Joel Monroe Richwine

June 1890–21 September 1955 (Age 65)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Joel Monroe

When Joel Monroe Richwine was born in June 1890, in Indiana, United States, his father, Charles Richwine, was 24 and his mother, Missouri Isabel Cox, was 20. He married Edith J Hansen on 11 May 1913, in Selah, Yakima, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Selah, Yakima, Washington, United States in 1920 and Ahtanum, Yakima, Washington, United States in 1930. He died on 21 September 1955, in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States, at the age of 65.

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Joel Monroe Richwine
Edith J Hansen
Marriage: 11 May 1913
Betty Jean Richwine
Arthur Monroe Richwine

Spouse and Children

11 May 1913
Selah, Yakima, Washington, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Missouri Isabel Cox




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 16

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 18

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

From German Reichwein. Richwine is a literal translation of modern German reich ‘rich’ + Wein ‘wine’. The German name, however, is from an old personal name composed of the elements rīc ‘power(ful)’ + win ‘friend’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Joel M Richwine, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joel M Richwine, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph Richwine in household of Charles Richwine, "United States Census, 1910"

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