Moses Forbes Richards

16 February 1846–15 December 1904 (Age 58)
Watertown, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Moses Forbes

When Moses Forbes Richards was born on 16 February 1846, in Watertown, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States, his father, John Richards, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Forbes, was 29. He married Luanna Janet Bates in 1875, in Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 15 December 1904, in Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Waterloo, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States.

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Moses Forbes Richards
Luanna Janet Bates
Marriage: 1875
John B. Richards
Adah Louise Richards
William Franklin "Will" Richards
George A. Richards

Spouse and Children

Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (7)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 8

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 21

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.

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 (3)

  • Moses F Richards in household of John Richards, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Moses F Richards in household of John Richards, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Moses Richards, "United States Census, 1900"

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