Esther Richard

Female16 April 1896–4 September 1966

Brief Life History of Esther

When Esther Richard was born on 16 April 1896, in California, United States, her father, William Richard, was 38 and her mother, Leona Beauclaire, was 33. She lived in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States in 1910 and Chino, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1920. She died on 4 September 1966, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

William Richard
1857–1940
Leona Beauclaire
1863–1937
Martha Richard
1892–1941
William Richard
1898–
Alvin Richard
1893–1981
Esther Richard
1896–1966
Ivan Edward Richard
1902–1988
Oliver Edwin Richards
1902–1991
Evelyn Beatrice “Eva” Richard
1904–1966

Sources (4)

  • Esther Richard in household of William Richard, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Esther Richards, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"
  • Esther Richard in household of William Richard, "United States Census, 1910"

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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 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 10

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Armand, Emile, Jacques, Andre, Marcel, Pierre, Leonce, Normand, Camille, Lucien, Gilles, Henri.

English, French, West Indian (mainly Haiti), German, and Dutch: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements rīc ‘power(ful)’ + hard ‘hardy, brave, strong’. The Middle English forms were Richard and Rikard, respectively Parisian Old French and Old Picard pronunciations of the ancient Germanic name. Middle English Rikard gives rise to the pet form Rick , whilst Richard has given the pet forms Richie and Rich . Both produced rhyming pet forms, Dick and Hick for Rikard and Hitch for Richard.

History: The LA Richard families are mainly descended from Acadian refugees in the second half of the 18th century. — This surname is listed in the register of Huguenot ancestors recognized by the Huguenot Society of America.

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

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