Francis Marion Richards

14 August 1871–8 August 1952 (Age 81)
Effingham, Effingham, Illinois, United States

The Life of Francis Marion

When Francis Marion Richards was born on 14 August 1871, in Effingham, Effingham, Illinois, United States, his father, John Wesley Richards, was 27 and his mother, Letitia Scott, was 32. He married Ella Lucitia Bohanon on 29 April 1894, in Jasper, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Joliet, Will, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Onarga, Iroquois, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 8 August 1952, in Iroquois, Iroquois, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Onarga, Iroquois, Illinois, United States.

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Francis Marion Richards
Ella Lucitia Bohanon
Marriage: 29 April 1894
Rufus Claud Richards
Roland Clifford Richards
Francis Richards
Avanell Richards

Spouse and Children

29 April 1894
Jasper, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Wesley Richards


    Letitia Scott




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 6

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 22

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.

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)

  • Frank M Richards, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank M Richards, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank Richards, "United States Census, 1920"

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