surnames beginning with R
At his residence, in the county of Goochland, on the 10th day of February last, in the 80th year of his age, Mr. ROBERT REDFORD,-He has left a disconsolate widow and an aged sister to mourn the loss of a kind husband and brother, a numerous circle of relatives and friends to regret the loss of a neighbor who was always hospitable, kind and just.
from the "Richmond Daily Whig," Richmond, Va., Tuesday, March 2, 1847 issue

ROLLAND.-In this city, Thursday afternoon, August 22d, CLARENCE A., son of T. J. and C. L. Rolland, aged 2 years and 2 months.
  Funeral  from residence of its (must mean his) parents, No. 484 Church street, THIS (Friday) AFTERNOON at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited to attend.
(New York and Philadelphia papers please copy.)
from the "Norfolk Virginian," Norfolk, Va., Friday, August 23, 1889 issue,
front page, c. 2

                                          Mrs. Harriet D. Rogers.
After a short illness, Mrs. Harriet D. Rogers died Wednesday night at the home of her son, Arthur G. Rogers, 2505 West Main Street. She was in the seventy-ninth year of her age. She is survived by her son and one daughter, Mrs. L. K. Davis, three grandchildren, Harvey A. Davis, Miss Louise Rogers and Arthur G. Rogers, Jr., and by one sister, Mrs. D. P. Tooker, of New London, Conn. the funeral will be held from the residence this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Friday, December 29, 1916 issue

                                  Mrs. Caroline Rockwood.
Mrs. Caroline Washburn Rockwood, widow of Otis Rockwood, of Worcester, Mass., who has been making her home at 400 West Grace Street, died yesterday after a brief illness. She is survived by two children, Mrs. Harry F. Norris, of Staunton, and George R. Rockwood, of Worcester.
from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Wednesday, March 21, 1923 issue

                                               Mrs. E. W. Riffe.
Mrs. E. W. Riffe, 65, mother of Dr. J. Alfred Riffe, prominent local physician, died suddenly early Sunday at her home in Fudge Street. She had made her home in this city for about three years, coming here from Hinton, W. Va., where her husband, who died many years ago; was in the mercantile business. The body was taken to Hinton Tuesday, where the funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon. Besides Dr. Riffe, Mrs. Riffe is survived by one son, Jay Riffe, of Boulder, Col., and three daughters, Mrs. Raymond R. Wolfe, of Charleston, W. Va., and Misses Nellie Stuart and Margaret Riffe, both of this city.
  from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Weds., March 21, 1923 issue

                                         DEATH OF W. R. ROLAND.
After a short illness, William Bernard, the five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Roland, died at the home, 646 Hamilton avenue, port Norfolk, yesterday morning. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 3 o'clock this afternoon.                 
  from the "Virginian-Pilot," Norfolk, Va., Thursday, April 19, 1905 issue, p. 8, c. 5

                        Miss Margaret V. Regnault.
Miss Margaret V. Regnault died yesterday at her reesidence, No. 317 East Main Street, after a brief illness. She is survived by her brother, John F. Regnault.
The funeral will take place from Monumental Church tomorrow at 12:30 P. M.                
  from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Wednesday, December 21, 1904 issue, p. 12, c. 6

Died, on the 22d instant, at about 9 o'clock P. M., at the residence of R. W. Johnson, 105 west Leigh street, MARY ELLEN RILEY, only daughter of Ellen Riley.
  Her funeral will take place TO-DAY (Wednesday), at 3 o'clock P. M., from the house. Friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend.                                
  from the "Richmond Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Wednesday, March 24, 1880 issue

RICHARDSON.-Died, at the home of his parents, near Duke, Louisa county, Va., on Wednesday, May 18th, at 5:30 P. M., LORENZA A., infant son of A. C. and Lou A. Richardson, after an illness of five months; aged 10 months and 2(?) days.
  "Suffer little children to come unto Me,
  and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."
                                                                  PARENTS.                 from "The Richmond Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Saturday, May 21, 1898 issue, p. 6

                                            Mrs. John H. Rucker.
LYNCHBURG, VA., March 23.-Mrs. John H. Rucker, 26** years of age, died Monday at her home here. Her body was taken today to Concord for burial. 
  from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Thursday, March 24, 1921 issue, p. 4, c. 1
**not sure of the 2

                    REV. GEO. H. RAY DIES AT ASHLAND.                    
Was One of Most Prominent Methodist Ministers in Virginia.
  Ashland, Va., March 18.--Rev. George H. Ray, D. D., one of the best known Methodist ministers of the State, died to-night at 10:20 o'clock at the home of his son, Dr. A. C. Ray, in this city.
  Dr. Ray was a member of the Methodist Conference for a period of fifty-seven years, and during that time he had held charges in various sections of the State, having at different times been assigned to Richmond churches. He was widely known throughout Virginia, and the news of his death will be received with sincere regret in church circles. Dr. Ray's last appointment was to the church at Spotsylvania, and while there, on August 15, 1909, he suffered a stroke of paralysis, and this was the cause of his death. Shortly after being stricken he was brought to his son's home here, and he had remained there ever since, until the end came to-day. He was born in the District of Columbia in 1832, and was nearly eighty years of age.
  Dr. Ray is survived by three children, Dr. A. C. Ray, of   Ashland; Rev. George H. Ray, Jr., and Mrs. West, all of whom were with him when the end came.
  The funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11 o'clock in the chapel of the Randolph-Macon College, at this place, and the remains will be taken to Richmond on the train arriving there at 12:20 o'clock for interment at Holllywood Cemetery.
  from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Sunday, March 19, 1911 issue,
p. 6, c. 1, 2 & 3

                             Mrs. George Rector.
Bristol, Va., March 18.--Mrs. George Rector died at the family home in Washington county, aged sixty-nine. She is survived by her husband and eight grown children. Her death is the first in the family.
  from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Sunday, March 19, 1911 issue,
p. 6, c. 5

                                           Mrs. Josephine Ruffin.
PETERSBURG, VA., March 25.-After an illness of ten days Mrs. Josephine Ruffin, widow of Ruben Ruffin, died last night at 7:15 o'clock at the residence of her son-in-law, B. F. Hatch, 22 Mars Street.
Mrs. Ruffin was 81 years old and had been a resident of Petersburg since childhood. She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by the following children; Mrs. B. F. Hatch, R. Raymond and H. Clifton Ruffin, of this city, and Ernest L. Ruffin, of South Glassboro, N. J., and Miss Susie C. Ruffin, of Washington, D. C. Funeral services will be held at Old Blandford Church tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Interment in Blandford Cemetery.
  from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Monday, March 26, 1923 issue, p. 5

                                          E. S. Riggins.
NEWPORT NEWS, April 2.-E. S. Riggins died at Dixie Hospital in Hampton yesterday, at the age of 59 years. He was at one time a noted small-boat-builder of York County. For a number of years Mr. Riggins was a director of the Bank of Poquoson. He was never married. His body will be buried at Poquoson, in York County.
  from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Friday, April 3, 1925 issue

                                                Andrew P. Rives.
PETERSBURG, VA., Dec. 17.--Andrew Pollard Rives died at his home, Oakland, Surry County on December 15. Funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. Mr. Stiff, and interment was made in the family burying ground. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Florence Edwards, of Surry County; one son, Sterling Rives; two daughters, Mrs. Patrick(?) Pond and Miss Ruth Rives; three grandchildren; the following sisters and brothers; Miss Annie P. Rives, Mrs. Robert Bland and Mrs. Roper Johnson, of Petersburg; Messrs. George E. Rives, of Surry County; Dexter Rives and J. Hicks Rives, of Norfolk.
  from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Thursday, December 18, 1924 issue, p. 15

                                   John R. Redford.
John R. Redford, aged seventy-five years, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Julian W. Tyler, 1433 West Avenue, this morning at 1:18 o'clock. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
  from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Thurs., June 3, 1909 issue, p. 2

RALSTON.-Died, January 28th, at 6(?) A. M., JOHN WOODSON RALSTON, eldest son of Robert and Jane D. Ralston, in the forty-second year of his age.
He leaves a wife and six children.
Funeral TO-DAY, January 29th, from Clay-Street Methodist Episcopal church at 3 P. M. Friends are invited to attend.            from "The Richmond Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Thursday, Jan. 29, 1891 issue, p. 3

RICE.-Died, January 28, 1891, at 6 A. M., ANNIE B., wife of William D. Rice.  Funeral from the residence of her husband, 511 east Leigh street, FRIDAY, 30th instant, at 12 o'clock. Friends invited to attend.
Farmville and Norfolk papers please copy.
  from "The Richmond Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Thursday, January 29, 1891 issue, p. 3

RICHARDSON.-Died, at Soldier's Home, December 11, 1891, General GEORGE W. RICHARDSON, of Hanover county, Va.
Funeral services at Hollywood, by Dr. Peterkin, at 2 P. M. TO-DAY (Saturday, December 12, 1891).
  from "The Richmond Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Saturday, December 12, 1891 issue

                     MRS. ELIZABETH TOLER ROBB.
Mrs. Elizabeth Toler Robb died this morning, at 7 o'clock, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. C.  Rhodes, 1824 West Cary street.
The funeral will take place from the home to-morrow at 12 M. The burial will be in Hollywood.
  from "The News Leader," Richmond, Va., Wednesday Afternoon, December. 24, 1903 issue

                            Rhea Funeral Held Saturday
Funeral services for J. L. Rhea who was accidently killed by the Black Mountain local of the L. & N. while walking along the track north of Pennington Friday of last week were conducted from the Methodist Church Saturday afternoon by the pastor, Rev. D. B. Cooper, assisted by the other pastors of the town. Masonic rites were performed, burial in Cecil cemtery.
  from the "Powell Valley News," Penington Gap Va., Friday, February 25, 1927 issue, front page, c. 3
Pennington Gap is in Lee County, Va.

                    The Rev. John G. Reveley, D. D.       
TIMBER RIDGE, VA., Aug. 21-Funeral servcies for Dr. John Gibson Reveley of Capon Bridge, W. Va., were held at Timber Ridge Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. T. Henry Patterson with burial in the family plot here.
Dr. Reveley was one of the nine children of the late David R. Reveley and his wife, Virginia Alice Gibson. He was 58 years old and was born and reared in Rockbridge County. He died Monday morning in the hospital at Winchester.
Surviving Dr. Reveley are his wife, who was Miss Irene Kennedy of Birmingham, Ala., and four sons, John G. Jr., Robert D., Hugh K. and William C. Reveley; one sister, Mrs. F. F. Dresser of Sandfork, W. Va., and six brothers, the Rev. W. A. Reveley of Sandfork, W. Va., George F. and W. Taylor Reveley of Lexington, Sidney C. Reveley of Fallon, Nev., Samuel Reveley of Eldon, Iowa, and Robert J. Reveley of Canton, N. C.      
from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Friday, August 23, 1930 issue

                            Miss Elva M. Richards. 
LURAY, VA., Aug. 21-Miss Elva Marie Richards, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Richards of Luray, died here Friday. She is survived by her parents, seven brothers and four sisters. Her funeral took place Saturday from the home. Services were conducted by the Rev. C. O. Showalter of the Brethren Church.    from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Friday, August 23, 1930 issue

REDFORD--Died, March 15th at St. Philip Hospital, Miss Elsie Redford of 1909 Parkwood Avenue. She is survived by one daughter, father, mother, two sisters, grandmother, one aunt, other relatives. Remains resting at 730 N. 28th St. Funeral notice later.                     
  from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Sunday, March 17, 1940 issue

                          Mrs. William Rosser.
Appomattox, Va., February 21.-Mrs. Wm. Rosser, aged seventy-five years, wife of Wm. Rosser, died this afternoon at her home here. Death caused by pneumonia. She is survived by her husband and six stepchildren-Mrs. Hattumburg and Mr. Robt. Forbes, of Lynchburg; Mrs. R. T. Clement, Newport News and Mrs. E. E. Hills, Mrs. Clem Hancock, Mrs. S. A. Ferguson.                     
  from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va.,Thursday, February 22, 1912 issue,
p. 2, c. 6

REINS.-Died, after a brief illness, at his late residence, No. 1017 Floyd avenue, Tuesday morning, December 8, 1891, LUTHER R. REINS, youngest son of the late Richard Reins.
Services private. Interment in Norfolk FRIDAY.
from the "Richmond Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Friday, December 11, 1891 issue
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