Franklin Thornton Richins

16 July 1856–20 August 1883 (Age 27)
Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Franklin Thornton

When Franklin Thornton Richins was born on 16 July 1856, in Iowa, United States, his father, John Richins, was 23 and his mother, Charlotte Priscilla Taylor, was 22. He married Amelia Richards on 23 April 1877, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States. He lived in Henefer, Summit, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 20 August 1883, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Franklin Thornton Richins
Eliza Banks Trinnaman
Marriage: 15 October 1881
Francis Eliza Richins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 October 1881Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 1
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Ricun, a diminutive of Rich , itself a pet form of Richard , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. It appears that a dialectally different (Norman or Picard) form of the French name, with medial /-k-/, also survived in England for a time alongside forms with original /-tʃ-/.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Franklin Richards in household of John Richards, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Franklin T Richens, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Franklyn Richins in household of Louisa Richins, "United States Census, 1880"

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