RILEY, John A.
Seeking information for the family of John A. Riley (1889 - ?) of Canton, Stark County, Ohio, who married Lucia M. Manning of Lorain County, Ohio. John was apparently a "public accountant" for Ernst & Ernst in Cleveland for a while, according to US Census records and his WWI draft registration card copy. Lucia M. Manning was born in approximately October 1890.
For those interested in assisting, I have access to the US Census already and other search tools of Ancestry.com and the USGenWeb.net site. So, I know more about their history, 1930 and prior, than I do after 1930.
They had children (1930 US Census):
Iris b. about 1913
Nancy b. about 1917
Jack T. (John) b. about 1919 or 1920)
Lucia M. Manning was the daughter of Elvin Alexis and Jessie Emma (Sheldon) Manning. Elvin A. Manning was b. 1849 and d. 1938, and Jessie Sheldon was b. 1862 and d. 1921. They were from Lorain County.
Lucia had an elder sister named Mabel E. Manning, who was b. November 22, 1881. She maried Ray L. Rowland also of Lorain County, and had moved to Midland, Midland County, Michigan. She died as one of the fatalaties of an Eastern Airlines DC-3 crash that occurred 10 miles east of Galax, VA in the 1:40 am storm of January 12, 1947.
It is Mabel's obituary of the Lorain Journal, Tuesday, January 14, 1947, that identifies her sister Lucia "Mrs. John Riley" as being from Canton at that time.
I would enjoy connecting with anyone who might have access to Stark County records (beyond the USGenWeb site), or a member of their family or someone otherwise researching the family. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Jack Sheldon, Jr., CPA
(Formerly of Owosso, MI)
Sheldon Family Association Life Member
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