Martha "Mattie" Richards

December 1865–11 June 1916 (Age 50)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Martha "Mattie"

When Martha "Mattie" Richards was born in December 1865, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, Lazarus Richards, was 51 and her mother, Eleanor Jones, was 36. She married Sanford Hugh McCall on 6 April 1886, in Cambria, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States in 1900. She died on 11 June 1916, in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

Sanford Hugh McCall
Martha "Mattie" Richards
Marriage: 6 April 1886
Eleanor Louise MCCall
Ervin Lazarus McCall

Spouse and Children

6 April 1886
Cambria, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Lazarus Richards


    Eleanor Jones




World Events (8)

1866 · Camp Cooke

Age 1

General D.B Sackett was sent to the Montana territory to select a place for a military outpost near the Missouri River. He chose a spot near the Judith River. Camp Cooke also known as Fort Claggett, was organized on July 10 1866, by the 13th Infantry Regiment.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 2

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 18

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

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)

  • Mattie Mccall in household of Sanford H Mccall, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mattie Mc Call in household of Sanford Mc Call, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mattie Richards in entry for Marshall Harnois and Eleanor Louise Mccall, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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