Census - Richison
    1920 U.S. Census - Richison
    Indiana. Jay Co. -Dale R. Richison
    Medical 8 Feb 1924  Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    a severed finger 
    Newspaper Article
    Newspaper Article
    Loses Finger While At School
    Census 19 Apr 1930  Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Hall Wilkerson household 
    • Richardson, Ophir O., son-in-law, male, white, age 20, married, age 20 at first marriage, able to read & write, born Indiana, parents born Indiana, speaks English, packer at glass factory, working.
    1930 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1930 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Indiana. Henry Co. - Hall Wilkerson
    Census 16 Apr 1940  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Orlo Richison household 
    • Richison, Orlo, head, male, white, age 30, married, completed 3 years of high school, born Indiana, same residence 1 April 1935, worked 40 hours week of March 24-30, lab work, glass manufacturing, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $1,260, living at 1646 1/2 Orange Street, Indianapolis.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Church Affiliation No church affiliation but always said if he joined any church it would be the Catholic Church. He added that he would not do that as long as his mother lived according to Zella.  [13
    Resided 1942  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    RICHISON
    Orlo O. (Zella B.) driver h1646 Orange 
    Resided 1943  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    RICHISON
    Orlo H (Zelia) fctywkr Bgpt Brass h1646 Orange 
    Resided 13 Mar 1947  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    at the death of his father, Dallas Ray Richison 
    Occupation Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Orlo was a painter & paper hanger as was his father before him. They worked together in and around Winchester, Indiana. 
    Dallas Ray Richison, Ophir Orlo RICHISON
    Dallas Ray Richison, Ophir Orlo RICHISON
    Taken by Frank V. RICHISON somewhere in or around Winchester, Randolph, Indiana
    Probate 31 Jul 1949  Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Case no. 4713 
    • Estate valued at less than $1000.
    Died 31 Jul 1949  Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 18, 19
    Death Certificate - Richison
    Death Certificate - Richison
    Ophir Orlo Richison (1909-1949)
    Obituary - Richison
    Obituary - Richison
    Ophir Orlo Richison (1909-1949)
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    Ophir Orlo Richison, 1949
    Buried 3 Aug 1949  Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 20, 21
    • Ophir is buried in Section 14, single grave #28.
    Grave Marker - Richison
    Tombstone of Ophir Orlo RICHISON
    RICHISON
    Orlo O. Zella B.
    1909-1949 1908-
    Association Alva HOPPES (Relationship: Alva attended the funeral of Orlo Richison in August 1949, Winchester, Ind.) 
    Person ID I3  richison
    Last Modified 9 Jan 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 Zella Beatrice WILKERSON,   b. 6 Nov 1908, Progress, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1992, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1929  Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [22, 23, 24
    Marriage certificate - Richison
    Marriage certificate - Richison
    Richison-Wilkerson marriage
    Marriage license - Richison
    Marriage license - Richison
    Richison-Wilkerson marriage
    Marriage License 30 Aug 1929  Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    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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    Children 
    +1. James Oliver RICHISON,   b. 5 Jul 1930, Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 2004, Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Betty Jean RICHISON,   b. 22 May 1933, , Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1982, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Living
    +4. Living
    +5. Living
    Last Modified 13 May 2016 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Aug 1909 - Portland, Jay, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Dallis R. Richison household - 21 Apr 1910 - Portland, Jay, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Dals R. Richmo/Richison household - 7 Jan 1920 - Portland, Jay, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMedical - a severed finger - 8 Feb 1924 - Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Aug 1929 - Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 30 Aug 1929 - Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Hall Wilkerson household - 19 Apr 1930 - Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Orlo Richison household - 16 Apr 1940 - Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - RICHISON Orlo O. (Zella B.) driver h1646 Orange - 1942 - Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - RICHISON Orlo H (Zelia) fctywkr Bgpt Brass h1646 Orange - 1943 - Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - at the death of his father, Dallas Ray Richison - 13 Mar 1947 - Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Orlo was a painter & paper hanger as was his father before him. They worked together in and around Winchester, Indiana. - - Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Case no. 4713 - 31 Jul 1949 - Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Jul 1949 - Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ophir Orlo Richison
    Ophir Orlo Richison
    Zella, James & Orlo Richison
    Zella, James, and Orlo RICHISON
    Ophir Orlo and Zella Beatrice (WILKERSON) RICHISON with their oldest son, James Oliver RICHISON. Taken ca 1945.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Ophir Orlo holding James Oliver, Dallas Ray, and Frank Albert Richison - 4 generations
    Ophir Orlo holding James Oliver, Dallas Ray, and Frank Albert Richison - 4 generations
    Photo courtesy of Dan 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
    Frank Albert Richison, July 1930
    Frank Albert Richison, July 1930
    Ophir Orlo Richison holding his firstborn son, James Oliver Richison, Ophir's father, Dallas Ray Richison, and Dallas' father, Frank Albert Richison

    Documents
    WILKERSON - Bible
    WILKERSON - Bible
    Hall Jackson Wilkerson family
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    State birth certificate - Richison
    State birth certificate - Richison
    Betty Jean Richison, 22 May 1933
    Baptism - Richison
    Baptism - Richison
    Betty Jean Richison, 1976
    Birth certificate - Richison
    Birth certificate - Richison
    James Oliver Richison, 1930
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    Betty Jean (Richison) Van Camp, 1982
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    James O. Richison, 2004
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1878] Correspondence, 9 Apr 2008.
      Frank Vaughn Richison, Santa Ana, California, to Shirley Richison Fields, letter, 9 May 1989, requesting birth certificates be obtained for his siblings; privately held by Fields, Avon, Indiana.

    2. [S1421] Richison Family Record, 25 May 2008.
      Margaret Ann (Richison) Secrest, comp. "RICHISON Family Record", (MS, 1793-1968), carbon copy of original; privately held by Shirley Richison Fields, Avon, Indiana. The fate of the original is unknown.

    3. [S1901] Marriage, 23 Mar 2013.
      Allen County, Indiana, Marriage Book, 1972:187, James Oliver Richison and Rita Roberts, 1972; Clerk's Office, Allen County Courthouse, Fort Wayne.

    4. [S1857] Births, 2 Jun 2016.
      "Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940", digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 June 2016); Opher Orlo Richison (24 Aug 1909), Certificate of Birth no. 20436, Jay County; citing Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, microfilm, Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis.

    5. [S1869] Deaths, 19 Nov 2016.
      "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 July 2016); Ophir Orlo Richison (31 July 1949), Certificate of Death no. 22611, Randolph County; citing Death Certificates, 1900-2011, microfilm, Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis.

    6. [S1857] Births, 4 Apr 2011.
      Indiana State Board of Health, certified copy of birth certificate number 113-09-020436, Ophir Orlo Richison (1909); Indiana State Board of Health, Indianapolis.

    7. [S1857] Births, 17 Feb 2013.
      Jay County Board of Health, certified certificate of birth, Opha Orla Richison (1909), bk H-14:57; Jay County Department of Health, Portland.
      Name is misspelled but can only be corrected through State Board of Health.

    8. [S45] 1910 U.S. Census, 26 Feb 2008.
      1910 U. S. census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, Wayne Township, city of Portland Ward 2, enumeration district (ED) 83, sheet 9A (penned), dwelling 213, family 223, Dallis R. Richison; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 February 2008); NARA microfilm publication T624:358.

    9. [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, Dals R. Richison; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 February 2004); NARA microfilm publication T625:440.

    10. [S1859] Newspaper article, 8 Nov 2011.
      "Loses Finger While At School," unknown newspaper, 9 Feb 1924. Clipping found in Alexander scrapbook.

    11. [S1831] 1930 U.S. Census, 20 Mar 2011.
      1930 U. S. census, Henry County, Indiana, population schedule, Wayne Township, city of Knightstown, enumeration district (ED) 33-38, sheet 15A (penned), dwelling 429, family 435, Orlo Richardson in the household of Hall Wilkerson; digital image, Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 December 2007); NARA microfilm publication T626:593.

    12. [S1904] 1940 U.S. Census, 8 Apr 2012.
      1940 U. S. census, Marion County, Indiana, population schedule, city of Indianapolis, enumeration district (ED) 96-274, sheet 2A (penned), household 26, Orlo Richison; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.org : accessed 8 April 2012); NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1129.

    13. [S1864] Interview , 8 Nov 2011.
      Zella (Wilkerson) Rosenbarger, widow of Ophir Orlo Richison, Muncie, Indiana, interviews by Shirley Ann Richison Fields, from 1960's to 1992, information entered directly in genealogical program with no paper record created.

    14. [S1886] City/County Directories, 3 Oct 2010.
      Polk's Indianapolis (Marion County, Ind.) City Direcotry, 1942, digital image, p. 531, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com; accessed 2 October 2010); browse City & Area Directories, Indiana, Indianapolis, 1942.

    15. [S1886] City/County Directories, 3 Oct 2010.
      Polk's Indianapolis (Marion County, Ind.) City Direcotry, 1943, digital image, p.519, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com; accessed 2 October 2010); browse City & Area Directories, Indiana, Indianapolis, 1943.
      Orlo was working at Bridgeport Brass and they were living in an upstairs apartment.

    16. [S1854] Obituary, 8 Nov 2011.
      "Dallas Richison Dies At Randolph County Hospital," Winchester Journal-Herald, 13 March 1947, page 1.

    17. [S1903] Wills & Probates, 4 Sep 2012.
      Randolph County, Indiana, Ophir O. Richison probate file .4713, copy from microfilm; County Clerk's Office. Winchester.
      Originals were destroyed by court personnel after filming.

    18. [S1869] Deaths, 8 Nov 2011.
      Ophir Orlo Richison funeral program, Winchester, Indiana, citing services on 3 August 1949; privately held by Shirley Richison Fields, Avon, Indiana. This program was obtained at Summer Funeral Home by Fields when she attended the services there for Ophir Orlo Richison, her father.

    19. [S1869] Deaths, 9 Apr 2008.
      Randolph County, Indiana, certified death record, Ophir Orlo Richison (31 July 1949), book W-3, page 83; Randolph County Health Department, Winchester.

    20. [S1869] Deaths, 9 Apr 2008.
      Randolph County, Indiana, certified death record, Ophir Orlo Richison (1949), book W-3, page 83; Randolph County Health Department, Winchester.

    21. [S1869] Deaths, 22 Mar 2013.
      Shirley Richison Fields, creator. Find A Grave, database and photo, Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 22 March 2013); memorial for Ophir Orlo Richison, 1909-1949.

    22. [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.

    23. [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.

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

    25. [S1901] Marriage, 11 Apr 2008.
      Montgomery County, Ohio, photocopy of marriage license no. 73068, Richison-Wilkerson (1929); Dayton.