Randolph County Indiana Biographies Surnames Starting with R

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ROBERT W. REID, M. D. , graduated from medical college in 1912. He has the useful background of experience as a general practitioner, but for a number of years his work has been largely limited to X-Ray diagnosis and general surgery. Doctor Reid is one of the outstanding representatives of his profession at Union City. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 28, 1886, son of Robert B. and Jessie (Pursell) Reid. His father was a native of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, and his mother of Maysville, Kentucky. Robert Reid followed the trade of wood pattern maker. Doctor Reid attended school at Cincinnati, graduating from high school in 1905, and for several years was employed in a Cincinnati shoe factory, being assistant to the superintendent. He gave up this work in 1908 to begin the study of medicine in the University of Cincinnati. He was graduated in 1912 and for eighteen months was an interne in the Cincinnati General Hospital. With his schooling completed he came to Union City, Indiana, where he was engaged in a general medical practice until July 10, 1917. At that date he was commissioned a first lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps and was first assigned duty in the Cook County Hospital at Chicago. After five months he was sent to the Medical Officers Training School at Fort Riley, Kansas, and was made chief roentgenologist at Base Hospital No. 25. Doctor Reid was sent overseas in June 1918, and while there was employed as an X-Ray expert. He returned home June 22, 1919, and on getting his discharge returned to Union City, and on resuming practice decided to give the community the benefit of his specialized experience in X-Ray work and surgery. Doctor Reid is roentgenologist at the Randolph County Hospital at Winchester. He is a member of the Randolph County, Indiana State and American Medical Associations, the Radiological Society of North America, and the Indiana State X-Ray Society. Doctor Reid married, in 1913, Miss Myrtle Clear, who was born in Union City, daughter of Sigmond and Loretta (Miller) Clear. She died in 1925. In 1927 Doctor Reid married Lena May Dye, a native of Darke County, Ohio. They have a daughter, Roberta, born in 1928. Doctor Reid is a trustee of the Church of Christ. He has served as councilman at large in the Union City government, as member of the Union City Rotary Club; is a Republican, a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner, member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, Junior Order United American Mechanics, and B. P. 0. Elks. He is a past commander (1930) of Orville Stayer Post, American Legion, at Union City. His home is at 706 West Division Street, Union City.

Submitted by Lora Addison Radiches

The Rowes

The Rowe family, as known at Jericho, descended from Henry Rowe and his wife, Maria (Van Sickle) Rowe. Earliest records of Randolph County marriages for this family give the spelling of the name as "Row". In the year 1862, Henry Row and his family came to Randolph County in a covered wagon from Perry County, Ohio. He did not acquire land till the year 1868 when he purchased eighty acres in S24 R14E, at about the location of the Dora Milligan farm. Here he continued to live till 1892, the year of his death as well as that of his wife. Though Henry Row and his wife were members of the Christian Church and their funerals were conducted by that church of Harrisville, both are buried in the Jericho burying-ground. Henry and Maria had twelve children as follows: George, Oliver, Albert, Francis M., Amanda, Andeline, Celia A., Ella, John, Harvey, Rachel, Harry, and Elmira. Many of these children married folks of the Jericho neighborhood, and the family has many descendants in and around Jericho.
Jericho Friends Meeting And Its Community Randolph County, Indiana 1846
Submitted by: Lora Radiches

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Chapter X

Dr. I. N. Rarick , of Bluff Point, Jay County, Indiana, was born April 19th, 1835, in Washington Township, Darke County, Ohio. He came with his parents to Jay County, Ind., April 3rd, 1851. He settled on the farm on the east side of the Winchester and Portland road, the first farm in Jay County. All was timber for miles around except now and then a small cleared spot. As he grew up the timber vanished and when the war broke out 120 acres had been cleared. He still stayed in the county clearing up a part of three farms, either with his money or his muscle, and has studied and practiced medicine in the same county. He is now one of the best posted and most successful physicians in the county, if good rapid cures make success. December 31, 1863, he married Miss Adaline Wood, who has been known as a teacher and Sabbath school worker in Jay and Randolph Counties. His grandfather moved to Darke County, Ohio, at what is now called Shary Eye P. O., in 1818. His father Phillip Rarick, was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, September 16, 1808, and when ten years old came with his father to Darke County, where he grew up and helped him clear up what is now the Wm. Elston place. The characteristic mark of the Rarick race is red wavy hair. Philip Rarick, to be consistent, married Mis Sarah Chenweth, who also had red hair. The result was a fmily of ten, all of whom had red wavy hair, but Adam, who had straight, but very red hair. His brothers and sisters and their husbands and wives have a londed possession of 22,000 acres of land, the most of which is their own warning. His brothers, Abraham C., Jacob J., Adam C. and Charels W., were soldiers to help put down the rebellion of '61 to '65, they serving a total of thirteen years, all returning home without the loss of a limb. Charles W. went through three years in Co. H. 100th Ind. V. I., which company was made up in Jay County. Charles W., then a boy, refused a corporal three times to have the honor of going through the war a private. He had a detail to forage from Savannah to the close of the war, seldom marching with the column as Sherman went north through the Carolinas.
After the war closed he started to school at Liber, and ended at Marietta college with a degree of A. B., 1874; M. A., 1877, M. D. at Cincinnati, Ohio, 1883, paying for it all by his own earnings. He taught several terms of school in Jay County, and now is practicing medicine at Greenville, Ohio.
Abraham C. rose to second lieutenant; Jacob J., to major, and had command of the 69th Tegt. O. V. I. From Atlanta to Savannah and up to Goldsborough. His regiment was in the lead at Bentonville, S. C., when Rebel General Joe Johnson and General Braggs tried to surprise Sherman and whip him corps at a time. Bue he struck too many good fighters to succeed.
Adam arose to sergeant. He did his service in the 6th Iowa with the 15th corps. He now has retired from the farm to live in Osceola, Ia. He has earned and cultivated 800 acres of land in Clarke County, Iowa.
Ira O. Rarick was too young to be a soldier, but has made his wealth in farming and dairying in Cass County, Mo.
Mrs, Chas. Moorehouse is his sister; also Mrs.S. L. Roberts, of Collins, Neb., is his youngest full sister. John Rarick, of Pike Township, Jay County, is his uncle.
Dr. I. N. Rarick has been a resident of Jay County from a boy of 15, except a short time he was in the west.
Reminiscences of Adams, Jay and Randolph Counties City of Publication: Fort Wayne, Ind. Publisher: Lipes, Nelson & Singmaster, job printers Date: 1897? Page Count: 366
Transcribed by Andrea Long