When Willis Marshall Richards Jr was born on 14 October 1921, in Stanhope, Sussex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Willis Marshall Richards, was 25 and his mother, Mabel Augusta Houck, was 21. He married Carol Marie Dalrymple on 17 February 1946, in Netcong Borough, Morris, New Jersey, United States. He lived in Buttzville, Warren, New Jersey, United States for about 8 years. He died on 9 June 2007, in Hackettstown, Warren, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Northampton Memorial Shrine, Palmer Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States.
English: variant of Richard , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. Compare Rickards .
German: patronymic from the personal name Richard .