Albert Richards

28 October 1899–6 February 1952 (Age 52)
Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Albert

When Albert Richards was born on 28 October 1899, in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States, his father, Knox Richards, was 31 and his mother, Anna Wilmina Wlecke, was 30. He married Blanche May Jolley on 21 November 1921, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Compton, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Compton Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 6 February 1952, in Richland, Benton, Washington, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Richards
Blanche May Jolley
Marriage: 21 November 1921
Betty Louise Richards
Albert Donald Richards

Spouse and Children


    Blanche May Jolley


21 November 1921
Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 5

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1915 · Arrowrock Dam built

Age 16

In 1915, this dam was the tallest concrete dam of its kind in the world. From 1935-1937, it was repaired, raising the structure an additional 5 feet.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Alfred S Richards in household of Knox Richards, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bertie Richards in household of Knox Richards, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Albert Richards, "United States Census, 1940"

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