Hyrum Smith Rich

8 October 1846–17 August 1924 (Age 77)
Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Hyrum Smith

When Hyrum Smith Rich was born on 8 October 1846, in Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States, his father, Charles Coulson Rich, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Jane Peck, was 21. He married Elizabeth Stock on 29 June 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 17 August 1924, in St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Hyrum Smith Rich
Elizabeth Stock
Marriage: 29 June 1867
Sarah Jane Rich
Hyrum Smith Rich Jr
Edwin Coulson Rich
Orson Stock Rich
Orissa Elizabeth Rich
Aaron Adams Rich
Luetta Ann Rich
Ethel May Rich
Verba Leola Rich
Elmer John Rich
Ray Charles Rich
Elva Lauvon Rich

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 June 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 18
    Historical Boundaries 1864: Owyee, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Oneida, Idaho, Territory, United States 1875: Bear Lake, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 21
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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    Family History of Hyrum Smith Rich

    Hyrum Smith Rich, a Utah pioneer of 1847, was the son of Charles Coulson Rich and Sarah Jane Peck Rich. His father had six wives and 52 children. Hyrum was the third son of Charles C. and the first ch …

    Sources (44)

    • Hyrum S Rich, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Hyrum S. Rich in entry for Edwin Coulsen Rich and Alvira Laker Cook Booth, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Hyrum S Rich in entry for Ethel May Rich Morgan, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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