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Rachael T. "Ray" Johnson Ramkwitz
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Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 19, 1908

After her husband's death in 1902, Rachael married Peter Fisher on January 15, 1903. They were divorced in May 1906. She then married Michael Ramkwitz on July 27, 1907 in Wisconsin. She died before April 15, 1908, when letters of administration for her estate were granted to her husband.


RAY ACHENBACH DEAD
An Overdose of Laudanum and Sweet Oil Causes Her Death.
Mrs. Ray T. Achenbach-Ramkwitz died last Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 19, from the effects of an overdose of laudanum and sweet oil which she had taken as a stimulant. Mrs. Ramkwitz, (who was known through this country as Ray Achenbach) was in a bad state of mental and physical condition from a protracted intoxication, and for ten days before her death she had eaten scarcely anything. Four days before she died she took opium or chloral, with the intention, witnesses testified, of taking her own life, but medical assistance was summoned and she recovered from the effects of the drug.
Her husband, who was working in Douglas, was sent for and he arrived in Casper the day before her death. He said that when he arrived here his wife took a big swallow of the medicine and after a short visit with her she seemed much improved in health. He remained with her about an hour and a half, and as she seemed to be in good spirits, he went to the post office, and when he came back she was acting silly, as though she did not know what she was doing. While they were at supper she fell asleep. He then put her to bed and worked with her but was unable to revive her, and then sent for the doctors, who informed him that it was too late to help her. During the time he was with her, she never mentioned suicide, and it is his opinion that she had no intention of killing herself when she took the medicine.
Coroner H. A. Lilly empaneled a coroner's jury, composed of George Lilly, G. W. Breon and Fred Henderson, who held an inquest over the remains on Thursday, and after the examination of a number of witnesses, returned a verdict that she died from an overdose of the drug adminstered by her own hand.
The body was shipped to Odobolt [sic], Iowa, on Friday where it was interred beside the remains of her father. Her mother is still living at that place. Her husband accompanied the remains to Iowa.
Mrs. Achenbach had been a resident of Casper for many years. She conducted a glove factory and fur store here for the past ten years and did a prosperous business. About five or six years ago her husband, Theodore F. Achenbach, died from a dose of poison which he took after a protracted spree. A few years after Achenbach's death she was married to Pete Fisher, but they lived together only a short time, and were divorced. On July 27, 1907, at Milwaukee, Wis., she was married to Michael Ramkwitz, with whom she lived until her death. She left considerable property in this city, and her husband has made application to be appointed administrator of the estate.
Source: Natrona County Tribune, Casper, Wyoming, 26 Feb 1908, Page 1 
 
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 Parents:
  Arne Johnson (____ - 1890)
  Agnes Larson Johnson (1847 - 1931)
 
 Spouses:
  Theodore Frederick Achenbach (1868 - 1902)
  Peter Fisher (1868 - 1954)*
  Michael Anton Ramkwitz (1877 - 1935)*
 
 Sibling:
  Rachael T. Johnson Ramkwitz (____ - 1908)
  Albert Johnson (1880 - 1904)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cook Center Cemetery
Schaller
Sac County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Cemetery Walker
Record added: Feb 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84366377
Rachael T. Ray <i>Johnson</i> Ramkwitz
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