My father was Robert Nelson Riness . He was born in Flint, Michigan 02/09/1903. Died 12/12/1978 and buried in Lake City, Fla
This was his second marriage. Mother , Edna Lenora Klien.
Children, Peggy Lenora , Robert Nelson Jr. , myself and Gerald Allen.
Children from first marriage - Harold, Betty Jane and Evelyn.
Grandfather - Robert Ensley born Sept. 1874 in Canada and died
11/30/1954 in Bowling Green , Florida. His wife was, Rose Ann
Batrow . Children-- Robert , Virgil and Rose.
Great-Grandfather - Andrew Nelson born Nov.1851 in Ontario,
Canada , died Jan. 1933 in Millington,Michigan.He was married to Sarah Ann Welsh on12/27/1871 in Ontario , Canada. Children-(13)
Frederick Nelson, Robert Einsley, James, Jess , Andrew Walter,William and Charles, Arthur, William R., George, Alfred , Maude, David Norman
Great-Great-Grandfather - Jessie Nelson born 1824 , in
N. Gwillinbury, Ontario, Canada. Died on 11/29/1898 Huntsville,
Canada. His wife was Eunice Sweet born 1834 in Ontario, Canada and died 03/10/1910 in Chaffey Twp. Onatrio, Canada. Children-
Andrew Nelson, he was their oldest son. One of (11) children. He was a charter member of the Nazarene Church of Millington. He was a devoted church worker.
Great-Great-Great-Grandfather - ??? Riness - Think he was in Scotland and moved to Ireland.
There is many spellings for this last name. Rhyness, Rindress
Ryness, Rinness, Rhiness, Riness and more.
Would like to thank Leland ( Buck ) Service for alot of information he shared with me and photo's. And, the back ground he gave me on the families. The history , on Andrew and Sarah Riness.
Jay Riness, for his help in sharing and introducing me to Buck Service.
Also, thanks to Ramona Hemingway for the copys she shared of family pictures and information she shared with me.