James William Rich

20 May 1900–24 February 1967 (Age 66)
Hamilton, Boone, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James William

When James William Rich was born on 20 May 1900, in Hamilton, Boone, Kentucky, United States, his father, William O Butler Rich, was 54 and his mother, Valanche "Blanche" E Lewis, was 33. He lived in Big Bone, Boone, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Boone, Kentucky, United States in 1920. He died on 24 February 1967, in Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 66.

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James William Rich
1900–1967
Effie Brown
1900–1964

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 4

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 18

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a wealthy man (or perhaps in some cases an ironic nickname for a pauper), from Middle English, Old French riche ‘rich’, ‘wealthy’ (of Germanic origin, akin to Germanic rīc ‘power(ful)’).2 English: from a medieval personal name, a short form of Richard , or less commonly of some other compound name with this first element.3 English: habitational name from the lost village of Riche in Lincolnshire, apparently so named from an Old English element ric ‘stream’ or, here, ‘drainage channel’. Some early forms of the surname, such as Ricardus de la riche (Hampshire 1200 ) and Alexander atte Riche (Sussex 1296) probably derive from minor places named with this element in southern counties, as for example Glynde Reach in Sussex.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Willard Rich in household of Blanche Rich, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Rich in household of William Rich, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James W Rich in household of William O B Rich, "United States Census, 1910"

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