Harrison Henry Cocke Richards Jr

7 April 1920–26 April 1979 (Age 59)
California, United States

The Life Summary of Harrison Henry Cocke

When Harrison Henry Cocke Richards Jr was born on 7 April 1920, in California, United States, his father, Harrison Henry Cocke Richards, was 29 and his mother, Helen Landonia Brock, was 29. He married Lois Mathilda Walsh on 16 April 1949, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States in 1930. He died on 26 April 1979, at the age of 59, and was buried in Front Royal, Warren, Virginia, United States.

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Harrison Henry Cocke Richards Jr
Lois Mathilda Walsh
Marriage: 16 April 1949

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 3
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
Age 14
Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act
Age 17
The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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 (8)

  • Harrison H C Richards Jr. in household of Harrison H C Richards, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harrison Henry Cocke Richards, "Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
  • Harrison Henry Cocke Richards, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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