Wednesday, May 18, 2011

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 153: Thomas Richmond Family in Massachusetts

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be Wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here is a photograph from the Seaver/Carringer family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:

This picture is the Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) family taken in Clinton, Massachusetts in about 1895.  Thomas and Julia (White) Richmond are my great-grandparents.  The persons in the picture are:

*  In the back row, from left to right: Edwin Thomas Richmond (1883-1935), Charles Percival Richmond (1880-1910), Grace L. Richmond (1876-1963), Emily White Richmond (1879-1966) and Everett Glens Richmond (1875-1917)
*  In the front row: Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962), Julia (White) Richmond (1848-1913), Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) and Anne Frances Richmond (1869-1939)
*  Seated in front: James Henry Richmond (1885-1913)
*  I don't know gthe name of the family cat lounging in front of James.

All of the children living in 1895 are shown in this photograph.  The first son of Thomas and Julia Richmond was Frederic J. Richmond (1870-1875).

This photograph has hung in the hallways of the Seaver and Richmond homes forever, it seems.  Every grandchild of Thomas and Julia (White) Richmond had a framed photograph with the names on the back of the photo backing. 

The four sons shown had relatively short lifespans - 52, 30, 42 and 28 years.  I wonder if there was some genetic problem passed through the Y-chromosome in this family line, or if it was just happenstance or environmental factors.  The father, Thomas, died at age 69.

The four daughters had relatively long lives - 70, 87, 87 and 80 years.

My grandmother is Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962), who married Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) in 1900.

The Surname Saturday - RICHMAN/RICHMOND post has the ancestry of Thomas Richman/Richmond. I welcome contact from any Richmond cousin from this family line - email me at

1 comment:

James said...

i always wished that we knew more about our ancestors pets! if only they'd been baptised and married - then we'd know more!