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Robert "Lloyd" Rich, Sr.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]

Male 1896 - 1976


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  • Suffix  Sr. 
    Nickname  Lloyd 
    Born  12 Aug 1896  Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6, 7, 8
    Gender  Male 
    Census: Federal  15 Jun 1900  Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • 1) Euzema Rich, head, white male age 31, married 10 years, born Nov 1868 in GA, parents born in GA, farmer, owns farm #111
      2) Menla Rich, wife, white female age 29, mother of 4, all living, born Oct 1871 in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Roy Rich, son, white male age 9, born Aug 1891 in GA
      4) Jewel M. Rich, daughter, white female age 5, born Dec 1894 in GA
      5) Lloyd Rich, son, white male age 3, born Aug 1896 in GA
      6) Ross Rich, son, white male age 1, born Sep 1899 in GA
      7) Susan McCall, house servant, widowed black female age 51, born 1849 in VA, parents born in VA
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    Census: Federal  15 Apr 1910  Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • 1) Euzema Rich, head, white male age 41, married 20 years, born in GA, parents born in GA, general farmer, owns farm #8
      2) Menla Rich, wife, white female age 37, mother of 11, 9 living, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Roy C. Rich, son, white male age 18, born in GA, attended school
      4) Jewell Rich, daughter, white female age 15, born in GA, attended school
      5) Robert L. Rich, son, white male age 13, born in GA, attended school
      6) Ross Rich, son, white male age 11, born in GA, attended school
      7) William J. Rich, son, white male age 9, born in GA, attended school
      8) Emory G. Rich, son, white male age 7, born in GA, attended school
      9) Gladis Rich, daughter, white female age 6, born in GA, attended school
      10) Lois Rich, daughter, white female age 2, born in GA
      11) Infant Rich, son, white male age 6 months, born in GA
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    World War I Service Draft Registration  5 Jun 1918  Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    • Draft Card No. 164
      Name: Robert Lloyd Rich, age 21
      Address: Shotwell St, Bainbridge, GA
      Date of Birth: August 12, 1896
      Citizenship: Natural born
      Place of Birth: Bainbridge, GA
      Occupation: Merchant, self-employed
      Dependents: Wife
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: Caucasian
      Prior Military Service: None
      Height: Medium
      Build: Medium
      Eyes: Blue
      Hair: Light
      Loss of Limbs: No
      Date of Registration: 5 Jun 1918
    Census: Federal  3 Jan 1920  Broughton Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • 1) R. Lloyd Rich, head, married white male age 25, born in GA, parents born in GA, auto salesman on his own account, rents a house
      2) Cecil Rich, wife, married white female age 19, born in GA, father born in GA, mother born in VA
      3) Cecil Frances Rich, daughter, single white female age 2 months, born in GA
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    Religion  20 Jan 1924  200 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 15, 16
    First Presbyterian Church 
    • He became a member by comfirmation or reaffirmation of faith. He was ordained and installed as an elder on 11 Jan 1959 and he retired 7 Jan 1968.
    Move  6 Nov 1928  , Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census: Federal  14 Apr 1930  Wildwood Street, Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • 1) Robert L. Rich, head, white male age 33, married at 21, born in GA, parents born in GA, president of an auto agency, rents a home for $70, has a radio, is a veteran of WW I
      2) Cecile H. Rich, wife, white female age 28, married at 16, born in GA, father born in GA, mother born in VA
      3) Frances Rich, daughter, white female age 10, born in GA, attended school
      4) R. Lloyd Rich, son, white male age 6, born in GA, attended school
      5) Olive Rich, daughter, white female age 3 3/12, born in GA
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    Move  30 Aug 1931  446 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • Lloyd had a parting of the ways with his partner in Thomasville, so he sold his share and moved back to Bainbridge and opened R. L. Rich Chevrolet there.

      "75 years ago--1931
      Chevrolet agency changes hands
      Mr. Lloyd Rich--for many years in the automobile and supply business in Bainbridge and a native-born Decatur County cracker, but who has been located in Thomasville lately--will return to Bainbridge and take over the Chevrolet company.

      Mr. Rich is an experienced man in the game and knows his work and we feel sure that he will make a go of the job."
    Move  May 1957  1400 Tallahassee Highway, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Directory Listing  1959 
    Bainbridge City Directory 
    • "Rich Robt L (Cecil H) pres R L Rich Chevrolet Co h Tallahassee rd."
    Will Written  16 Jul 1973  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF
      R. L. RICH, SR: ESTATE OF
      RICH, R. L. JR AND JACK G. RICH EXECUTORS
      FILED: 5-7-76
      RECORDED: 5-7-76
      GEORGIA, DECATUR COUNTY.
      I, R. L. RICH, SR., of said State and County, and being of sound and disposing mind memory, and hereby revoking all other Wills heretofore made by me, do make, publish and declare my Last Will and Testament as follows:

      ITEM I: I desire that my body be buried in a Christian like manner in keeping with my position in life, the details of which I leave to the members of my family.

      ITEM II: I instruct and direct that my Executors hereinafter named pay all of my just and honest debts out of the proceeds of my estate as soon as practical after my death.

      ITEM III: All household furniture and furnishings, picture, objects of art and silverware in my home are the property of my wife and my Executors shall make no claim that such items are a pert of my estate. I give and bequeath to my wife, Cecil H. Rich, if she is living at the time of my death, my jewelry, clothing and other such personal effects, and if she is then not living then equally to my children then living.

      ITEM IV: (a) If my wife, Cecil H. Rich, survives me (and if we die under any circumstance that it cannot be determined which died first, it shall be presumed that she survives and this bequest shall be effective), I will, bequeath and devise to her a part of my estate, selected by my executors, except they are to include therein my residence and all real estate owned by me on the west side of U. S. Highway No. 27 in the city of Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, having a value determined as follows:
      (1) Determine the value of my entire estate passing under this Will;
      (2) Add thereto the value of any and all insurance and other property passing outside of this Will but includable in my estate for estate tax purposes;
      (3) Deduct therefrom all debts and expenses of administration allowed as a deduction for federal estate tax purposes but not any estate or inheritance tax;
      (4) Ascertain one-half of the remainder;
      (5) Deduct from such one-half the value of any and all insurance and other property passing to my said wife either outside this Will or under any other item of this Will in such manner as to qualify as a part of the marital deduction uner the federal estate tax law; and
      (6) The remainder of such one-half shall be the value of the part of my estate willed, bequeathed and devised in this item.
      (b) The determination of this bequest and the division of my estate shall be on the basis of values existing at the time of my death, or on such estate tax value as finally determined by any federal estate tax return accepted and approved by the Internal Revenue Service, Estate Tax Division, and this bequest shall carry with it its proportionate part of the income from my estate from the date of my death.
      (c) My Executors shall not use to satisfy the bequest in this item or any part thereof any asset in respect of which a credit is allowed against United States tax for any estate, inheritance, legacy or succession tax imposed by any foreign country or satisfy this request.
      ITEM V:
      I will and bequeath Ten Thousand Dollar[s] ($10,000) to Jack G. Rich as Trustee and Testamentary Guardian with said Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) to be divided into equal shares of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) each for his said children to be used by him for their education beyond high school, and I further will and bequeath to him as Trustee and Testamentary Guardian the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) for each additional child which may be born, for their education beyond high school, provided that the birth occurs before the distribution of my estate and the discharge of my Executors. In the event that any one of said children should predecease me, or die prior to distribution being made to him or her, the legacy of said deceased child shall lapse and become a part of the reduum of this my Last Will and Testament.
    Died  3 May 1976  1500 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 15, 16
    Cause: I. (a) cardiac arrest (sudden); (b) acute myocardial infarction; (c) pulmonary edema II. a 
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    Funeral  5 May 1976  200 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    First Presbyterian Church 
    Hobbies  golf and playing the organ 
    Membership  a founding member of the Bainbridge Country Club 
    Membership  , New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    New Orleans Cotton Exchange 
    Obituary  5 May 1976  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • "R. L. Rich dies; funeral today
      Mr. R. L. Rich, Sr., 79, died suddenly in Memorial Hospital on May 3, 1976. Funeral services will be conducted today at 5 p.m. from the Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in Oak City Cemetery with Rev. R. T. Allen and Dr. Charles Bishop officiating.
      Mr. Rich, a lifetime resident of Decatur County, was founder of R. L. Rich Chevrolet here in Bainbridge. He was a member of New Orleans Cotton Exchange, Orion Lodge No. 8 F & AM, Hasan Temple, Bainbridge Country Club and American Legion Post No. 62. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, where he was Elder Emeritus.
      He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cecil Harrell Rich of Bainbridge; two daughters: Frances Rich of Tallahassee, Florida and Mrs. Olive Partee of Stone Mountain, Georgia; two sons: R. L. Rich, Jr. of Bainbridge and Jack Rich of Tallahassee, Florida; 9 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters: Mrs. E. E. Kistner of Orlando, Florida, and Mrs. Lois Rapp and Mrs. Gladys Dugan, both of Pompano Beach, Florida; and one brother, E. G. Rich of Orlando, Florida.
      Cox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."
    Buried  5 May 1976  Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Will Probated  7 May 1976  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Memorial article  8 May 1976  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • "Marvin Griffin: He was an astute business man
      On awakening Tuesday morning the city was shocked to learn of the passing of R. L. Rich, Sr., at Memorial Hospital the night before. Lloyd Rich was a Decatur Countian whose roots ran deep into the soil of his home community. He was the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. A. J. Rich, one of the pioneer families of the Bethel Community. His fraternal grandfather was a veteran of the War Between the States, a strong individual during the trying times of Reconstruction, and a member of the Georgia General Assembly when Georgia had to pull herself up by the bootstraps. He ran a prosperous farm. He was also the member of a large local family, prominent in the business, social and religious life of our city and county.

      Lloyd Rich, Sr. was a good husband and a man devoted to his family. He was dedicated to his church, and was always intensely interested in the progress and development of the institutions of his home town and county....business man, and while he enjoyed phenominal success in his business investments, he would jokingly say, "I was just lucky in this or that transaction." The truth of the matter was, his success did not come from luck, but came from vision and well-planned procedures. He gave careful study to all angles of any venture, and his moves were precise and positive.

      He was kind to others, and had a wonderful sense of humor. "Big Lloyd," as most of his friends knew him, did not enjoy robust health during the past several years of his life, but he was cheerful, and enjoyed the company of his friends, and these friends were many in number. He was both curious and interested in what went on around him in the world of today. He never tried to turn back the hands of the clock, but his philosophy was to meet the challenges of today head-on. Until the past few years he was active in business, but when his health compelled him to slow down, he did not complain, but adjusted to taking things easier. He said this gave him the opportunity to know his friends better.

      I knew him all my life. We were always good friends, and I am grateful for that. During the past year I was a member of an unorganized coffee club at Bram's. We called it the "cateract club," and he was perhaps one of the first members. None of us could see to well, but what we lacked in sight, we made up in talk, and there was a preponderance of that.

      His death was a shock to me, and I shall miss him. That goes also for a host of others who respected and admired him. Folks with the ability, character and integrity of Lloyd Rich do not pass this way too often. Lloyd Rich left a wonderful heritage. It will be preserved and carried on by a fine family of two sons and two daughters, and a wife, who survive him."
    Memorial article  15 May 1976  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • "Hi Neighbor by O. L. Bossom: The Supreme Architect of the Universe has seen fit to remove one of His faithful followers from our midst. Naturally, we have no say as to when, where, or under what conditions we will depart this life.

      R. Lloyd Rich was one of the finest men it has been my pleasure to know and to count as one of my friends. We have been friendly for most of the fifteen years I have been in this city.

      As far as this writer is concerned, he was an astute business man, a good husband, father and, lastly but by no means least, an excellent personal friend.

      He and I were members of the Presbyterian Church and the number of residents who attended services at the time of his demise attested to the faith and esteem with which he had been held.

      This writer was fairly close to him and his family for the past several years and was unaware if he ever spoke ill of anyone. And as a father he raised four fine children and I am personally acquainted with each of them. The entire Rich family leaves nothing to be desired in our city as far as good residents are concerned.

      As a churchman, he usually sat in a particular part of the sanctuary at Sunday services. Since I am in the choir, I could observe the congregation and when Mr. Rich was absent, I knew that he was either ill or absent from the city. My wife and I frequently called on the Rich family to ascertain the condition of their health and I keenly feel his loss.

      He has left behind a heritage which will not be easily surpassed.

      We can only believe that he has departed for that place in heaven from which no traveler ever returns and may God in his infinite wisdom have mercy on his soul. And I hope that God will also take proper care of his good wife and the four fine children he has left behind."
    Memorial article  21 Jan 1995  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • "Kindness can be a solemn debt

      One warm fall afternoon some 30 years ago, soon after I left the Navy and returned to Bainbridge as editor of The Post-Searchlight, I was peddling advertising at a local feed store. I ran into the late Lloyd Rich Sr., and we took time out to chat over a cold drink. I had known Mr. Rich as long as I could remember, I thought.

      He lived a block away from our house; his youngest son, Jack, and I were school-mates, friends and contemporaries; and he was a prominent member of the First Presbyterian Church with nearly impeccable attendance.

      In fact, Mr. Rich was a memorable part of my early church experience. Each Sunday as the services wound down and the benediction began to roll out above the congregation, I would peep up a row to where the Rich family always sat. As faithful as clockwork, Mr. Rich would stand with head bowed and eyes closed - and jingle the loose change and keys in his pocket.

      Though Mrs. Rich would occasionally give him a dutiful nudge, which had no long-lasting effect, it was a sort of reassuring, comforting sound, signifying that the services had once more come to a successful conclusion and all was right with the world. But on that afternoon, I saw another side of him.

      He wasn't the remote and distant father of a contemporary, he was suddenly my contemporary, and he was sincerely interested in me. He wanted to know where I had been, what I had been doing, and how I was adjusting to my new circumstances.

      He was especially interested in how I found returning to my home town and going to work among the people around whom I had grown up. He told me he understood the difficulties of making the transition from boy to adult in one's home town - how elders who had been deferential to a youngster were suddenly cold businessmen with no sentimentality; and how some adults never seemed to get used to the idea that a young man was no longer a boy, and shouldn't be treated like one.

      I was astonished. I though no one esle understood the special obstacles of leaving home to grow up, earn and accept responsibility as an adult among strangers, then come back home and be treated like a boy - even though holding a man's job.

      I am nearly 60 years old now, and even after 32 years, there are still some adults older than I who would try the patience of Job. But Lloyd Rich Sr. brightened my day. He understood, and he had a few words of good advice and a lot of encouragement. He treated me like a grown man. I never forgot it.

      I do not know if he ever talked to his son, Lloyd Rich Jr. about that conversation. I doubt that he did. And I don't remember if, in later years, Lloyd Jr. and I ever discussed it. But I got the same kind of treatment from Lloyd Rich Jr. as I had from his father.

      Lloyd Jr. and I were not contemporaries. He was a decade my senior. But from the first day I returned home in 1963, he treated me like a contemporary. He did not seem to go out of his way to do so, but he greeted me with special kindness, welcomed me home and accepted me as a contemporary then and there. I did not have to convince him I was an adult in my own right. Like his father, he gave me some needed confidence as a young man.

      I doubt that I ever told him about it, but I have always remembered and appreciated it, and felt a special closeness to Lloyd Rich Jr., even though the difference in our ages did not make us close social friends. I counted him as a fellow who was always in my corner if I needed him.

      I will miss him, and I consider those kind gestures of 32 years ago a debt of honor to be passed on to some other young fellow begining to make his way."
    Occupation  automobile salesman, and was founder of R. L. Rich Chevrolet  [3, 6, 7
    • 1959 Directory Listing: RICH R L CHEVROLET CO, Robt L Rich Pres, Robt L Rich Jr V-Pres-Genl Mgr, Mrs Cecil H Rich Dec-Treas, Chevrolet Sales and Service, 400 N Clay cor Planter, Tel CHerry 6-3933
    Notes 
    • Lloyd Rich, the third child in a family of ten, grew up on a farm in rural Southwest Georgia just outside of Bainbridge. According to his youngest son Jack, Lloyd said he "could not get off the farm soon enough." As soon as he was of age, he moved to town. Although he did not complete his high school education, Lloyd was keenly inclined toward business matters. He owned and operated several businesses throughout his life and was active in buying and selling real estate.

      In January 1918, Lloyd eloped with Cecil Harrell. Cecil grew up in Bainbridge, but was at the time attending Wesleyan college. Lloyd went to get her at school and they traveled to the neighboring county of Thomasville, Georgia for the ceremony. In May of the same year, Lloyd was drafted into the army and was stationed Camp Gordon in Atlanta. Fortunately, it was at the very end of the war. After he came home, Lloyd and Cecil started their family and Lloyd started selling auto parts. After a few years, the family moved to Thomasville, where Lloyd and a friend ran an automobile dealership.

      After a few more years, Lloyd sold his half of the business and moved his family back to Bainbridge, where they rented a house on Shotwell Street. In Bainbridge, he opened a grocery store and bought a service station. Later, he started a chevrolet dealership, which became known as R. L. Rich Chevrolet. The family had new cars for years to come!

      During his life Lloyd helped found the Bainbridge County Club and was a member of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange. His nine grandchildren referred to him as Pappy and one of their most fond memories was that he always had a stick of Juicy Fruit gum ready when they came to visit. They also remember the scent of tobacco from his pipe. Lloyd owned a small organ and he enjoyed playing hymns for everyone.
    • (Medical):See attached sources. [6]
    Person ID  I178  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 

    Father  Euzema Rich,   b. 8 Nov 1868, Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1944, 1500 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Menla Powell,   b. 22 Oct 1871, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1927, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  29 Oct 1889  , Cyrene, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F124  Group Sheet

    Family  Cecil Harrell,   b. 21 Sep 1900, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1993, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Jan 1918  , , Thomas County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 22, 23
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    Marriage Announcement  24 Jan 1918  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • "Rich-Harrell Wedding.
      A wedding of much social interest to the friends of both parties throughout the State, occurred in Thomasville on last Thursday night, when Miss Cecil Harrell was married to Mr. Lloyd Rich. This was a runaway marriage, the couple being motored to Thomasville by a friend. Immediately after the ceremony the bride and groom left for various points in Georgia for a several days honeymoon trip.
      The bride is the beautiful and attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Harrell, who was one of the most popular young ladies in the younger society set in Bainbridge, groom is prominent in social and business circles and is connected with Rich Auto Supply Co.
      The Post-Search Light joins in with the friends of this couple in wishing them much happiness in their future life's career."
    News Article  31 Jan 1918  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • Mr. Lloyd Rich returned from his honeymoon trip to Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday. His bride returned Wednesday night. They will be at home to their friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Senter, on Broad St.
    News Article  16 Jan 1936  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • Mrs. R. L. Rich, Mrs. C. C. Bell, Mrs. C. L. Harrell, Misses Frances Rich, and Carolyn Powell motored to Tallahassee and Thomasville Saturday.
    News Article  26 Mar 1942  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • Mrs. Harold Wilson Honored

      Mrs. Harold Wilson, of Greenville, S. C., who is the attractive guest of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Rich this week, was the honor guest at a lovely Coca Cola party this morning given by Mrs. Rich at her home on Shotwell Street.

      The living room, dining room and hall, open en suite, were beautifully decorated with white Iris, Azaleas, Narcissi and Jonquils.

      Around 35 guests were invited in to meet Mrs. Wilson.
    News Article  21 Jun 1951  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • R. L. Rich Chevrolet Co. To Give Powerglide Rides

      If you want to drive a Powerglide Chevrolet visit the showrooms of the R. L. Rich Chevrolet Company from June 18 to 30.

      R. L. Rich has set aside special demonstrators for use of the public and the period will be devoted to giving as many people as possible rides in the cars.

      Because of the customer demand for Powerglide automatic transmissions in this area, R. L. Rich explains, he has been unable to set aside demonstrators. However, he will hold cars solely for this purpose through the demonstration period.

      "Chevrolet has just built its 500,000th Powerglide and to observe the milestones it has requested all dealers to co-operate in mass demonstrations," he declared.

      Mr. Rich pointed out that Powerglide differs from other automatic transmissions on the market in that it represents a "package" improvement. Included, besides the revolutionary automatic shift, are a more powerful engine of 105 horse-power and an "Economiser" rear axle.

      "The opportunity for mass demonstrations here will show what owners have learned in more than a billion miles of driving," Mr. Rich declared. "Even a brief trial will prove that Powerglide-equipped cars are easier and more restful to drive.

      "With Powerglide, the car has no clutch. This means the climination of hundreds of manual operations in the course of an average day's driving. The result is that a driver finishes the day more refreshed and relaxed. A person has to experience the process of automatic Powerglide fully to appreciate its advantages.

      "We urge everyone not acquainted with Powerglide automatic transmission to visit our showrooms during the special demonstration period to find out for himself all the features of Powerglide automatic transmission."
    News Article  2 Jul 1953  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • Informal Party For Visitors

      Mrs. R. L. Rich entertained at an informal party honoring her sister, Mrs. Sam Jenkins, and her niece, Miss Anne Jenkins of Tarboro, N. C. Tuesday morning.

      Shades of pink and rose zinnias were used in the living room and dining room and the halls were beautifully decorated with yellow zinnias and daisies.

      Present were Mrs. J. D. Gray, Mrs. Gilbert Gragg, Mrs. H. M. Whitley, Mrs. W. K. Pennalleson, Mrs. L. F. Reynolds, Mrs. J. E. Willis, Miss Claraneil Speight, Mrs. E. J. Perry, Mrs. George Pilcher, Mrs. E. S. Parker, Mrs. R. Lloyd Rich, Jr., Mrs. Jimmy Partee, Mrs. Jack Alfandre of Washington, D. C., Mrs. Charles Edmond, Mrs. H. E. Waller, Jr., Mrs. R. P. Bolton, Mrs. J. P. Tucker, Mrs. Ralph Ivey, Mrs. R. M. Reynolds, and Mrs. H. H. Nussbaum.
    Children 
     1. Cecil "Frances" Rich,   b. 22 Oct 1919, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 2002, 1120 Morningside Drive, Perry, Houston County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Robert "Lloyd" Rich, Jr.,   b. 15 Feb 1924, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1995, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Olive Womack Rich,   b. 27 May 1927, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1998, 450 North Candler Street, Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Infant Rich,   b. 22 Jan 1929, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1929, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jack Gray Rich,   b. 26 Nov 1935, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F83  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Aug 1896 - Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 15 Jun 1900 - Pine Hill Road, 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 MapsMarried - 17 Jan 1918 - , , Thomas County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Announcement - The Post-Searchlight - 24 Jan 1918 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Article - The Post-Searchlight - 31 Jan 1918 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWorld War I Service Draft Registration - 5 Jun 1918 - Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 3 Jan 1920 - Broughton Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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