Lydia Nellie B. Schoolcroft

3 January 1874–1958 (Age 83)
Van Buren, Michigan, United States

The Life of Lydia Nellie B.

When Lydia Nellie B. Schoolcroft was born on 3 January 1874, in Van Buren, Michigan, United States, her father, William A Schoolcraft, was 39 and her mother, Phebe Ann Mallery, was 38. She married Wesley David Richason on 26 September 1891, in Kendall, Van Buren, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Pine Grove, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1958, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 84.

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Wesley David Richason
Lydia Nellie B. Schoolcroft
Marriage: 26 September 1891
Rubye Waitstill Richason
Clair Wesley Richason

Spouse and Children

26 September 1891
Kendall, Van Buren, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 5

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a plot of land with a hut, from northern Middle English sc(h)ole ‘hut’, ‘shed’ ( see Scales ) + croft ‘small enclosed field’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wellie Richason in household of Wesley D Richason, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nellie Richardson in household of Richardson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nellie Schoolcraft in household of Wm Schoolcraft, "United States Census, 1880"

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