Lawrence Christopher Rich

3 October 1912–23 March 1974 (Age 61)
Murray, Newton, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Lawrence Christopher

When Lawrence Christopher Rich was born on 3 October 1912, in Murray, Newton, Arkansas, United States, his father, Harry Fred Rich, was 25 and his mother, Arminda Elnora ( Minda) Bean, was 22. He had at least 3 sons with Rentha Mae Daniels. He died on 23 March 1974, in Springfield, Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence Christopher Rich
1912–1974
Rentha Mae Daniels
1915–1986
John Thurlo Rich
1939–2007
Larry Ray Leon Rich
1941–2000
Jimmy Lee Rich
1948–1986

Spouse and Children

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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 5

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 
1929

Age 17

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Lawrence Rich, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lawrence Rich, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Lawrence I Rich, "Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939"

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