Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Rollin and Louise Rife

Rollin J. Rife was born in Seneca County, Ohio on October 19, 1862. From about 1884 to 1891, Mr. Rife sold pianos and organs in Sandusky, Ohio. On June 9, 1887, Rollin J. Rife married Louise Gilcher, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gilcher, who were pioneer residents of Erie County, Ohio. On April 2, 1891, Rollin J. Rife died, after suffering from complications of diabetes. Mr. Rife had not yet reached his 30th birthday at the time of his death. Mrs. Louise (Gilcher) Rife lived to be 91 years old. She died on February 23, 1952. Mrs. Rife had been a charter member of the Sandusky Garden Club. She was survived by her daughter, Mrs. Thomas O. Edwards, and nieces and nephews. Rollin J. and Louise Rife were buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.

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