John NMN Riis (1882 - 1946)

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Nicknames: "Rastus"
Place of Burial: Richmond, VA, United States
Birthplace: NY, Brooklyn, United States
Death: Died in Richmond, VA, United States
Occupation: cowboy; US Forest Service, 1905-14; Forest Guard, NC; Principal; journalist
Managed by: John Roger Tyler Moore
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About John NMN Riis

up-dated 11/09/08 PamRegLib-CH JRTM

  *  Foster, D S "Gustav Waldemar Nelson" 1998 p. 204
   *  1900 Queens Ward 4, Queens Roll: T623 1149; P. 18A; Enum Dist 677     Jacob A Pies 51  Elizabeth G P 47    George E V P 23    John P 18  Katie E P 12    Roger W P 6
  *    from letter Xmas 03  TDJ III > MRM:

"I have a couple of your fathers [sic] Christmas letters to Aunt Kate that Riis must have sent Mom, I read them each year to the girls and we are amazed at how appropriate the words he wrote in the 1940's remain today. In one he talks about the wonders of Christmas Eve and how he wishes that all men would take time to reflect on the miracle of Jesus' birth and the true meaning of Peace on Earth. He was a remarkable man and I wish I could have known him longer. I think back on how much he meant to his family and the City of Richmond and look at how he managed to do so much while earning so little and am filled with awe and admiration. No wonder you, Granny and mom remain[ed] so loyal to his memory."

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John NMN Riis's Timeline

July 30, 1882
NY, Brooklyn, United States
November 9, 1908
Age 26
NY, NY, United States
Age 27
United States
May 15, 1913
Age 30
Winston-Salem ?, Forsyth, NC, United States
April 18, 1938
Age 55
Richmond, VA, USA

'Richmond News-Leader' human interest

September 28, 1946
Age 64
Richmond, VA, United States
October 1946
Age 64
Richmond, VA, United States