|Reuben Edward Ricketts & Annie Marie (Jones) Ricketts
|My father, Reuben Edward Ricketts was
born August 8, 1901 at Dry Fork, Virginia.
He was the son of Charlie Edward Ricketts
and Lucy James (Mills) Ricketts. Be sure to
read the biography that my grandmother
Lucy (Mills) Ricketts' wrote that is called:
"A Sketch of My Life."
Our known Ricketts ancestral line goes back
seven generations from my generation.
On December 23, 1922, a great thing
occurred: my parents, Reuben Edward
Ricketts and Annie Marie Jones were
married. My mother, who was called Marie,
was born November 12, 1903, the daughter
of Mark Daniel "Dan" Jones and Annie
Reuben E. Ricketts and Marie (Jones)
Ricketts had five children:
1. Helen Idella "Dale" Ricketts was born in
1924. She married James Lynch and they
had three children. Read Idella's poems
about her mother and father.
2. Marion Garnett Ricketts was born in
1926. Marion married Willie Lewis. After
Willie died, she married Herman Cook.
3. Ray Eugene Ricketts was born in 1927.
He married Mary Lanier and they had one
4. Mary Elaine Ricketts was born in 1930.
Elaine married Coley Edward Gibson and
they had four children.
5. Robert Daniel "Danny" Ricketts - I was
born in 1941. In 1968, I married Nancye
Barbour and we had three children.
My dad, Reuben Edward Ricketts, died in
July 27, 1957. He was only 55 years old. My
mother died in December 30, 1978.
My sister Idella has written poems about our
parents. Read them at IDELLA'S POEMS
|Reuben E. Ricketts and youngest child Danny
|Reuben Edward Ricketts and Marie (Jones) Ricketts
- in the picture above, they were courting. . . . then
years later in the picture at right.
|Reuben E. Ricketts Family around 1945: (L to R) Back row: Reuben E. Ricketts,
Ray E. Ricketts, Marion Ricketts Lewis, Idella Lynch.
Front row: Marie Ricketts holding the hand of Robert "Danny" Ricketts, Elaine
Ricketts Gibson, Sylvia Lynch (Idella's daughter).
|Decades later - both parents had moved on to Heaven - the Ricketts
family gets together again for a picture.
(L to R) Elaine Gibson, Marion Lewis, Ray Ricketts,
Robert "Danny" Ricketts, and Idella Lynch