Alice Ellen Richey

Brief Life History of Alice Ellen

When Alice Ellen Richey was born on 3 July 1854, in Peaksville, Clark, Missouri, United States, her father, Thomas C. Richey Jr., was 49 and her mother, Francis Hannah Fitzgerald, was 40. She married Francis Marion Randolph on 7 September 1879, in Clark, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Clark, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Grant Township, Clark, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 21 December 1939, in Argyle, Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85.

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Francis Marion Randolph
Alice Ellen Richey
Marriage: 7 September 1879
Ora Orlando Randolph
Ida Randolph
Owen Francis Randolph
Dellie Randolph
Georgia Randolph

Sources (18)

  • Alice Richie in household of Thos Richie, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alice Randolph, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Alice Richey in entry for Owen Randolph and Ida Jones, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

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.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name based on rīc ‘power(ful)’ (see Reich ), or from the female personal name Rikheit, from rīc + suffix -heit ‘way of being’. This surname is rare in Germany.

Probably also an Americanized form of German Reiche or Ritsche (see Ritchey 2).

English and northern Irish: variant of Ritchie .

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

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