Richard W. Deavers

Brief Life History of Richard W.

When Richard W. Deavers was born on 24 December 1855, in Page, Virginia, United States, his father, William Deavers, was 32 and his mother, Emily Rickard Long, was 21. He married Martha Gertrude Strickler on 25 August 1887, in Luray, Page, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Springfield District, Page, Virginia, United States in 1900 and Springfield, Page, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 December 1923, in Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Virginia, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Rileyville, Page, Virginia, United States.

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Richard W. Deavers
Martha Gertrude Strickler
Marriage: 25 August 1887
David L. Devers
Charles William Deavers
Edward Deavers
Wilbert A. Devers
Lelia Myrtle Deavers

Sources (25)

  • Richard Devers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Richard, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • Richard Deavers, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


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

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Deaver , with the addition of the Englishpatronymic suffix -s.

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

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