Ray Romine Diaries

Ray Romine (1910-1954)

Ray Romine, born February 15, 1910, the son of Fred and Mattie (Clore) Romine, was first married to Florence Walters in 1933 and then to Trella Hemmerly Haldeman on February 14, 1953. He died on August 24, 1954, following a brief illness with kidney cancer. Here’s a short video documenting the building of the house at Terradise.

He left behind an enormous collection of butterflies and moths, a huge tome of poetry, and many hybridized iris.

A tribute from his friend and fellow lepidopterist, Don Eff appears here.

We have his diary entries from 1/1/1952 up until 8/3/1954 when he was too ill to make entries.

Harold (Rocky) Rockwell (L) and Ray Romine inspecting a hybridized iris at his home at 954 Westwood Drive, Marion, Ohio in 1948