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Marriage: Children:
  1. Gertrude Almeda Richards: Birth: 19 FEB 1896 in Calumet, Houghton Cty., MI. Death: FEB 1986 in Westland, Wayne Co., MI

  2. Ruth Mable Richards: Birth: 26 JAN 1898 in Calumet, Houghton Cty., MI. Death: JAN 1985 in Calumet, Houghton Co., MI

  3. William Lawton Richards: Birth: 10 DEC 1899 in Calumet, Houghton Cty., MI. Death: JUN 1962 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI

  4. Emma "Tootsie" Almina Richards: Birth: 12 FEB 1901 in Calumet, Houghton Co., MI. Death: 11 AUG 1986 in Sheboygan, Sheboygan Co., WI

  5. Dorothy Norma Richards: Birth: 3 MAY 1903 in Calumet, Houghton Cty., MI. Death: 19 JUL 1962 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI

  6. Stanley Richards: Birth: 27 AUG 1905 in Calumet, Houghton Cty., MI. Death: 6 DEC 1972 in Laurium, Houghton Cty., MI

  7. Irwin Richards: Birth: 27 AUG 1905 in Calumet, Houghton Cty., MI. Death: 1905 in Calumet, Houghton Cty., MI

  8. George Gordon Richards: Birth: 25 NOV 1908 in Calumet, Houghton Cty., MI. Death: 1993 in Detroit, Wayne Cty., MI

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  11. Richard Povey Richards: Birth: 28 JAN 1915 in Calumet, Houghton Cty., MI. Death: 1933 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI

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Sources
1. Title:   Houghton County, MI, Vital Records
2. Title:   Daily Mining Gazette, Houghton, MI, Obituary

Notes
a. Note:   This obituary appeared in the Daily Mining Gazette, Houghton, at the time of Uncle Dick's death:
  "Richard S. Richards, 79, a well known Blue Jacket (Note: a part of Calumet) resident , passed away at his home, 790 Elm Street Wednesday morning following a lengthy illness.
 He was born in Quincy Mine on August 12, 1873, and moved to Calumet in 1898, making his home here since. He was employed by the Quincy Mining Co. for 10 years and the Calumet & Hecla for 38 years until his retirement in 1936.
 He is survived by his widow; seven daughters, Mrs. Roy Buddell, Mrs. Arthur Hypio, and Mrs. Richard Silban of Detroit; Mrs. Holmer Story of St. Ignace; Mrs. John Goraczniak and Mrs. Socrates Antioho of Calumet; five sons, William, Richard, and Gordon of Detroit; Judson of Adrian (Mich); and Stanley of Calumet; 36 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edwin S. of Hancock and William of Zion, Ill.
  The body is at the Erickson Funeral Home from where funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Joseph D. Ryan will officiate. The remains will be placed in the Lake View receiving vault."
  Wow! 12 children, 36 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren! Besides that, Uncle Dick was an avid collector of American stamps and especially of first-day covers, including every first airmail flight of the 1920's, 30's, & 40's. His collection must have been very valuable, but I don't know what happened to it.
  He was an underground miner for many years, but after a series of severe injuries, especially one to his back, he was given a job working above ground at the C&H mines. While inside a large boiler cleaning it out, someone hit the boilder with a large or sledge hammer. The blow broke both of his eardrums and he was almost stone deaf for the rest of his life. Even a hearing aid did not help much. He was such a nice man and just loved to show me his stamp collection when I was a kid.
  The 1897-98 City Directory shows Richard S. Richards as a "timberman" for Calumet & Hecla Mining Co. and resideing at 3928 Temple.


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