Rachel Catherine Richardson

1834–Female
Indiana, United States

The Life of Rachel Catherine

When Rachel Catherine Richardson was born in 1834, in Indiana, United States, her father, Samuel Richardson, was 35 and her mother, Mary Margaret Keeling, was 29. She married John Dick on 7 August 1853, in Shelby, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Stratton Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Homer, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

John Dick
1834–1907
Rachel Catherine Richardson
1834–
Marriage: 7 August 1853
Margaret Dick
1854–
Mary Ann Dick
1858–1922
Martha J Dick
1860–
Susan B Dick
1863–
William Henry Dick
1864–1935
Charles Randolph Dick
1869–1950
Thomas Hinkle Dick
1872–1955

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 August 1853
Shelby, Illinois, United States
children

(7)

    Margaret Dick

    Female1854–Female

    Mary Ann Dick

    Female1858–1922Female

    Martha J Dick

    Female1860–Female

    Susan B Dick

    Female1863–Female

    William Henry Dick

    Male1864–1935Male

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 2

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1865

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Richard . This has undoubtedly also assimilated like-sounding cognates from other languages, such as Swedish Richardsson.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rachel Dick in household of John Dick, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rachael C Dick in household of John Dick, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rachael C Richardson in household of Samuel Richardson, "United States Census, 1850"

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