Tuesday, January 28, 2014

George B. Richmond

George Burr Richmond was born on May 10, 1850 to David C. and Sarah (Burr) Richmond, both natives of Connecticut.  His name is listed in the 1850 Erie County Census.

George's father, David C. Richmond, was a successful farmer in Perkins Township, for many years, and he also served in the State Legislature of Ohio. George worked on the family farm. George B. Richmond died on January 29, 1888, when he was not yet 40 years of age. He was buried in the family lot at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. An obituary for George B. Richmond, which appeared in the January 30, 1888 issue of the Sandusky Register reported that George, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Richmond, had died following a week's illness with pneumonia. The article read, in part, about George, "He was a kind hearted young man, full of energy, and closely identified with his father in the management of the latter's large farm, three miles from this city. He leaves a wife, the daughter of Mrs. I.f. Reynolds, of Berlin Heights, and a son eight years old.....The family will have the sympathy of a wide circle in the affliction that comes to all in turn and spares none."

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