William James Richards (1876 - 1952)

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William James Richards
1876 - 1952
updated February 06, 2019
William James Richards was born in 1876. He was born to Uk Richards and Uk Richards, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1952 in Cfield, Australia at age 76.


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Cfield, Australia
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Cfield, Australia


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William James Richards died in 1952 in Cfield, Australia at age 76. He was born in 1876. He was born to Uk Richards and Uk Richards, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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1876 - 1952 World Events

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In 1876, in the year that William James Richards was born, in the Spring, Sioux chief Sitting Bull's encampment in the region of the Little Bighorn River was expanded by "vast numbers" from other tribes. This meeting of Native Americans became the last great gathering of native peoples on the Great Plains.

In 1909, by the time he was 33 years old, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1915, William was 39 years old when the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

In 1921, he was 45 years old when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1952, in the year of William James Richards's passing, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

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Other William Richardses

William Seburn Richards
Jan 15, 1830 - May 31, 1908
Sauk Centre, MN, United States
William Ernest Richards
Dec 6, 1869 - Apr 4, 1945
William Warren Richards
around 1885 - Feb 26, 1918
William Thomas Downes Richards
around 1878 - Jul 21, 1917
William Thomas Richards
around 1899 - Oct 8, 1918
William Thomas Richards
around 1920 - Jul 14, 1945
William Thomas Richards
around 1887 - Dec 11, 1918
William Stanley Charles Richards
around 1895 - Sep 8, 1916
William Sidney Richards
around 1897 - Sep 2, 1918
William Samuel Richards
around 1912 - Aug 3, 1944
William S. Richards
around 1895 - Jul 1, 1916
William Reid Richards
around 1921 - Apr 9, 1942

Other Richardses

Uk Richards
Cfield, Australia
Uk Richards
Cfield, Australia
William James Richards
1862 - 1952
South Melbourne, Australia
George Thomas Richards
South Melbourne, Australia
Uk Duke Richards
South Melbourne, Australia
William Richards
1878 - 1952
Heidelberg, Australia
Alf Richards
Heidelberg, Australia
Edith Cornish Richards
Heidelberg, Australia
Anne Richards
1909 - 1952
G Iris, Australia
James Richards
1881 - 1952
Fitzroy, Australia
Uk Richards
Fitzroy, Australia
Uk Richards
Fitzroy, Australia
John David Richards
1894 - 1952
Melbourne, Australia
John Richards
Melbourne, Australia
Mary Ellen Mcfadden Richards
Melbourne, Australia
Fredck William Richards
1863 - 1952
Bburn, Australia
William Waterman Richards
Bburn, Australia
Annie Webster Richards
Bburn, Australia

Other Bios

Uk Richards
Cfield, Australia
Uk Richards
Cfield, Australia
Clara Jane Stevenson
1877 - 1952
Yville, Australia
Dawson Uk Stevenson
Yville, Australia
Uk Stevenson
Yville, Australia
Hodge Uk De Ville
Parkville, Australia
Uk De Ville
Parkville, Australia
Violet De Ville
1898 - 1952
Parkville, Australia
Hodge Uk Ville
Parkville, Australia
Uk Ville
Parkville, Australia
Beryl Olive Isobel Ericksen
1929 - 1952
Melbourne, Australia
Albert Benjamin Daryl Ericksen
Melbourne, Australia
Muriel Danson Hannell Ericksen
Melbourne, Australia
Gladys Evelyn May Smith
1899 - 1952
Parkville, Australia
Stubbs Henry Smith
Parkville, Australia
Uk Smith
Parkville, Australia
Amy Fouracre
1878 - 1952
Parkville, Australia
Paterson Fouracre
Parkville, Australia
Uk Fouracre
Parkville, Australia
George Thomas Frederick Beslee
1867 - 1952
Parkville, Australia
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