Emily Richards (1849 - 1946)

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Tbury, Australia

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Tbury, Australia

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Father: Bartlett Hector Richards
Mother: Ann Golden Richards

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1849 - In the year that Emily Richards was born, on February 14th, President James Polk had his photograph taken in New York City. He was the first President to have his photo taken.

1890 - By the time she was 41 years old, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

1894 - She was 45 years old when large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

1902 - When she was 53 years old, the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

1946 - In the year of Emily Richards's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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Emily Richards passed away in 1946 in Tbury, Australia at 97 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Emily. She was born in 1849. She was born to Bartlett Hector Richards and Ann Golden Richards, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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