Mary Emily Richmond

Femaleabout 1845–November 1884

Brief Life History of Mary Emily

When Mary Emily Richmond was born about 1845, in New York, United States, her father, Amaziah Richmond, was 42 and her mother, Caroline Harris Rodgers, was 42. 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 40.

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Family Time Line

James Henry Wright
Mary Emily Richmond
Marriage: 16 January 1863
Mary Adelaide Wright
William E Wright
about 1868–
Carrie B Wright
Hattie E Wright

Sources (4)

  • 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"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 January 1863Kendall, Illinois, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    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

    habitational name from Richmond (North Yorkshire). The placename was probably transferred after the Norman Conquest from any of numerous places in France named with Old French riche ‘mighty, strong’ + munt, mont ‘mountain, hill’. 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.

    occasionally a variant of Richman , with excrescent -d. The two names were probably often confused.


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

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