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Earl Sanford Richards - 1895 - 1954

Earl Sanford Richards Beside His Car in Weatherford, TexasEarl Sanford Richards
1895 - 1954

Earl Sanford Richards Obituary Newspaper Clipping

WEATHERFORD, April 5 (Spl) - Earl S. Richards, 58, a custodian in the Weatherford public schools, died early Monday in a hospital after several months' illness.

Richards was born in Shelby County but had lived in Parker County 45 years.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Eugene Richards of Weatherford; a daughter, Mrs. Guy Marshall of Weatherford; two brothers, Ross Richards of Wink and Bob Richards of Lockney; five sisters, Mrs. Kate Chambers, Mrs. Louise Proffitt and Mrs. Sadie Cronin and Misses Belle and Dewey Richards of Weatherford.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Cotton-Bratton Chapel. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery north of Weatherford.
Earl Sanford Richards Obituary
(Newspaper clipping of obit given to Judy Richards Shubert in April 2006 by Verdell Haws, husband of the late Mary Ella Richards Haws.)

Direct Descendants from James Richards to Earl Sanford Richards

1 James Richards b: in Wales, Great Britain
.. +Biddy Cunningham b: in Ireland
........ 2 Charles Harrison Richards b: Feb 29, 1780 in Blount Springs, Alabama d: Apr 04, 1839 in San Augustine Co., Texas
............ +Mary Elizabeth Polly Sapp b: Jul 30, 1797 in Atlanta, Jefferson or Richmond Co., Georgia d: Oct 10, 1879 in Buena Vista, Shelby Co., Texas
................... 3 John S. Richards b: Feb 19, 1819 in Blount Springs, Blount Co., Alabama d: Oct 06, 1875 in Shelby Co., Texas
....................... +Carolyn G. Conway b: Apr 26, 1829 in Tennessee d: Aft. 1910 in Shelby Co., Texas
............................. 4 Joshua Hooper Richards b: Apr 21, 1861 in Shelby Co., Texas d: Feb 25, 1939 in Weatherford, Parker Co., Texas
................................. +Mary Elizabeth Saphrona Arbella Saria Conway b: Mar 29, 1866 in Texas d: Dec 01, 1939 in Weatherford, Parker Co, Texas
........................................ 5 Earl Sanford Richards b: August 23, 1895 in Timpson, Shelby Co., Texas d: April 5, 1954 in Weatherford, Parker Co., Texas

Earl Sanford Richards was my granduncle, brother to my grandfather, John Robert "Bob" Richards.

Photograph provided by Debbie Lovelace, granddaughter of Earl Sanford Richards and Ida Mae Martin Richards.


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