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Fred Clifford Ramey

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Title

Fred Clifford Ramey

Subject

Ramey, Fred Clifford (1924-1941)

Description

Portrait of Fred Clifford Ramey as a young boy.

Fred was from Woodstock, the son of Eugene and Margaret (Hoffman) Ramey. In 1930, the family lived on E. Foundry Street in Woodstock and Fred’s father was a truck driver.

Fred died, tragically, from an accidental drowning when he was only 16 years old. The Northern Virginia Daily published an account of the incident on the front page of its June 24, 1941, edition. It said that Fred “drowned early yesterday evening in the Shenandoah River near Narrow Passage about two miles south of town. . . The youth had gone for an outing with a group of local boy scouts and, unable to swim, apparently walked off a ledge on the river bottom stepping into a deep hole. Only several scouts were in the water when they heard the victim call for help, but others and Scout Master George L. Sheets, who was fishing from the bank, immediately plunged in and tried to rescue the boy who did not return to the surface after disappearing.“

The boy’s body was found within a few feet from where it had disappeared.

Fred was a member of the freshman class of the Woodstock High School at the time of his death. He had an older brother and two older sisters when he died.

Creator

Morrison Studio

Source

Morrison Studio Collection - Shenandoah County Historical Society

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

Labelled "Nov 1928" on box of plates.
ca 1927 per Peggy Carpenter.

Contributor

Identified by Peggy Sousa Carpenter, who was the subject's niece. She has the same photograph at home.

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - NON-COMMERCIAL USE PERMITTED

Relation

Same subject as in Morrison Photo 06538.

Identifier

006472

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Glass Negative

Citation

Morrison Studio, “Fred Clifford Ramey,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed July 16, 2024, https://archives.countylib.org/items/show/39681.

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