Mary Emily Richmond

about 1845–November 1884 (Age 39)
New York, United States

The Life of Mary Emily

When Mary Emily Richmond was born about 1845, in New York, United States, her father, Amaziah Richmond, was 41 and her mother, Caroline Harris Rodgers, was 41. She married James Henry Wright on 16 January 1863, in Kendall, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Van Buren, Onondaga, New York, United States in 1850. She died in November 1884, in Kendall, Illinois, United States, at the age of 39.

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Family Time Line

James Henry Wright
1841–
Mary Emily Richmond
1845–1884
Marriage: 16 January 1863
Mary Adelaide Wright
1865–1954
William E Wright
1868–
Carrie B Wright
1870–
Hattie E Wright
1876–1910

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 January 1863
Kendall, Illinois, United States
children

(4)

    Female1865–1954Female

    William E Wright

    Male1868–Male

    Carrie B Wright

    Female1870–Female

    Hattie E Wright

    Female1876–1910Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 3

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 11

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so named, in northern France as well as in England. These are named with the Old French elements riche ‘rich’, ‘splendid’ + mont ‘hill’. Richmond in North Yorkshire was named after a Richmont in France immediately after the Norman Conquest, and in many if not most cases the English surname can de derived from this place. Richmond in southwest London received this name only in the reign of Henry VII, in honor of the king, who had been Earl of Richmond until he came to the throne, and is unlikely to be the source of this surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emily Richmond in household of Amaziah Richmond, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Emily Richmond, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Mary E. Richmond in entry for Wright, "Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915"

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