When Willie W Richey was born on 30 January 1884, in Comanche, Texas, United States, her father, Joseph V Richey, was 37 and her mother, Parthenia Caroline Rhoads, was 33. She married John Luther Williamson Sr. on 9 December 1906. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Comanche, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 1 September 1944, in Dickens, Texas, United States, at the age of 60.
German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name based on rīc ‘power(ful)’ (see Reich ), or from the female personal name Rikheit, from rīc + suffix -heit ‘way of being’. This surname is rare in Germany.
Probably also an Americanized form of German Reiche or Ritsche (see Ritchey 2).
English and northern Irish: variant of Ritchie .