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Updated October 13, 2001

I am researching the "RAIVEL" "RAVEL" family. My father is Ralph J. RAIVEL, Sr. (dob 30 Sept 1931, dod 22 March 2001), my grandfather was George Franklin RAIVEL (dob 06 July 1886, dod 15 Oct 1957), and my ggrandfather was Frank (?) RAVEL (dob abt. 1856, dod 16 Oct 1931) married Ameila (?) (?) (dob abt. 1857, dod ?). The spelling of the surname changed. I know Frank and Ameila had at least two children. George Franklin RAIVEL, my grandfather and Martha Agnes RAVEL (spelling is same as ggrandfathers) who married William Henry DENNIS. Information on George in the 1920 Census lists him as living in Baltimore City on Madeira Street. (spelling of street may not be correct). In the census it shows George P. age 34 yrs. (census was handwritten "P" should have been a "F") and his wife (my grandmother) Iona (WALTER, HILL) age 29. It also lists George's children (He was married to Frances FRIES,(dob abt. 1888, dod 07 Oct 1918 she died of Influenza.) George and Frances had five (5) children. Frank 13 yrs. (dob Abt. 1907, dod (?)), Agnes 11 yrs.(dob Abt. 1909, dod (?)), Hellen 7 yrs.(dob Abt. 1913), William NMN 4 3/12 yrs.(dob 17 July 1915, dod 07 Nov 1994), and Harry 1 7/12 yrs.(dob 02 June 1918, dod Feb 1982). Stepchildren (These three (3) children were from Iona's marriage to John (?) HILL (dob (?), dod (?))who was killed in an accident at Sparrows Point.) Charles Henry HILL 7 yrs.(dob Abt. 1913, dod (?)), William Whitney HILL 3 2/12 yrs.(dob Abt. 1916, dod (?)), Warren Walter HILL 8/12 months (dob 03 April 1919, dod 28 March 2000). George's occupation is listed as being a "Bolter" at the shipyards. George and Iona RAIVEL had five (5) more children together after the 1920 Census. Their names are Dorothy Deanna (RAIVEL) BURKE(dob (?), dod (?)), George Franklin RAIVEL (dob (?), dod (?)), Earl Lawerance RAIVEL(dob 07 May 1926), Iona Virginia June (RAIVEL) PERGER (dob (?)), and my father, Ralph Joseph. They had 14 children.

If you have any information on the "RAIVEL", "RAVEL", "HILL", "WALTER", "FRIES" surnames I would like to hear from you. I am willing to share any information I have.


Gwen (Gwendolyn) Francis (RAIVEL) AMOS

913A Bernoudy Road
White Hall, MD 21161-9411
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    This photo was taken Feburary 1, 1975 at the wedding of Ron and Gwen AMOS. Sitting are June (RAIVEL) PERGER, Hellen (RAIVEL) BECKMAN, Iona (WALTERS, HILL) RAIVEL, and Dorothy (RAIVEL) BURKE. Standing are Ralph J. RAIVEL, William (Billy) HILL, William (Willy) RAIVEL, Charles (Buddy) HILL, Warren HILL, and Earl RAIVEL
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