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Arthur Johnson Rich[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1873 - 1953


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  • Death Notice  2 Jul 1853  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • MR. A. J. RICH DIES HERE TUESDAY

      As we go to press we have just learned of the death of Mr. Arthur Johnson Rich, 79, who passed away Tuesday morning following a brief illness.

      A lifelong resident of Decatur County and member of a prominent Bainbridge family, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Theodosia Rich, and a foster son, W. G. Powell.

      Complete details will be carried in next week's issue of the Post-Searchlight.
    Born  19 Dec 1873  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth 
    • 1930 Census: age 55
    Census: Federal  4 Jun 1880  Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 1) Elijah A. J. Rich, head, white male age 40, farmer, born in GA, parents born in GA
      2) Hattie Rich, wife, white female age 31, keeping house, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Euseamer Rich, son, single white male age 12, attended school, born in GA
      4) Minnie Rich, daughter, single white female age 10, attended school, born in GA
      5) Emery Rich, son, single white male age 8, attended school, born in GA
      6) Arthur J. Rich, son, single white male age 7, attended school, born in GA
      7) Madora Rich, daughter, single white female age 5, attended school, born in GA
      8) Hunnewell Rich, son, single white male age 3
      9) Perry Rich, son, single white male age 8 months
      10) Zilphy Lofton, aunt, widowed white female age 47, keeping house, born in GA, parents born in GA
      11) Rosa Heana, single white female age 19, boarder, school teacher, born in GA, mother born in NC
      12) William Sloan, single white male age 22, farm laborer, cannot read or write, born in GA, parents born in GA
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    Census: Federal  12 Jun 1900  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 1) Aurther J. Rich, head, white male age 25, married 6 years, born Dec 1874 in GA, parents born in GA, engineer[?], owns a home
      2) Florence Rich, wife, white female age 24, mother of 1, 1 living, born Apr 1876 in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Charles Rich, son, white male age 5, born Oct 1894 in GA
    Census: Federal  3 May 1910  , Spring Creek, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 1) Arthur J. Rich, head, white male age 35, married 16 years, born in GA, parents born in GA, general farmer, owns farm #186 with mortgage
      2) Florence Rich, wife, white female age 34, mother of 1, 1 living, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Charlie C. Rich, son, white male age 15, born in GA, attended school
      4) Willie G. Powell, nephew, white male age 1 6/12, born in GA
      5) Lanes W. Nix, hired man, single white male age 28, born in GA, parents born in GA, farm laborer, working out
    World War I Service Draft Registration  12 Sep 1918  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Name: Arthur Johnson Rich
      Address: 524 Planters, Bainbridge, GA
      Age: 44
      Date of Birth: December 19, 1873
      Race: white
      US Citizen: Natural born
      Occupation: self-employed brick manufacturer
      Nearest Living Relative: Florence Rich, 524 Planter, Bainbridge, GA
      Height: Medium
      Build: Medium
      Eyes: Gray
      Hair: Brown
      Loss of Limbs: No
      Date of Registration: 12 Sep 1918
    Census: Federal  14 Jan 1920  Planter Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • 1) Arthur J. Rich, head, white male age 45, born in GA, parents born in GA, occupation illegible
      2) Florence Rich, wife, white female age 43, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Charley C. Rich, son, married white male age 25, born in GA, worked in dry goods store
      4) Alma L. Rich, wife [of son], married white female age 25, born in GA, parents born in GA
      5) W. G. Rich, gson, single white male age 11, born in GA, attended school
      6) Charles R. Rich, nephew?, married white male age 21, born in GA, parents born in GA, miller for his own grist mill
      7) Orion C. Rich, wife, married white female age 20, born in GA, father born in FL, mother born in GA
      8) Mary A. Carr, boarder, married white female age 18, born in GA, parents born in AL
    Census: Federal  11 Apr 1930  524 Planter Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • 1) Arthur J. Rich, head, white male age 55, married at 21, born in GA, parents born in GA, grocery store merchant, owns a $10,000 house, has a radio
      2) Florence P. Rich, wife, white female age 54, married at 20, born in GA, parents born in GA, bookkeeper for grocery store
      3) Charlie Rich, son, white male age 34, married at 21, born in GA, grocery store merchant
      4) Alma Rich, daughter-in-law, white female age 34, married at 21, born in GA, bookkeeper for grocery store
      5) W. G. Rich, son, single white male age 21, born in GA, attended school
      6) Charlie P. Goodlow, lodger, single white male age 32, born in GA, parents born in GA, manager at ice plant
      7) Wallace Plowden, lodger, single white male age 25, born in GA, parents born in GA, bookkeeper for bank
      8) Louie Williams, lodger, single white male age 25, born in GA, parents born in GA, clerk at drug store
    Died  30 Jun 1953  , Brinson, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Obituary  9 Jul 1953  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • Last Rites Held For A. J. Rich

      Mr. Arthur Johnson Rich, 79, died here Tuesday morning following an illness of approximately three weeks.

      A native of Decatur County, he was the son of the late Elijah Andrew Jackson Rich and Hattie Pierce Rich. He spent his lifetime in this community and was a retired merchant. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Orion Lodge No. 8 F. & A. M., and a Shriner.

      He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Theodosia Dancer Rich, and one foster son, W. G. Powell, both of Bainbridge.

      Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Dola Bush of Colquitt and Mrs. J. T. Powell of Brinson, and two brothers, P. D. Rich of West Bainbridge and T. E. Rich of Bainbridge.

      Funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock with the Rev. James T. Burrell, Rev. Charles Bishop, and Rev. John Sharp officiating.

      Masonic rites were conducted at the graveside in Oak City Cemetery by members of Orion Lodge.

      Active pallbearers were T. E. Rich, Jr., J. T. Powell, Walter Dancer, Watson Miller, Lloyd Rich, P. D. Rich, Jr., Emory Rich, and Emory Hunter.

      Honorary pallbearers included the members of the Baraca Class of the First Baptist Church, R. E. Rowan, A. E. White, Sr., J. E. Drake, R. A. Stephens, E. F. Vickers, Sam Kain, Earl Gragg, Marvin Griffin, A. A. Davis, J. C. Hale, D. R. Barber, Austin Phillips, G. R. Watson, Lee A. Parker, Max Kwilecki, R. A. Griffin, J. H. Birdsong, Laney P. Williams, John Lane, Wallace Plowden, R. L. Horn, Cliff Brockett, C. O. Powell, John Watts, Joe Grollman, H. L. Ledbetter, W. J. Clark, H. A. Williams, B. L. Cherry, T. J. Hornsby, C. A. Dupree, W. W. Johnson, Harvey Stephens, George Macfie, R. A. Jester, John Lovett, Cull Nichols, Dr. Cleveland Bridges, Gene Harrell and J. U. Grimsley.

      E. W. Cox & Sons in charge of arrangements.
    Name  Lark 
    Occupation  grocery store merchant 
    Buried  Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I79  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  10 Jan 2011 

    Father  Elijah Andrew Jackson Rich,   b. 16 Nov 1840, , , Randolph County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1925, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Hattie A. Pierce,   b. 4 Feb 1849, , Milford, Baker County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1933, , Colquitt, Miller County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  25 Apr 1867  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F138  Group Sheet

    Family  Nancy "Florence" Powell,   b. 2 Apr 1876, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1942, , Brinson, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Dec 1893  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
     1. Charles Cecil Rich,   b. 3 Oct 1894, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1935, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Infant Rich,   b. 1896, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1896, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Griffin Powell, Jr.,   b. Abt 1909, Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  9 Aug 2005 
    Family ID  F46  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsDeath Notice - The Post-Searchlight - 2 Jul 1853 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Dec 1873 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 4 Jun 1880 - Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Dec 1893 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 12 Jun 1900 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWorld War I Service Draft Registration - 12 Sep 1918 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 14 Jan 1920 - Planter Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 11 Apr 1930 - 524 Planter Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jun 1953 - , Brinson, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Post-Searchlight - 9 Jul 1953 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S796] Decatur County, Georgia, Will & Probate Proceedings Books, Clerk of Court, (Probate Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), last will and testament of E. A. J. Rich, written 21 Dec 1914, filed 5 Oct 1925, C:366.

    2. [S51] A History of Savannah and South Georgia, 2 volumes, William Harden, (Chicago and New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1913), 1009.

    3. [S128] notes from 1968 Rich Family Reunion in Tallahassee, FL, Pete and Jean Rich, (written correspondence with attendees: original papers in possession of Jean Downs Rich Murray).

    4. [S52] The Post-Search Light, Bainbridge, Georgia, on microfilm, (Bainbridge, Georgia: Gilbert H. Gragg Library), obituary for Mrs. Florence Powell Rich, box 179, [vol. & no. covered by sticker], Thursday, 23 Apr 1942, page 1.

    5. [S52] The Post-Search Light, Bainbridge, Georgia, on microfilm, (Bainbridge, Georgia: Gilbert H. Gragg Library), death notice for Mr. Arthur Johnson Rich, box 183, Thursday, 2 Jul 1953, page 1.

    6. [S1437] 1880 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), T9, roll 143, Pine Hill-Militia District 1188, enumeration district (ED) 18, p. 251A, dwelling 111, family 117, Elijah A. J. Rich household, accessed 6 Jul 2008, 6 Jul 2008.

    7. [S1261] 1900 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), T623, roll 191, Bainbridge, enumeration district (ED) 29, p. 21B, dwelling 402, family 402, Aurther J. Rich household, accessed 7 Jul 2008, 7 Jul 2008.

    8. [S1260] 1910 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2006), T624, roll 183, Spring Creek District, enumeration district (ED) 52, sheet 71B, dwelling 241, family 241, Arthur J. Rich household, accessed 10 Jan 2011, 10 Jan 2011.

    9. [S208] "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," digital images, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), card for Robert Lloyd Rich; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication 1557024, precinct 513, Decatur, GA.

    10. [S1251] 1920 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), T625, roll 248, Bainbridge-Militia District 513, enumeration district (ED) 32, p. 10B, dwelling 273, family 295, Arthur J. Rich household, accessed 6 Jul 2008, 6 Jul 2008.

    11. [S1716] 1930 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Digital images, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), T626, roll 350, Bainbridge, enumeration district (ED) 1, sheet 13B, dwelling 329, family 329, Arthur J. Rich household, accessed 10 Jan 2011, 10 Jan 2011.

    12. [S15] "Georgia Deaths, 1919-98," subscription database, Ancestry.com, Georgia Health Department, Office of Vital Records, (www.ancestry.com), entry for Arthur J. Rich, certificate 15734.

    13. [S52] The Post-Search Light, Bainbridge, Georgia, on microfilm, (Bainbridge, Georgia: Gilbert H. Gragg Library), obituary for Mr. Arthur Johnson Rich, box 183, Thursday, 9 Jul 1953.

    14. [S368] "Decatur County Georgia Marriage Records, 1824 - 1945," database, Decatur County, Georgia Rootsweb, Jordan Dodd, (http://www.rootsweb.com/~gadecatu/Marriage/surindex.html), marriage of Arthur J. Rich & Florence Powell, 18 Dec 1893, B-762.