Raymond Edwin Birch

Male 1881 - 1968  (87 years)


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  • Name Raymond Edwin Birch  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 5 Feb 1881  Potta Co Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Feb 1968  Hastings, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Cottonwood Cem, Burwell, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Notes 
    • BURWELL (NEBR.) TRIBUNE, THURSDAY, FEBR. 15, 1968

      SERVICES FOR RAY BIRCH WERE CONDUCTED
      FROM THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, BURWELL

      Funeral services for the late Ray Birch, were conducted from the First Christioan Church, Burwell, NE, Wednesday, February 14th, with Pastor Carroll Gunderson officiating. The selections, "Going Down The Valley" and "How Great Thou Art", were sung by Mrs. Carroll Gunderson; Mrs. Iva Helmkamp organist. Pallbearers were Garland Davenport, Jack Tetschner, Vern Brown, Anson Kinney, Eddie Bartos and Elmer Freeland. Interment was made in Cotton Cem, Burwell, NE.

      Fleming-Urbauer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

      OBITUARY

      Ray Birch, in failing health for some time, and seriously ill for the past two weeks, died early Monday morning, February 12, 1968, at Hastings Hospital.

      Born February 5, 1881, in Iowa, he later moved to Gage County and Beatrice, NE. On January 23, 1902 he married Laura O. Hillman. In 1903 he moved to the Burwell area, homesteading. He ranched and farmed until his health forced his retirement. Mrs. Birch died in 1951.

      In 1955 at Broken Bow, NE, he was united in marriage to Henrietta Wright. She preceded him in death on June 3, 1967.

      Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jesse (Blanch) Fredericks, Beatrice, Mrs. Willard (Violet) Jaster of Riverside, CA, and Mrs. William (Marjory) Spencer of Spokane, Washington; one son, Lester Birch, of Lebanon, MO; 21 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

      He was preceded in death by two daughters and one son in infancy; one son Raymond, in 1959, and his parents.

      Also surviving are three step-daughters, Mrs. Louise Bartos, Mrs. Bertha Freeland, boh of Burwell, and Mrs. May Etta Beat of Lincoln; and a step-son, Anson Kinney.
    Person ID I2259  DeanJul09
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2009 

    Father William Wesley Birch 
    Mother Anna Francis Robinson 
    Family ID F1908  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Laura Olive Hillman,   b. 4 Nov 1879, Gage Co NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1951, North Loup, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 23 Jan 1902  Beatrice, Gage Co NE Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Notes 
    • [Dean July25 03.FTW]

      [Hillman.FTW]

      [DeVault.FTW]

      1920 Census, Loup Co NE

      Ray BIrch - mrd age 38, born Iowa
      Laura Birch - wife, age 40, born Nebraska
      Lester Birch - son, age 16, born Nebraska
      Blanche Birch - dau age14, born Nebraska
      Violet Birch - dau age 7, born Nebraska
      Margarie Birch - dau age 5, born Nebraska
      Robert Birch - son, age 2 yrs. 8 mos born Nebraska
      [Dean Aug 172003.FTW]

      [Dean July25 03.FTW]

      [Hillman.FTW]

      [DeVault.FTW]

      1920 Census, Loup Co Nebraska

      Ray BIrch - mrd age 38, born Iowa
      Laura Birch - wife, age 40, born Nebraska
      Lester Birch - son, age 16, born Nebraska
      Blanche Birch - dau age14, born Nebraska
      Violet Birch - dau age 7, born Nebraska
      Margarie Birch - dau age 5, born Nebraska
      Robert Birch - son, age 2 yrs. 8 mos born Nebraska
    Children 
     1. Lester Wesley Birch,   b. 17 Mar 1903, Gage Co NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1969, Lebanon, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. ? Birch,   d. At birth Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Blanche Anna Birch
     4. LaVerne Edwin Birch,   b. 20 May 1911, Gracie, Loup Co NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1912  (Age 0 years)
     5. Violet Emily Birch,   b. 25 Dec 1912, Gracie, Loup Co NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1973, Fontana, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     6. Marjorie Fern Birch
     7. Robert Raymond Birch,   b. 9 Apr 1917, Taylor, Loup Co NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1960, Riverside, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     8. Laura Mae Birch,   b. 30 May 1920, Loup Co NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1923  (Age 2 years)
    Family ID F0290  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Henrietta Wright,   d. 3 Jun 1967 
    Married 1955  Broken Bow NE Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F1924  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S003019] Goldman, Marjorie Fern (Birch) Klink letter June 2000 (Tracy DeVault).

    2. [S002584] Cartwright, Wanda (Hillman) letter January 31, 2000 (Tracy DeVault).

    3. [S002207] 1900 Soundex, NE.

    4. [S002478] Birch, James descendents prepared by Susan (Johnson) Birch (TracyDeVault).

    5. [S002721] DeVault.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jul 1, 2000

    6. [S003466] Hillman.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jul 2, 2000

    7. [S059605] DeVault, Tracy, From Whence We Came, Tracy DeVault, (self published Dec 31 2002).


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