Joseph Hill Richards

5 December 1841–3 July 1924 (Age 82)
Adjala, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Joseph Hill

When Joseph Hill Richards was born on 5 December 1841, in Adjala, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Kenny Richards, was 36 and his mother, Agnes Hill, was 33. He married Mary Sutton Pettit Willie on 9 November 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and St. Joseph, Navajo, Arizona, United States in 1920. He died on 3 July 1924, in Joseph City, Navajo, Arizona, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Joseph City Cemetery, Joseph City, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hill Richards
Mary Sutton Pettit Willie
Marriage: 9 November 1867
Joseph Parley Richards
James Willie Richards
John Ezra Richards
Emma Elizabeth Richards
Mary Amelia Richards
Hyrum Enos Richards
Anna Belle Richards
George Elmer Richards
Lettie Pearl Richards

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 November 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Joseph h Richards convert to missionary pioneer

    Story found on pioneer stories. Joseph Hill Richards was born on 5 December 1841 in Toronto, Canada, to John Richards and Agnes Hill. As new converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter …

    Sources (32)

    • Joseph H Richards in entry for George Elmer Richards, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Joseph Richards in household of Jno Richards, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Joseph Hire Richards in entry for James Willie Richards, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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