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Description: 24 digital images, 600 dpi TIFs, full color
Biographical Sketch: Raymond Riley Eddins was born in Frisco City, Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama as an engineering student under the co-operative education program during the 1960s. His co-op site was NASA in Huntsville. He switched majors and graduated from University of Alabama in chemistry and computer science in the early 1970s.
Eddins married Mary Clements on October 14, 1972, in Northport, Alabama. They have two daughters, Rachel Adele Eddins Nichols and Mary Catherine Eddins.
After working with SCI, Inc., in Huntsville, and with the winding down of the space program in the 1970s, the Eddins moved to Dothan, Alabama, where he worked for Sony as a chemical engineer working with various kinds of magnetic tape, and as a troubleshooter for Sony's international manufacturing plants. He retired in 2000 and as of 2016 resides in Dothan.
Mr. Eddins supplied these family photographs to be scanned as part of the NEH-funded "Wiregrass Common Heritage Project" of the Wiregrass Archives and Troy University Dothan Campus History Department. The Project held two Community Scanning Days, June 18 and 25, 2016.
See also the Mary Clements Eddins Photographs, RG 212.
Scope / Content Note: Photographs of Mr. Eddins as a child, his siblings and parents, his grandfather, and his maternal relatives (the Cohron family) as well as his wife, Mary Clements Eddins and her family. Mr. Eddins chose these images from his larger collection per the limits of the Wiregrass Common Heritage Project. Received in two accessions, 213-16-0618 and 213-16-0625.
Preferred Citation: Raymond R. Eddins Photograph Collection, RG 213, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.
Acquisition Method: Gift
Access/User Limits? Open per donor agreement, June 18, 2018
Proc Date: 6/27/2016 Processor: MTO
DESCRIPTION OF ITEM
Grandfather Cohron (no first name available).
Monroe County, Alabama
Fred Eddins, Raymond Riley Eddins, Bonnie Eddins, Raymond Hiliard Eddins, Virginia Dunson, Paul, Eddins
Frisco City, AL
Raymond Hiliard and Bonnie Cohron Eddins
Trip to Rhode Island
Cohron Sisters (Roxie and sister, unknown name)
Monroe County, AL
Raymond Riley and Virginia Eddins (siblings)
Eddins Family: Riley Virginia, Nancy, and Fred
Cohron Cousins, 1945
Raymond Riley and Virginia Eddins
Monroe Co., AL
Left to right: Jeanine, Virginia, and Shirley
Handwritten on reverse: "little one, Virginia Eddins"
Riley and Virginia Eddins
Raymond H. Eddins
Cohron Family, 1950s, Monroe Co. Alabama
Top Row Left to right: Adrian, Roxie, - - , - - , Barbara, Rudolph
Bottom Row, left to right: Bonnie, --, Clifford,
Virginia and Riley Eddins
Mary Clements and Ray Eddins in Huntsville, Alabama, in 1971, on front steps of family friends house
Mary Clements and Ray Eddins in front yard of family friend's house in Huntsville, Alabama in 1971.
Mary Clement in front of a 1968 Camaro convertible in Huntsville, Alabama, 1970 or 1971
Mary Clements in Huntsville, Alabama, 1970 or 1971
High School graduation photo of Stanley Wilton Clements in Tuscaloosa County Alabama, Berry Alabama, 1938
Bonnie Cohron Eddins in her house with her son Raymond Riley Eddins, 1980s
Grady Montgomery and Opal Montgomery as a baby sitting on the running boards of car in Samantha Alabama in 1922
Mother and daughter, Addie and Opal Mae Montgomery in 1922 Samantha, Alabama.
Printed text on reverse: " GUARANTEED FOR LIFE, This is a Genuine Fox Tone Border, Fox Co. San Antonio Texas"
Opal and Stanley Clements, Mary Catherine, Rachel, Mary and Ray Eddins in Dothan, Alabama in 1983
Easter Sunday March 29, 1970. Mary Stanley Clements (22 years old), Opal Montgomery Clements (48 years) old in Northport, Alabama
William Howard Clements home in late 1980s in Berry, Alabama, Tuscaloosa County. Opal Clements in front. House was built around 1920
Sitting at picnic table at Grandparents house in Frisco City, Alabama in April, 1985. Sue Eddins (aunt), sisters Mary Catherine Eddins and Rachel Eddins, siblings Elizabeth and Michael Eddins