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Opal Irene  RICHISON

Opal Irene RICHISON

Female 1899 - 1978  (78 years)

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  • Name Opal Irene RICHISON  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 29 Sep 1899  , Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 6
    • 1900 U.S. Census says Opal born Jan 1900 but her father's date also wrong so perhaps someone else gave out the census info who didn't really know.

      Her obit says she was only 77 but that would calculate to born 1901and tombstone says she was born 1899. Since she was listed with her parents in the 1900 census she had to be at least closer to 78 than 77.
    Gender Female 
    Census 1900  Jackson Twp., Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    U.S. 
    Census Index 1900  Jackson Twp., Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 19 Apr 1910  Center Twp., Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Charles H. Richison household 
    • Living at 1516 W. Jackson Street, Muncie, Indiana
      Richison, Opal I., daughter, female, white, age 10, born Indiana, father born Ohio, mother born Ohio, speaks English, able to read and write.
    1910 U.S. Census - Richison
    1910 U.S. Census - Richison
    Indiana. Delaware Co. - Charles H. Richison
    Member Eastern Star Chapter 104  [2
    Resided 1956  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    at death of her stepmother 
    Social Security Number 1973  , , Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    305-70-1982 
    Residence 27 Sep 1975  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    at death of half-sister, Anna Jane Richison 
    Obituary 1978  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Muncie Star 

    • OPAL KEELEY DIES:
      RITES ARE PENDING

      «tab»Mrs. Opal Keeley, 77, 3324 S. Walnut St., widow of Forrest KEELEY, died Saturday afternoon shortly after arrival at Ball Memorial Hospital. She was born in Jay County, and came to Muncie with her parents, Charles A. and Ardie (MILES) RICHISON, Sr. Mrs. KEELEY attended Whittier Elementary School and Muncie Normal Institute. She was a member of Eastern Star Chapter 104.
      «tab»Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Maellen MITCHELL, Muncie; a half-brother, Charles A. RICHISON, Jr., Deland Fla; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
      «tab»Arrangements will be announced by the Meeks Mortuary.
    Resided May 1978  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    3324 S. Walnut St. 
    School Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Whittier Elementary and Muncie Normal Institute 
    Died 6 May 1978  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 6
    • Meeks Mortuary of Muncie was the funeral home.
    Buried 9 May 1978  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Notes 
    • Date: 11 Aug 1994
      Repository: Beech Grove Cem., Section B, Muncie, IN
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      HEADSTONE
      Located in Section B and faces both east and west.

      East side reads:

      KEELEY

      Opal I. Forest V., Sr.
      1899-1978 1899-1971

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    • (Research):NOTE
      Opal was born 1899 so that would calculate to a d date of 1976, however, her tombstone says she died 1978. This would be easy to check.
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    Person ID I75  richison
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2017 

    Father Charles Anthony RICHISON, Sr.,   b. 8 Oct 1868, New Carlisle, Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1944, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ardie Ellen MILES,   b. 16 Mar 1879, , , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1914, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F51  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Forest Vernon KEELEY, Sr.,   b. 3 Nov 1899, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1971, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1918  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5
    • Married by Rev. William J. Sayers
    Marriage License 28 Dec 1918  , Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Forest Vernon KEELEY, Jr.,   b. 12 Feb 1924,   d. 7 May 1967  (Age 43 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F81  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Sep 1899 - , Jay, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Dec 1918 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 28 Dec 1918 - , Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - at death of her stepmother - 1956 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSocial Security Number - 305-70-1982 - 1973 - , , Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - at death of half-sister, Anna Jane Richison - 27 Sep 1975 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Muncie Star - 1978 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 3324 S. Walnut St. - May 1978 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSchool - Whittier Elementary and Muncie Normal Institute - - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 May 1978 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 May 1978 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obituary - Richison
    Obituary - Richison
    Charles Anthony Richison, Sr., 1944

  • Sources 
    1. [S696] Tombstone: Keeley, Opal Irene Richison, (Section B, Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie (Delaware County), Indiana; transcribed by Shirley Richison Fields on 11 Aug 1994), Beech Grove (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S697] Obit: Keeley, Opal Irene (Richison), («i»The Muncie Star,«/i» Muncie (Delaware County), Indiana, May 1978; transcribed by Shirley Richison Fields.).

    3. [S1208] Indiana, Delaware Co. - Local History & Genealogy Center, (Local History & Genealogy Center), Emma Richison, digital image, «i»Muncie/Delaware County Digital Resource Library,«/i» (http://www.munpl.org, accessed 19 Oct 2007); citing Meeks Mortuary Book 191, 27 Feb 1956. (Reliability: 4), 2 Nov 2007.
      191151
      Jan. 10, 1956 to Apr. 4, 1956

      Date: February 27, 1956

      MRS. EMMA RICHISON DIES AT RESIDENCE

      Mrs. Emma C. Richison, 65, widow of C. A. Richison Sr., died at the family residence, 309 S. Hawthorne Dr., early Monday morning following an extended illness. She was a native of Emporia, O., moving here from Ohio in 1912.
      Surviving are a daughter, Miss Jane Richison, at home; a step-daughter, Mrs. Opal Keeley of Muncie; a son, Charles A. Richison Jr., at hom; two sisters, Mrs. Arlie Bailey of Germantown, O., and Mrs. Annie David of Detroit; a brother, William Green of Germantown, O., and two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
      Funeral services will be conducted at the Meeks Mortuary at 1:30 p.m Wednesday, the Rev. Cecil Hurry of Yorktown Nazarene Church officiating. Interment will be in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after noon Tuesday, and prior to the service on Wednesday.
      Only a photocopy of the obituary appears on this record along with the date at the top of the record.

    4. [S1421] Richison Family Record (Reliability: 2), 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 appears to have been Margaret Ann (Richison) Secrest, born 1878 in Jay County, Indiana, daughter of John Webster and Elizabeth (Cory) Richison.


    5. [S1901] Marriage, 18 Sep 2017.
      "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007," digital image, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 18 September 2017), license application and return for Forest Vernon Keeley and Opal Irene Richison, (28 December 1918); citing Delaware County, Marriage Records, 1918-1919, Vol. 26: 457.

    6. [S1208] Indiana, Delaware Co. - Local History & Genealogy Center, (Local History & Genealogy Center), Opal Keeley, digital image, «i»Muncie/Delaware County Digital Resource Library,«/i» (http://www.munpl.org, accessed 19 Oct 2007); citing Beech Grove Cemetery Records, interment no. 1948 (Reliability: 3), 21 Oct 2007.
      Name: Keeley, Opal
      Sex: F
      Marital status: W
      Place of birth: Jay Co., IN
      Date of death: May 06, 1978
      Age at death: 78y
      Last known residence: Muncie
      Interment No. 1948
      Interment date: May 09, 1978
      Section 20, Lot 49
      Lot book page 369
      Location: S 1/2 of Lot 49, SE corner
      Grave fee: $200.00

    7. [S45] 1910 U.S. Census (Reliability: 2), 17 Apr 1910.
      1910 U.S. census, Delaware County, Indiana, population schedule, Center township, Muncie, enumeration district (ED) 19, sheet 4A, dwelling 79, family 80, Charles H. Richison, digital image, Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 15 Apr 2008); citing NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 346.


    8. [S1869] Deaths, 24 Apr 2013.
      "Funeral Home Records," database, Muncie Public Library (http://www.munciepubliclibrary.org : accessed 9 April 2013); entry for Annie Richison, 1975; citing Meeks Mortuary Book 284, Muncie, Indiana.

    9. [S696] Tombstone: Keeley, Opal Irene Richison, (Section B, Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie (Delaware County), Indiana; transcribed by Shirley Richison Fields on 11 Aug 1994), Beech Grove.