Leslie Jay Richey

1908–1979 (Age 71)
St. Johns, Apache, Arizona Territory, United States

The Life of Leslie Jay

When Leslie Jay Richey was born on 8 May 1908, in St. Johns, Apache, Arizona Territory, United States, his father, James Moroni Richey, was 60 and his mother, Mary Ann Chapman, was 36. He married Mable James on 14 May 1931, in Apache, Cochise, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Richville, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1920 and Utah, United States in 1950. He died on 24 October 1979, in Oak Harbor, Island, Washington, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Oak Harbor, Island, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leslie Jay Richey
Mable James
Marriage: 14 May 1931
Jay Willard Richey
Forest Moroni Richey
Scharlotte Richey
Autumn Richey

Spouse & Children

14 May 1931
Apache, Cochise, Arizona, United States


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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1909 · Rainbow Bridge is Discovered

Age 1

Until 1909, this natural wonder was not known to the outside world. Two separate exploration parties – one headed by University of Utah Dean Byron Cummings, and another by government surveyor, W.B. Douglass – began searching for the legendary span. Eventually, they combined efforts. Paiute guides Nasja Begay and Jim Mike led an exploration party in the south east corner of Utah, along with trader and explorer John Wetherill. Coming down what is now Bridge Canyon, the party saw Rainbow Bridge for the first time. The next year, President Taft proclaimed the newly found structure a National Monument. Theodore Roosevelt and Zane Grey were among the first visitors to see the Monument. The trail they took is no longer passable for horses but is now a trailhead for hikers that want to visit the bridge. Rainbow Bridge receives thousands of visitors each year but, the National Park Service asks visitors to be respectful of its significance to the people who have long held Rainbow Bridge sacred.

Age 19

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on rīc ‘power(ful)’ ( see Reich ), or from the female personal name Rikheit, from rīc + suffix -heit ‘way of being’.2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Reiche or Ritsche ( see Ritchey 2).3 English and northern Irish: variant spelling of Ritchie .

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

Memories of Grandma Richey

Our family moved from Holbrook, Arizona to Washington State in the summer of 1947. I was about three or four years old. At one time we lived at the end of the ROK airport. It was in the woods and we …

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Sources (3)

  • Leslie Jay Richey, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Leslie J Rickey in household of James M Rickey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jay Richey in household of Mary Ann Richey, "United States Census, 1930"

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