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Bernie William Race

Male 1879 - 1929  (49 years)


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  • Name Bernie William Race 
    Born 20 July 1879  Fisher’s Station, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 March 1929  Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Holy Corners Cemetery, Caledonia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Kent County Marriage Records indicate Bernie and Emma were married on 14 Dec 1901 in Green Lake, MI. He is 22, was born in Fisher Station, MI, and is a car inspector. She is 18 and was born in Caledonia, MI. His parents are Frank Race and Eva R. Barnum; hers are John Dettwieler and Marth Noggle. C. S. Wenger, clergyman, married them in Green Lake with Ephram Dettwieler and Mae Race as witnesses.

      1910 Federal Census. Grand Rapids Ward 12, Kent County, Michigan
      Roll T624_656, page 22A
      385 Palace Aveune
      Bernie W. Race, head, 30, m1. 8 years, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. MI, car inspector, rail road
      Emma Race, wife, 26, m1. 8 years, 2 children, both living, b. MI, father b. OH, mother b. PA
      Evelyn Race, daughter, 7, b. MI, parents b. MI
      Edith Race, daughter, 4, b. ditto

      Kent County Marriage Records state that Bernie and Maude Toulds were married April 12, 1917 in Grand Rapids. He is 38, a railroad car inspector and was born in Fisher’s Station. Maude is 37, a domestic and was born in Michigan. Both have been married once. She was married to a man whose surname was Martin. Her parents are Walter Toulds and Elizabeth Culver and his are Frank Race and Eva Barmum. Chas. Evens, Pilgrim Minister, married them with Cleon and Mamie Patterson as witnesses. Book 18, p. 202

      World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      Registered at Grand Rapids, MI. 12 Sep 1918
      Bernie William Race. 2110 May SW, Grand Rapids
      Age 40. b. 20 Jul 1879
      Occupation: car inspector, Michigan Central R.R., Franklin St Yards, Grand Rapids
      Closest relative: Bessie Krul (sister), 23 Audie[?] St., SW, Grand Rapids
      Medium height, medium build, blue eyes, dark brown hair

      1920 Federal Census. Grand Rapids Ward 3, Kent County, Michigan,
      Roll 779, page 20B
      23 Andre Street
      Bernie W. Race, head, 40, widowed, b. MI, father b. PA, mother b. US
      Evelyn Race, daughter, 17, b. MI, parents b. MI, car inspector, steam R.R.
      Edith Race, daughter, 14, b. ditto
      Dorothy Race, daughter, 9, b. ditto

      Kent County Marriage Records indicate Bernie and Rhoda Leonard were married on 23 November 1926 in Grand Rapids. Both are 47. He is a janitor and was born in Kent County. She is a domestic and was born in Henderson County, Kentucky. His parents are Frank Race and Eva Barnham and hers are Erasmus Leonard and Lousinda Damons. G. A. Jackson, clergyman marries them with George and Bessie Krul as witnesses.

      Death certificate 449 Kent County, Michigan states that Bernie died of a perforated gastric ulcer on March 26, 1929 in Grand Rapids. He was 49 years, eight months and six days old. His parents were Eva Barnum and Frank Race.

      Obituary, Grand Rapids Press, 26 March 1929, page 32:
      RACE --- Bernie William Race, aged 49, of 23 Andre St., passed away Tuesday morning at St. Mary’s hospital. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Rhoda C. Race; three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Nicely, Mrs. Theodore Riegling and Miss Dorothy Race all of Grand Rapids; three sisters, one brother and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thurdsday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Clarence D. Sullivan Funeral Home. Interment in Holy Corners cemetery.

      Holy Corners Cemetery
      Bernie W. Race, b. 1879, d. 1929
      Maude Race, b. 1880, d. 1918
      Emma J. Race, b. 1884, d. 1914
      Rhoda Race, b. 1880
    Person ID I18902  Schirado
    Last Modified 30 May 2015 

    Father John Franklin Race,   b. 26 May 1845, Copake, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1885, Fisher’s Station, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Eva Rosalie Barnum,   b. 3 March 1858, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 October 1907, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 23 January 1877  Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4817  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Emma J. Dettwieler,   b. about 1885, Caledonia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 June 1914, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married 24 December 1901  Green Lake, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Evelyn Bessie Race,   b. 1 January 1903, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 January 1954, Mason County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +2. Edith Race,   b. 29 January 1906, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. September 1981, Maywood, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Dorothy Race,   b. about 1911, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932  (Age ~ 21 years)
    Family ID F5856  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Maud Toulds,   b. 17 July 1879, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 February 1918, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 12 April 1917  Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9160  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 3 Rhoda C. Leonard,   b. about 1881, Henderson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Holy Corners Cemetery, Caledonia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 23 November 1926  Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8322  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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