Henry Phinehas Richards

30 November 1831–29 October 1912 (Age 80)
Richmond, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Henry Phinehas

When Henry Phinehas Richards was born on 30 November 1831, in Richmond, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Phinehas Richards, was 43 and his mother, Wealthy Dewey, was 45. He married Margaret Minerva Amanda Empey on 30 December 1852, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 29 October 1912, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Phinehas Richards
Margaret Minerva Amanda Empey
Marriage: 30 December 1852
Henrietta Richards
Mary Ann Richards
Joseph Henry Richards
Minerva Richards
William Phineas E Richards
Nelson Alonzo Richards
Henry Willard Richards
Emma Wealthy Richards

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 December 1852Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 8
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 25
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Richard , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. Compare Rickards .German: patronymic from the personal name Richard .

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

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    Henry Phinehas & Minerva Margaret Empey Richards

    Henry Phinehas & Minerva Margaret Empey Richards November 30, 1831 – October 29, 1912 April 19, 1831 – December 26, 1909 nephew to Willard Richards who was in Carthage Jail with the Proph …

    Sources (62)

    • Henry Richards, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Hy P in entry for Nelson A Richards, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Henry Richards in household of Phinehas Richards, "United States Census, 1850"

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