Mary Ann Dodds

6 January 1864–9 November 1945 (Age 81)
Brotton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Dodds was born on 6 January 1864, in Brotton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Dodds, was 28 and her mother, Emma Bartlett, was 25. She married William Henry Richards on 9 December 1882, in Loftus, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 9 November 1945, in Iron Mountain, Dickinson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 81.

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William Henry Richards
Mary Ann Dodds
Marriage: 9 December 1882
Alice Richards
Emma Richards
Beatrice Hannah Richards
Thomas John Richards
Myrtle Richards
William Richards
John Richards
Clarence Richards
James Pennal Richards
Frederick Kenneth Richards

Spouse and Children

9 December 1882
Loftus, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 15

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.

Age 22

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Dodd 1. Black suggests that the name in Scotland may sometimes be derived from a place in Berwickshire called Doddis.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Ann Richards in entry for William Richards, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Mary Ann Richards in household of John Richards, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary A Richards in household of William H Richards, "United States Census, 1930"

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