|Birth: ||Jan. 6, 1846|
|Death: ||Dec. 3, 1923|
From the HISTORY OF PEORIA COUNTY, published in 1880 comes the following:
"RAMEY ALFRED H. grocer, Chillicothe, was born in Peoria, January 6, 1846, is the third in a family of seven children of Alfred H. Ramey and Melona Rathbone, natives of Pennsylvania. When about six months old, they removed to Hallock township, where he was brought up on a farm, and in the Spring of 1864 he entered government employ, freighting to the government posts on the frontier. He helped to erect Forts Phil Kearney and Smith, and on October 30, 1865, he volunteered to go out with the soldiers to fight the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians, and was wounded five times at Pine river. One of his wounds cost him his right leg at the hip, and he arrived home July 23rd of the following year, being just able to ride on a couch. After regaining something of his strength, he took a course at the Commercial College, in Peoria, and with a capital of $4, he started in business in that city with a little fruit and nut stand, on the corner of Main and Washington streets. In three months he netted $300, and coming to Chillicothe, entered the grocery and fruit business, which he has since profitably continued. He married in 1869, Alice Brower, who died eighteen months later, leaving behind her one child, Mary V. Ramey. In October, 1872, he married Emma Seeley, a native of Peoria county, by whom he has had three children, two of whom, Myrtle and Eugene, are now living. He owns his store, house and lot in town, and has been able, besides making his own way in life, to afford material assistance to many of his friends. (pages 732-733)"
At the time of the 1870 census, Alfred and Alice are found residing in Chillicothe Township in Peoria County;
55 Ramey A. H. 24 M Dealer in Confectionery 400 Illinois
55 Ramey Alice 17 F Illinois
Alice (Brower) Ramey died on __________ __, 18__ (c. 1871/72) in Peoria County, Illinois. Her earthly remains were laid to rest in the ______________ Cemetery in __________, Illinois.
Alfred H. Ramey (listed as Raney) was married 2nd to Emma Seely on October 21, 1872 in Peoria County, Illinois. Alfred and Emma may have had four children, depending on what we find out about H. M. "Freddie" Ramey.
At the time of the 1880 census, the Rameys are found in Chillicothe, Peoria County, Illinois;
Alfred H. Ramey, born c. 1846 in Illinois; relationship to head: Self; father's birthplace: Pennsylvania; mother's birthplace: Vermont; martial status: Married; age 34 years; occupation: Grocer
Emma Ramey; born c. 1848; spouse; parents: Adelia Seely
Myrtle Ramey, born c. 1876 in Illinois; daughter
Clare J. Ramey, born c. 1878 in Illinois; daughter
Pearl Ramey, born c. 1880 in Illinois; daughter
Alfred H. Ramey died on __________ __, 1923 at the age of 77.
Alfred Henry Ramey (1809 - 1853)
Emma Seeley Ramey (1848 - 1939)
H. M. Ramey (1870 - 1871)*
Myrtle Minnie Ramey (1875 - 1966)*
Clair Eugene Ramey (1878 - 1960)*
Pearl Maurine Ramey Kevan (1880 - 1945)*
George W. Ramey (1835 - 1915)*
Joseph H Ramey (1837 - 1917)*
Alfred H. Ramey (1846 - 1923)
Spring Lake Cemetery
Created by: Baxter B. Fite III
Record added: Jul 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93568350
Great great grandpa, with love,|
Added: Aug. 12, 2013