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Edward Lewis Race

Male 1903 - 1946  (42 years)


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  • Name Edward Lewis Race 
    Born 8 July 1903  Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Sign painter 
    Died 7 March 1946  Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Blodgett Hospital
    Buried 11 March 1946  Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Edward’s daughter, Violet Race Postal, said, “Her father lived in Grand Rapids, Newaygo and Jackson, Michigan. He had an eighth grade education. Due to osteomyelitis he was physically handicapped for manual labor. He went to art school and learned the trade of a sign painter. In his spare time he enjoyed painting pictures.”

      Kent County Marriage Records state that Edward L. and Ona were married 5 September 1924 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is 21, was born in Grand Rapids and is a sign painter. She is 18, was born in Onterio, Indiana and is a waitress. His parents are Edward Race and Almeda Elmer. Hers are William Boyd and Clara Chapple. J. A. Dykstra marries them with Mrs. J. A. Dykstra and W. C. Lewis as witnesses.

      Kent County Death Records indicate that Edward died 8 March1946 at Blodgett Hospital, in Kent County, Michigan. He was born July 8, 1903 in Grand Rapids and was a sign painter. His parents were Edward Race and Almeda Elmer. He died of Acute Nephritis (three weeks), Chronic Nephritis (three years), Secondary Anemia (four months), and Multiple Osteomyelitis areas (30 years). He was 42 years and eight months old at his death. His wife, Ona, was the informant. They lived at 820 Arrianna NW, Grand Rapids. He was buried 11 March 1946 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Grand Rapids. B. W. Greenhoe was the funeral director. #35491

      OBITUARY - Grand Rapids Press 9 March 1946, p 17

      RACE --- Edward L. Race, aged 42, of 820 Arianna St., N.W., passed away Friday morning at Blodgett hospital. Surviving are his widow, Ona; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Postal; one son, Dale at home; one granddaughter; four sisters, Mrs. Edwin Maynard of Grand Rapids, Mrs. William Lockery of Newaygo, Mrs. Albert Baessier of White Could and Mrs. Lillian Brough of Phoenix, Ariz. Mr. Race reposes at Greenhoe’s Chapel where services will be held Monday afternooon at 1:30. Committal services Oak Hill cemetery.

      Grand Rapids City Cemeteries
      Name: Edward Race
      OAKHILL CEMETERY
      BLOCK P
      Lot :39
      Space :2
      Date of death: 03/07/1946
      Funeral director: Oloe, Mr. Ron
      Service date: 03/11/1946 [1]
    Person ID I19152  Schirado
    Last Modified 4 July 2011 

    Father Edward James Race,   b. 29 June 1868, Paris Township, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 February 1905, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Mother Almeda G. Elmer,   b. February 1869, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 March 1917  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 25 December 1887  Croton Township, Newaygo County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5242  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Ona Mae Swartzwalter Boyd,   b. 18 June 1907, Onterio, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 June 1996, Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 5 September 1924  Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. V. L. (Private) Race
    +2. Dale Edward Race,   b. 26 July 1931, Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 March 2002, Eden, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Family ID F9120  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S549] Robert P. Swierenga.


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