Richard Grenfell Eddy (1811 - 1873)

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Australia

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Father: William Eddy
Mother: Mary Grenfell Eddy

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Grenfell

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Doris Cranston Eddy Parker

Doris Cranston Eddy Parker

Bertha Linwood (Eddy) Clark

Bertha Linwood (Eddy) Clark

Doris Cranston Eddy Parker

Doris Cranston Eddy Parker

The Eddy Sisters

The Eddy Sisters

Frank R Eddy Obituary

Frank R Eddy Obituary

Grandma & Grandpa Bowen 1975

Grandma & Grandpa Bowen 1975

Hetherington Martin Eddy

Hetherington Martin Eddy

George Alfred Eddy Family

George Alfred Eddy Family

Abigail Norton Eddy

Abigail Norton Eddy

Electric Institute of Washington. Nelson Eddy

Electric Institute of Washington. Nelson Eddy

Ruth Arabella EDDY

Ruth Arabella EDDY

William Morton Eddy

William Morton Eddy

Charles A. Eddy and son John

Charles A. Eddy and son John

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Isaac N. Eddy Doris Cranston Eddy Parker Bertha Linwood (Eddy) Clark Doris Cranston Eddy Parker

Timeline

1811 - In the year that Richard Grenfell Eddy was born, on December 16th, the New Madrid earthquake - in the Mississippi Valley near the city of New Madrid, Missouri - temporarily reversed the course of the Mississippi River. The quake is estimated to have been 7.5 - 7.9. Other large earthquakes along the fault occurred on January 23rd and February 7th, 1812. These quakes were the largest ever recorded east of the Rockies.

1818 - He was just 7 years old when on December 3rd, Illinois was admitted as the 21st U.S. state. Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Barack Obama were from Illinois. Ronald Reagan was the only U.S. President who was born and raised in Illinois.

1849 - Richard was 38 years old when on March 4th, a Sunday, Zachary Taylor became the 12th US President. However, he refused to be sworn in on a Sunday - the Sabbath - so he was inaugurated the following Monday.

1868 - At the age of 57 years old, Richard was alive when on October 28th, Thomas Edison - age 21 - applied for his first patent. It was for the electric vote recorder and was designed to make voting quicker and the counting of votes more accurate. Congress didn't like the idea so Edison's voting machine was never used.

1873 - In the year of Richard Grenfell Eddy's passing, on February 12th, The Coinage Act of 1873 was signed by President Ulysses S. Grant. It went into effect on April 1st and ended the use of gold and silver in the U.S. for currency - placing the country on the gold standard. The Act wasn't popular with everyone.

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Richard Grenfell Eddy passed away in 1873 in Australia at age 62. There is no known cause of death for Richard. He was born in 1811. He was born to William Eddy and Mary Grenfell Eddy, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. We know that Richard Grenfell Eddy had been residing in Australia.

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