Mary Richards

15 November 1835–2 July 1885 (Age 49)
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Richards was born on 15 November 1835, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, William D. Richards, was 30 and her mother, Harriet Jones, was 27. She married James James on 14 February 1854, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Mills Junction, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 2 July 1885, in Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James James
Mary Richards
Marriage: 14 February 1854
Mary Jane James
William James
James Alma James
Harriet Ann James
John Willard James
Elizabeth Margaret James
Thomas Richard James
David Elias James
Watkin Moroni James
Eliezer (Ellie) James
Martha Etta James
Matthew James
Walter Lee James

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 February 1854Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place
    Age 4
    The Rebecca Riots were a group of protests in west Wales from 1839-1843. The people involved were mostly poor farmers, primarily men dressed as women. The group was called “Rebecca and her daughters”, a title believed to have come the book of Genesis. They mostly fought against the toll-gates. There is only record of one death during the riots: a young Sarah Williams had been warned that the rioters were coming, but upon refusing to leave, was killed.
    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
    Age 15
    Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.

    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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    Mary Richards James, History

    MARY RICHARDS B. 15 Novebmer 1835 D. 2 July 1885 Married: James James BIOGRAPHY: Unknown, Family Group Sheet in possession of Jerry Rose. Mary Richards came to Utah in 1853 with friends, ol …

    Sources (50)

    • Mary James in household of James James, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mary James, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Mary James in household of James James, "United States Census, 1870"

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