John Eugene Richards

30 March 1879–7 May 1960 (Age 81)
Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life of John Eugene

When John Eugene Richards was born on 30 March 1879, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Alexander Willard Hill Richards, was 27 and his mother, Ingeborg Kirstine Larsine Sorensen, was 25. He married Lovina Pearl Thompson on 16 January 1907, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Lehi Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 7 May 1960, in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

John Eugene Richards
1879–1960
Lovina Pearl Thompson
1883–1953
Marriage: 16 January 1907
Preston Richards
1908–1968
Joseph Raymond Richards
1909–1972
Mayo Palmer Richards
1912–1988
John Darwin Richards
1914–1999
Dorcas Pearl Richards
1916–2009
Spencer Alexander Richards
1920–2005
Norman Franklin Richards
1926–2006

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 January 1907
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · The Logan Temple Barn

Age 17

The Logan Temple Barn was built on the edge of the Logan temple property to house the animals belonging to the builders of the temple. It was one of only two stone barns built in Cache Valley. These barns became obsolete during the rise of the automobile era. The building and the land it was on was sold in 1919 and became an automobile repair shop. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 19, 1985, and is still standing today.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 22

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

English and German: patronymic from the personal name Richard . Richards is a frequent name in Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Eugene Richards, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • John Eugene Richards, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • John E Richards, "United States Census, 1940"

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