May Rich

3 March 1870–12 November 1956 (Age 86)
Winthrop, Buchanan, Iowa, United States

The Life of May

When May Rich was born on 3 March 1870, in Winthrop, Buchanan, Iowa, United States, her father, Smith Weed Rich, was 45 and her mother, Emily Miller Gaylord, was 35. She had at least 1 daughter with Albert James Silcock. She lived in Fall River, South Dakota, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 8, Bee, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 November 1956, in Tuleta, Bee, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Tuleta Cemetery, Tuleta, Bee, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert James Silcock
May Rich
Mabel Josephine Silcock

Spouse and Children

    Albert James Silcock





    Mabel Josephine Silcock


Parents and Siblings

    Smith Weed Rich


    Emily Miller Gaylord




    Ella Rich


    Arthur David Rich


    Infant Son Rich



    George Rich


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 6

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 24

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

1 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’ (of Germanic origin, akin to Germanic rīc ‘power(ful)’).2 English: from a medieval personal name, a short form of Richard , or less commonly of some other compound name with this first element.3 English: habitational name from the lost village of Riche in Lincolnshire, apparently so named from an Old English element ric ‘stream’ or, here, ‘drainage channel’. Some early forms of the surname, such as Ricardus de la riche (Hampshire 1200 ) and Alexander atte Riche (Sussex 1296) probably derive from minor places named with this element in southern counties, as for example Glynde Reach in Sussex.

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

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Sources (3)

  • May R Silcox, "United States Census, 1940"
  • May Rich in household of Arther Rich, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary R Silcock in household of Albert J Silcock, "United States Census, 1930"

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