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Riley - Charles W.

Source: Hammond Times Hammond, Indiana Wednesday, July 14, 1937 Page 7

Crawfordsville, Ind., July 14 (U.P.) Dr. Charles Riley, 70, former Montgomery county coroner, died of a heart attack late yesterday while preparing a prescription for a patient in his office at New Ross, Ind., near here. The heart attack was believed induced by the recent heat wave which has already claimed four lives in Indiana. The widow, two daughters and three brothers survive.

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Charles W. Riley

Emma Honor Gunkle was born in Clinton County, Indiana 8 January 1871 and died in Montgomery County 18 Oct 1956. They are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery.  Her parents were Obed and Rachel Cornelison Gunkle. She was a very beautiful woman.

In the 1930 census, he and his wife Emma Honor (Gunkle) lived at 311 West Main Street and he was the "proprietor of a drug store."  Along with the Rileys, the youngest of their two daughters, Grace (there was also one other daughter, Lucille) and two teachers, Edyth Asher, age 26 and Judith Devore, age 54 boarded with them.  

Grace Elizabeth was born at 3 o'clock in the morning on the 4th of September in 1908 in Mace, Indiana, and was delivered by her father.  She would later marry Robert Kennon Renfro 15 August 1931 in Crawfordsville. Kennon was an accountant for many years in Pekin, Illinois. They had one daughter, Judith Grace. Grace passed away 21 Nov 1967 in Pekin as did Kennon in February of 1980.

Lucille Mildred  (one source says Emma but do not think this is correct) was born on the 7th of  January, 1897 in Manchester, Scott County, Illinois and married in Crawfordsville to Fenwick Reed.  Fen had been a WWI soldier and was quite a handsome fella.  They were married for many years and lived in Bloomington, Indiana. Lucille died 24 August 1988

Dr. Charles was born 24 March 1867, the son of J.H. and Mary Alexander Riley, and died per above on July 12th in 1937 at his home in New Ross of a heart attack.  Emma lived as a widow for almost 20 years, passing away on the 18 th of October in 1956.  She remained quite active in the community, being a worthy matron of Eastern Star and a member of the First Methodist Church.  At the time of her death, she had three grandchildren and two great grandchildren, along with the two daughters above.  

Thanks so much to Donna Clingerman (ancestry family tree - there are many more pictures of this family there but I particularly loved this one) for Charles, Emma and Lucille's picture

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