Herschel Richey

26 November 1883–17 August 1961 (Age 77)
Scott, Indiana, United States

The Life of Herschel

When Herschel Richey was born on 26 November 1883, in Scott, Indiana, United States, his father, William Green Richey, was 23 and his mother, Mary Ann Owens, was 25. He married Bessie Marie Carothers in 1906. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Whitmore Township, Macon, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 17 August 1961, in Chicago Heights, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Adams Cemetery, Crete, Will, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Herschel Richey
1883–1961
Bessie Marie Carothers
1889–1961
Marriage: 1906
Velma Orvada Richey
1906–1996
Beulah Richey
1907–
Leonard Paul Richey
1908–2001
Goldie Marie Richey
1910–1986
Edna Maye Richey
1913–2001
Dorothy Faye Richey
1914–1983
William Wayne Richey
1916–1994
Betty Jean Richey
1925–2012

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1906
Decatur, Illinois
children

(8)

    Velma Orvada Richey

    Female1906–1996Female

    Beulah Richey

    Female1907–Female

    Leonard Paul Richey

    Male1908–2001Male

    Goldie Marie Richey

    Female1910–1986Female

    Edna Maye Richey

    Female1913–2001Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Green Richey

    Male1860–1900Male

    Female1858–1946Female

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 2

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1886

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1904

Age 21

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on rīc ‘power(ful)’ ( see Reich ), or from the female personal name Rikheit, from rīc + suffix -heit ‘way of being’.2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Reiche or Ritsche ( see Ritchey 2).3 English and northern Irish: variant spelling of Ritchie .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Hershel Richie, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Herschel Richy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Herschel Richey in household of William G Richey, "United States Census, 1900"

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