William Lewis Richards

22 April 1838–17 May 1905 (Age 67)
Prairie du Chien, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of William Lewis

When William Lewis Richards was born on 22 April 1838, in Prairie du Chien, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Milo Richards, was 45 and his mother, Cornelia Lewis, was 34. He married Harriet Melvina Coffman on 26 August 1866. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Jennings, Decatur, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Highland Township, Adams, Nebraska, United States in 1900. He died on 17 May 1905, in Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Galena Township, Jasper, Missouri, United States.

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William Lewis Richards
Harriet Melvina Coffman
Marriage: 26 August 1866
Maynard L Richards
Eva C Richards

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 August 1866
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 19
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    Name Meaning

    English and German: patronymic from the personal name Richard . Richards is a frequent name in Wales.

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

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    Sources (10)

    • William Richards in household of Orril Shattuck, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William Richards, "United States Census, 1900"
    • L W Richards, "United States Census, 1880"

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