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 Franklin Brislin “Frank” Riney

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Franklin Brislin “Frank” Riney

  • Birth 27 May 1877 Saint Patrick, Clark County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 24 Jan 1927 Saint Patrick, Clark County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Saint Patrick, Clark County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Section N 27
  • Memorial ID 5076472

We don’t know a lot about our Grandpa Riney, as he died of a heart attack at the age of 49 when Daddy was only fourteen years old. He was a farmer near St. Patrick MO, and he and Grandma Riney had two sons and two daughters. The two girls were older than Daddy, and the other boy was three years younger than Daddy. Although Grandma Riney was not Catholic and Grandpa Riney was, she had promised when they married that the children would all be raised Catholic, and she kept that promise.

Pertaining to the old homestead where Grandpa & Grandma Riney lived northeast of St Patrick MO, the property and new house were mortgaged in order to build the new home. After Grandpa died, Grandma couldn't pay the mortgage and lost the home. It was mortgaged to a relative. Due to a law pertaining to widows, they couldn't legally put her and the kids out with no home, so the relative gave Grandma approximately forty acres with an old house on it about 4 miles northwest of Derrahs MO. This is where Daddy lived when he met and married Mother.

According to the granddaughter of the relative in question, her grandfather loaned them the money on their farm with the stipulation never to foreclose. When he died, his widow started having logs cut and sold on the lower farm that his daughter inherited from him, and she was stopped by court order brought by the overland dealer in Clark County. Then she foreclosed on the Riney farm. This brought $100 an acre, and according to the daughter’s husband was worth more. When she died, her son got all her estate. In the hospital, she had written out her will in a notebook. She had signed it at the top instead of the bottom, and it wasn't witnessed. It could have been contested and proven it was her handwriting, but it was divided five ways. When the son died, his will left a large portion to the Catholic Church and some other non-taxable charities and several nieces and nephews. There was a codicil at the bottom to take away from the granddaughter and grandson and give it to the tenant at the Riney farm.

Grandma Riney really had no source of income, and I imagine this is why Daddy dropped out of high school and went to work at a young age.
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Frank Riney died suddenly one and one-half miles north of St. Patrick, Monday morning, January 24, about 10 o'clock, when standing in the public road talking to a neighbor in front of his home, death being caused by heart trouble. Mr. Riney was the son of Henry C. Riney and Mary Josephine (Glisan) Riney and was born May 28, 1877, on the farm near St. Patrick, where he lived his entire life. He was united in marriage to Miss Lillie Edith Bick on March 3, 1908, and to this union four children were born, namely: Mary Margaret, Katheryn Josephine, Walter Franklin and Henry Lewis who are at home. Besides his wife and children he is survived by two brothers: Richard P. Riney and David M. Riney, both of near Gregory; also a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were held from the St. Patrick Catholic church, of which he was a member, on Wednesday morning, January 26, at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Father J. Walsh. Interment was made in the St. Patrick cemetery. The pall bearers were eight of his nephews, namely: Henry Walter and Irvie Fishback, Russell and Virgil Riney, Ellis and Elbie McCollister and Herbert Jenkins. The honorary pall bearers were Otho Shuman, Pete Fetters, George Rowe, Martin Ellison, Richard, Frank, Elic, and Edward Riney.



  • Created by: Lillie Riney
  • Added: 10 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5076472
  • Lillie Riney
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Franklin Brislin “Frank” Riney (27 May 1877–24 Jan 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5076472, citing Saint Patrick Cemetery, Saint Patrick, Clark County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Lillie Riney (contributor 22403448) .