Jacob Hampton Rich

15 April 1886–6 July 1972 (Age 86)
Big Bone, Boone, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Jacob Hampton

When Jacob Hampton Rich was born on 15 April 1886, in Big Bone, Boone, Kentucky, United States, his father, William O Butler Rich, was 39 and his mother, Valanche "Blanche" E Lewis, was 19. He married Vera Ellison on 20 February 1911, in Spencer, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Magisterial District 3, Boone, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 6 July 1972, in Boone, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 86.

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Jacob Hampton Rich
Vera Ellison
Marriage: 20 February 1911
Ivan W Rich

Spouse and Children

20 February 1911
Spencer, Indiana, United States




    Ivan W Rich


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 4

Historical Boundaries - 1890: Boone, Kentucky, United States
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 23

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Jacod Rich, "United States Census, 1940"
  • J H Rich, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jacob H Rich, "United States Census, 1930"

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