Richetta Lucy Cole

17 July 1896–29 December 1986 (Age 90)
Greensville, Virginia, United States

The Life of Richetta Lucy

When Richetta Lucy Cole was born on 17 July 1896, in Greensville, Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas Everard Cole, was 33 and her mother, Lucy Tabb Cocke, was 32. She married Clarence Porter Wright in 1919. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Victoria, Lunenburg, Virginia, United States in 1930 and Plymouth Magisterial District, Lunenburg, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 29 December 1986, in Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Purdy, Greensville, Virginia, United States.

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Clarence Porter Wright
Richetta Lucy Cole
Marriage: 1919
Clarence Porter Wright Jr
Thomas Cole Wright

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Everard Cole





    Charles Leonard Cole



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Established

Age 10

Victoria was laid out as a planned community in 1906.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English pet form of Nicholas .2 English: from a Middle English personal name derived from the Old English byname Cola (from col ‘(char)coal’, presumably denoting someone of swarthy appearance), or the Old Norse cognate Koli.3 Scottish and Irish: when not of English origin, this is a reduced and altered form of McCool .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Renetta Cole in household of Charlie L Cole, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rochetta L Cole in household of Thomas E Cole, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Richetta Wright in household of Clarence P Wright, "United States Census, 1940"

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