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 Emma “Emily” <I>Ritch</I> Reddish

Emma “Emily” Ritch Reddish

Florida, USA
Death 7 Jan 1957 (aged 81)
Bradford County, Florida, USA
Burial Raiford, Bradford County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 104900774 · View Source
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Mrs. Drew Reddish Taken By Death; Sheriff's Mother
Mrs. Drew Reddish, a lifelong resident of Bradford County, died Monday night at her home near Heilbronn Springs after a brief illness. She was more than 80 years of age.
Mrs. Reddish was the daughter of the late James Hamilton and Nancy Tyson Ritch, early settlers of Bradford County, and was the mother of Bradford County Sheriff P. D. Reddish. She was a member of Union Primitive Baptist Church near Heilbronn Springs.
In addition to her husband and her son, Sheriff Reddish, she is survived by three other sons, Orin Reddish, Raiford, and R. L. and George Reddish of Heilbronn; three daughters, Mrs. Annie Kelly, Mrs. Mary Norman, and Mrs. Hazel Alvarez, all of Starke; three sisters, Mrs. L. L. Conner, Starke; Mrs. Rosie Fredrick, Miami, and Mrs. May Linton, Deland; two half sisters, Mrs. Marvin Moore, Raiford, and Mrs. Magdalene Espy, Jacksonville, 19 grand children, and nine great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Union Primitive Baptist Church with Rev. B. H. Rawls of High Springs officiating, assisted by Rev. Herman Moody of LaCrosse. Burial was in the family plot in Dyal Cemetery under the director of Wilson Funeral Home, Lake City.
Active pallbearers were grandsons, Vernon Reddish, Jimmy Reddish, Gene Kelly, Lamar Reddish, Junior Reddish, and Keith Reddish.
Bradford County Telegraph, Starke, Florida, Friday, January 11, 1957
(Info below provided by: Find A Grave contributor DMWK)

Her marriage record which gives her maiden name:
Drew Reddish
Florida, Marriages, 1837-1974
marriage: 27 September 1895 Bradford, Florida
spouse: Emma Ritch


Head Drew Reddish M 46 Florida
Wife Emma Reddish F 46 Florida
Son Orin Reddish M 23 Florida
Son Rufus Reddish M 21 Florida
Son Russel Reddish M 19 Florida
Son Loney Reddish M 17 Florida
Daughter Annie Reddish F 13 Florida
Son P D Reddish M 11 Florida
Son George Reddish M 8 Florida
Daughter Mary Reddish F 5 Florida

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  • Added: 9 Feb 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104900774
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Emma “Emily” Ritch Reddish (15 Dec 1875–7 Jan 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104900774, citing Dyal Cemetery, Raiford, Bradford County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Barbara (contributor 47457585) .