John Thomas Rich

15 December 1846–5 June 1893 (Age 46)
Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of John Thomas

When John Thomas Rich was born on 15 December 1846, in Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States, his father, Charles Coulson Rich, was 37 and his mother, Sarah De Armon Pea, was 32. He married Deseret Rosetta Collings on 18 November 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 5 June 1893, in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Thomas Rich
Deseret Rosetta Collings
Marriage: 18 November 1872
James Charles Rich
Simpson Molen Rich
John Thomas Rich
Deseret Rosetta Rich
Milando Pratt Rich
Earl O'Neal Rich

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made
    Age 1
    The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.
    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Union, Iowa, United States
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a wealthy man (or perhaps in some cases an ironic nickname for a pauper), from Middle English, Old French riche ‘rich, wealthy’, a word of ancient Germanic origin, akin to ancient Germanic rīc ‘power(ful)’.English: from the Middle English personal name Rich, a pet form of any of the post-Conquest names beginning in Rich-, such as Richer and especially Richard . Compare Rick .English: either a topographic name from Middle English riche(Old English ric) ‘stream’, signifying one who lived beside a stream, as at Glynde Reach (Sussex), or perhaps a habitational name from the (now lost) village of Riche (Lincolnshire).

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

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    Story Highlight


                John Thomas Rich was born 15 December 1846 at Mt. Pisgah, Pottawattamie, Iowa to Charles Coulson and Sarah DeArmon Pea Rich.  Itwas a very difficult time for the Church of Jesus Christ of …

    Sources (25)

    • John T Rich, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John Rich in entry for Simpson Molen Rich, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John T Rich in household of Henry Hoskins, "United States Census, 1860"

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