John Albert Rich

1863–
Kenton, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John Albert

When John Albert Rich was born in 1863, in Kenton, Kentucky, United States, his father, Joseph L. Rich, was 30 and his mother, Rebecca C Mckay, was 28. He married Jennie Smith on 19 August 1889, in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States. He lived in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States in 1930.

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John Albert Rich
1863–
Jennie Smith
1862–
Marriage: 19 August 1889

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 August 1889
Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 0

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 29

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 33

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • John A Rich, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John A. Rich, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • John A. Rich, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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