Miriam Richards

19 January 1847–25 June 1928 (Age 81)
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Miriam

When Miriam Richards was born on 19 January 1847, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, David Richards, was 23 and her mother, Margaret Jones, was 28. She married Paul Fetter on 22 August 1864, in Butte, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Milford, Lassen, California, United States in 1880 and Lassen, California, United States in 1900. She died on 25 June 1928, at the age of 81.

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George B. McGranahan
Miriam Richards
Marriage: 6 November 1870
Cynthia Margaret McGranahan
baby boy McGranahan
Amanda Miriam McGranahan
Augusta McGranahan
Henry B. McGranahan
James Richard McGranahan

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 November 1870Butte, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 1
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 22
    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

    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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    Sources (10)

    • Mirano Mc Granahan in household of George Mc Granahan, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Mariane Richards, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Miriam Richards in household of David Richards, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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