Robert Richmond

15 November 1878–27 May 1964 (Age 85)
Williamson, Madison, Illinois, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Richmond was born on 15 November 1878, in Williamson, Madison, Illinois, United States, his father, David Reid Richmond, was 28 and his mother, Mary Ann Moore, was 21. He married Sophia Mae Follis on 27 April 1902, in Lake Creek Precinct, Williamson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Herrin, Williamson, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Herrin Precinct, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 27 May 1964, at the age of 85.

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Robert Richmond
Sophia Mae Follis
Marriage: 27 April 1902
Kenneth Richmond
Voyage Richmond
Robert Fern Richmond

Spouse and Children

27 April 1902
Lake Creek Precinct, Williamson, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    David Reid Richmond


    Mary Ann Moore





    David Orlando Richmond



    Margret Emily Richmond


    Addie Richmond


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 7

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 23

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so named, in northern France as well as in England. These are named with the Old French elements riche ‘rich’, ‘splendid’ + mont ‘hill’. Richmond in North Yorkshire was named after a Richmont in France immediately after the Norman Conquest, and in many if not most cases the English surname can de derived from this place. Richmond in southwest London received this name only in the reign of Henry VII, in honor of the king, who had been Earl of Richmond until he came to the throne, and is unlikely to be the source of this surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Richmond, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert Richmond, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert Richmond, "United States Census, 1920"

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