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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: N2004- 11
Title, Dates: Oven and Raney family papers, 1863-1989 (bulk 1863-1911).
Amount: 1.00 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Unarranged.
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Biographical/Historical:     David Greenway Raney and his wife moved to Apalachicola in 1834.  Raney served two terms as mayor of Apalachicola during the time that the city adopted its first ordinances.  Three of his sons served with the Confederacy in the Civil War.  His youngest son, George Pettus Raney was elected to the state legislature in 1868 and served as the minority leader in the House.  He also served as Attorney General and in 1888 was appointed as Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court.  Virgina Raney Porter married into the Oven family and gave birth to William Oven.  Virgina Raney Porter's husband, a priest, moved to Apalachicola in the 1820s.  He was the town's first Episcopal priest.  They both died from consumption and William Oven was raised by his aunt in the Raney family home on Market Street in Apalachicola, Florida.
Summary:       This collection contains correspondence, photographs, legal documents, diaries, and newspaper clippings of the Raney and Oven families of Apalachicola and Tallahassee, Florida.  The papers document the lives of one of the first  merchant families to live in Apalachicola, Florida.  Photographs include images of several generations of Raney and Oven family members.
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Associated Materials: Additional Raney Family papers are in collection N2005-11, Sarah B. Raney, Raney Family Papers, 1885-1971 (bulk 1910-1966), and collection N2013-12, Raney Family Papers, ca. 1860-2013.
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Subject Access Fields: Raney family.
Oven family.
Raney, George P. 1845-1911. (George Pettus),
Oven, William.
Business development.
Photographs. aat
Apalachicola (Fla.)
Tallahassee (Fla.)
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