Willard Richards (1894 - 1970)

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Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

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Dorothy Isaac and Josephine Holloway

Dorothy Isaac and Josephine Holloway

1946 Blountstown 2nd Grade Class Photo

1946 Blountstown 2nd Grade Class Photo

Permelia & John Richards

Permelia & John Richards

Dorse E Richards

Dorse E Richards

William Seburn Richards Family circa 1880's

William Seburn Richards Family circa 1880's

Graham Alice Amelia Graham

Graham Alice Amelia Graham

Marlo Dawn Richards

Marlo Dawn Richards

Leroy, Jonathan, Susan & Jason Richards

Leroy, Jonathan, Susan & Jason Richards

Graduation, 1925

Graduation, 1925

Jane Richards, PA, 1921

Jane Richards, PA, 1921

Richards family photo? Jerseyville, Illinois

Richards family photo? Jerseyville, Illinois

Lucy (Peet) Richards, Illinois c1865

Lucy (Peet) Richards, Illinois c1865

Elizabeth L. Richards, 1907, Missouri

Elizabeth L. Richards, 1907, Missouri

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Great-Great Aunt and Uncle Dorothy Isaac and Josephine Holloway 1946 Blountstown 2nd Grade Class Photo Permelia & John Richards

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1894 - In the year that Willard Richards was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

1927 - At the age of 33 years old, Willard was alive when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

1941 - By the time he was 47 years old, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

1942 - By the time he was 48 years old, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

1970 - In the year of Willard Richards's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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Willard Richards passed away in September 1970 at age 75. No cause of death has been entered for Willard. He was born on December 21, 1894. We have no information about Willard's family or relationships. We know that Willard Richards had been residing in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

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