Arthur W. Richards

14 September 1832–24 January 1915 (Age 82)
Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States

The Life of Arthur W.

When Arthur W. Richards was born on 14 September 1832, in Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States, his father, Elijah Richards, was 25 and his mother, Eleanor Ellen Wherry, was 22. He married Margaret A. McCowen on 6 December 1857, in Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Warren, Iowa, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 24 January 1915, in Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur W. Richards
1832–1915
Margaret A. McCowen
1839–1925
Marriage: 6 December 1857
Preston A. Richards
1859–1867
Frank Arthur Richards
1861–1922
Mary Ellen Richards
1864–1936
John Madison Richards
1866–
Stella Capitola Richards
1868–1952
Simpson Bryant Richards
1870–1931
Sterling Jewett Richards
1870–1944
Lottie May Richards
1875–1973
Cora Burdette Richards
1877–1959
Roscoe Hayes Richards
1879–1936

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 December 1857
Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States
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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1846

Age 14

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 25

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

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)

  • Arthur W Richards, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Arthur Richards, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Arthur W Richards, "United States Census, 1910"

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