Person:Reuben Radney (2)

m. Abt 1872
  1. Elmer F. Radney1873 - 1874
  2. Edna Arvilla Radney1876 - 1952
  3. Earl R. Radney1885 - 1886
  4. Ralph Radney1888 - 1929
  5. Grace Agnes Radney1890 - 1991
  6. Reuben Hamilton Radney1893 - 1919
  7. _____ Radney, female infant
  1. Ruth Vivian Radney1914 - 1993
Facts and Events
Name Reuben Hamilton Radney
Alt Name[2] Ruby _____
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 21 Aug 1893 Spring Valley, Rockland, New York, United States
Death[2] 7 Feb 1919 Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States
Burial? 12 Feb 1919 Nanuet, Rockland, New York, United StatesNanuet Cemetery

ONE BOY WAS SENT AWAY Stole $6 from the Kitchen at the Eichenkranz Dance - Other Offenders

Reuben Radney and Kenneth Youngs, youngsters aged 11 and 12 respectively, were taken into custody Tuesday morning by Roundsman Grander on a warrant charging petit larceny. The pair went to the ball of the Eichenkranz at Turn hall last night, making the kitchen their headquarters where they wished to secure a job washing dishes. The boys were in and out of the kitchen looking things over. Radney discovered the box where the receipts for luncheon were kept and stole $6. The boys went home, Radney keeping 50 cents and giving $5.50 to Youngs to keep over night. The loss was reported to the police and as the boys were suspected of taking the money, both were arrested Tuesday morning. Radney confessed to taking the money and he was sent to the State Industrial school at Rochester by Acting Recorder Drummond. He was taken there that afternoon by Constable John E. Rich. Youngs was discharged, he having never before been implicated in wrong doing. Young Radney has been at police headquarters several times for connection with petty thefts about the city.

Source: an Auburn newspaper, March 7, 1905


Constable John E. Rich had his tedious trip to the Rochester State Industrial school yesterday with 11 year old Reuben Radney, convicted of stealing $6 at Turn hall Monday night, for nothing. On arrival the the institution Mr. Rich was informed that children under 12 years of age were not taken. The constable brought his diminutive charge back to Auburn and he was lodged in the women's ward at the City hall over night.

Source The Auburn Bulletin, Wednesday, March 8, 1905


Auburn, March 8. - The authorities of the Rochester State Industrial School refuse to receive Reuben Radney, who confessed yesterday to stealing $6 at a dance at Turn Hall, as the boy is one year too young, 12 years being the minimum limit at that institution. An effort will be made to send the boy, who is now in the custody of Constable John Rich, to the Catholic Protectory at Buffalo.

Source: The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY, Thursday Morning, March 9, 1905


Auburn, April 14. - Elmer Lawson's store in State street was broken into at an early hour this morning. Entrance was effected through a window in the rear of the store. Reuben Radney and Charles Schrame, boys about 13 years of age, were arrested on this charge.

Mrs. Lawson's store has been broken into several times by boys in the past two years.

Source: The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY, Monday Morning, April 15, 1907


Reuben Radney and Charles Schramm, the two young boys who broke into the Lawso sporting goods store on Saturday night and stole several watches were yesterday commited to the Catholic Protectory at Buffalo by Recorder Stupp. They were taken to that institution early this morning by Officer O'Dea.

Source: The Auburn Citizen, Tuesday, April 16, 1907

Draft Registration Card No. 68

Name in full Rubin Hamilton Radney Age in years 23 Home address Hillsdale, NJ Citizenship natural - born Date of birth August 21, 1893 Place of birth Spring Valley, NY Present trade Telegraph Operator By whom employed Erie Railroad Where employed Oradell, NJ Marital status married Previous military service None Any medical conditions Sugar Diabetes

Signed Reuben Hamilton Radney

Registrar's Report

Height medium Build medium Eyes brown Hair brown Bald? no handicapped no

Signed Paul W. Bowers Hillsdale Township, NJ Bergen County, NJ June 5, 1917


Mrs. Emma J. Radney, for many years a resident of Spring Valley, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. George W. Wallace, Lawrence Street, Monday night, aged 65 years. She had been ill of Brights disease for a long time and for more than a month her condition had been serious and she failed gradually until the end came.

Mrs. Radney was born in Waterloo, N.Y. and came to Spring Valley more than twenty-five years ago. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. George W. Wallace and Miss Grace Radney, and one son Ralph E. Radney of Mount Vernon. She also leaves one brother, living in Cleveland, Ohio, and a sister who lives in Rochester.

Reuben H. Radney, a son of Mrs. Emma J. Radney, mentioned above, died at St Francis Hospital, Jersey City, last Friday morning, in his 26th year [i.e., at age 25]. He had been ill for four years of diabetes and unable to do any work for two years past. For the last two months he has been confined to the hospital.

He was born in Spring Valley and spent the greater part of his life here. He leaves a wife, who was Mary Reinhardt of Spring Valley, and a little girl, four years old. Also the sisters and brothers mentioned above.

The funeral services for both Mrs. Radney and her son were held at the Wallace home Wednesday afternoon with Rev. John Bovenizer officiating and burial was in Nanuet Cemetery.



CLINTON AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH - Clinton Avenue and Monmouth Street, Newark, NJ Week of Sunday, February 16th, 1919 ITEMS OF INTEREST Our sister, Miss Grace Radney, has the deep and tender sympathy of al the church people in her great sorrow. On Friday, February 7th, her brother died in a New York hospital, and on the following Tuesday her mother, a member of this church, entered into rest. Both were buried on Wednesday at Spring Valley, NY.

  1. United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T623).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ruby Radney, in Find A Grave.