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Chester and Katherine Riffee

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Title

Chester and Katherine Riffee

Subject

Riffee, Chester Wright (1907-1980)
Emiswiller, Katherine Virginia Riffee (1913-1983)

Description

Photograph of Chester Wright Riffee and his younger sister, Katherine Virginia, as young children. They were the two oldest children of George Henry (1867-1952) and Wilda M. (Boehm) (1877-1939) Riffee.

Chester married Stella Ellen (Ryman) (1907-2007), daughter of the late Charles Luther and Ruth (Shipp) Ryman. Both were members of St. Luke Brethren Church near Woodstock and stayed in that area their entire lives. The couple had seven children, five sons and two daughters.

In 1946, Katherine Virginia Riffee married Ray Allen Emswiller (1915-1982), a meat cutter living in Washington D.C. He had been born in Shenandoah County to Marion Franklin and Dunnie (Hollar) Emswiller and had a son from a prior marriage.

The 1950 census found her living on 8th Street in Washington D.C., with her husband who was still working as a butcher. The couple had a daughter, 2-year old Rachel, in this record. Decades later, widowed Katherine lived on Willow Street in Falls Church, Virginia, when she died. Her daughter, Rachel Young, acted as the informant on the death certificate.

Creator

Morrison Studio

Source

Morrison Studio Collection - Shenandoah County Historical Society

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

1914

Contributor

Subjects identified by Willard A. Riffee (Chester's son) and Rachel Ann Young (Katherine's daughter). Willard has a copy of this picture at home.
Additional biographical information was compiled from public records.

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - NON-COMMERCIAL USE PERMITTED

Identifier

005943

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Glass Negative

Citation

Morrison Studio, “Chester and Katherine Riffee,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed May 24, 2024, https://archives.countylib.org/items/show/38035.

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