Richard Wise

29 January 1844–3 May 1930 (Age 86)
Marion, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Richard

When Richard Wise was born on 29 January 1844, in Marion, Kentucky, United States, his father, Richard Wise, was 41 and his mother, Mary Polly Lake, was 31. He married Martha Bright on 20 January 1876, in Marion, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Magisterial District 5 New Market, Marion, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and New Market, Marion, Kentucky, United States in 1930. He died on 3 May 1930, in Marion, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Taylor, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Wise
Mollie Hill
Marriage: 8 July 1879
George Richard Wise

Spouse and Children


    Mollie Hill


8 July 1879
Marion, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Richard Wise


    Mary Polly Lake





    Anna Elizabeth Wise


    Robert Elijah Wise


    William A Wise


    Lucy J Wise


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 6

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 23

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a wise or learned person, or in some cases a nickname for someone suspected of being acquainted with the occult arts, from Middle English wise ‘wise’ (Old English wīs). This name has also absorbed Dutch Wijs, a nickname meaning ‘wise’, and possibly cognates in other languages.2 Americanized form of German and Jewish Weiss ‘white’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Wise, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Richard Wise, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard Wise, "United States Census, 1880"

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