Mary Elizabeth Richards

about 1849–before 1935 (Age 86)
Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Richards was born about 1849, in Texas, United States, her father, Stratford Wade Hampton Richards, was 24 and her mother, Ellender Caroline Cooper, was 24. She lived in Shelby, Texas, United States in 1850. She died before 1935, at the age of 85.

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Phillip Walker
1845–
Mary Elizabeth Richards
1849–1935

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World Events (8)

1850 · Compromise of 1850
Age 1
The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.
1863
Age 14
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park
Age 23
Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Richard , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. Compare Rickards .German: patronymic from the personal name Richard .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Richard

Sources (1)

  • Mary E Richards in household of Hampton Richards, "United States Census, 1850"

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