Amasa Mason Rich

25 October 1856–15 February 1919 (Age 62)
San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States

The Life Summary of Amasa Mason

When Amasa Mason Rich was born on 25 October 1856, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, his father, Charles Coulson Rich, was 47 and his mother, Mary Ann Phelps, was 27. He married Mary Elizabeth Jacobs on 29 September 1880, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 15 February 1919, in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amasa Mason Rich
Mary Elizabeth Jacobs
Marriage: 29 September 1880
Amasa Marion Rich
Daniel Coulson Rich
Myrtle Rich
Errol Rich
Dr Charles O'Neal Rich
Spencer Haines Rich
Reed Jacobs Rich

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 September 1880Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 1
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
    Age 7
    Historical Boundaries 1863: Idaho, Washington Territory, United States 1863: Boise, Washington Territory, United States 1863: Boise, Idaho Territory, United States 1863: Owyee, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Oneida, Idaho, Territory, United States 1875: Bear Lake, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 19
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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    Sources (53)

    • Amasa Rich in household of Mary A Rich, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Amasa M in entry for Charles O'Neal Rich and Catherine Frost Aldous, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Amasa Rich in entry for Myrtle Rich Richards, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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