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James Herman Richey, Sr
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Birth: Sep. 24, 1893
Sulphur Springs
Rusk County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1925
Baylor County
Texas, USA

source: THE EVENING MIRROR, SATURDAY, JULY 11, 1925

"J.H. RICHEY BLOWN TO ATOMS
Former Hillsboro Man Met Instant Death When Nitroglycerin Truck Exploded.

BODY BEING BROUGHT HERE FOR BURIAL
And Funeral Will Take Place From the Residence of His Brother.

Hillsboro was shocked Saturday to learn of the tragic death Friday of J.H. Richey of Wichita Falls, former citizen, of Hillsboro, and whose father, brothers, and sisters live here. Immediately on receipt of the news his father, W.A. Richey, and brother, W.J. Richey. left for Wichita Falls, and on their return announced that the body would be brought here for burial. The remains will reach this city at 10:25 tonight and will be received by Marshall & Marshall and carried to the home of his brother, W.J. Richey, 942 East Franklin Street, where funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 Sunday morning by Rev. W.Y. Pond. Interment will be at Ridge Park Cemetery with the Hillsboro Odd Fellows lodge in charge of the burial services.

There were no eyewitnesses to the accident, but the story so far as obtainable is that Mr. Richey, who was a truck driver in the employ of the Mendenhall Torpedo Company, had been to Olney to shoot a well and was returning to his home at Wichita Falls when nitroglycerin of the truck exploded.

Mr. Richey was born at Sulphur Springs in Rusk County September 24, 1893, moved with his parents to Jacksonville, and later to Burkburnett, coming to Hillsboro in 1924 and being associated with his father, W.A. Richey, in the conduct of a filling station. He moved to Wichita Falls in February of the present year. He was married to Miss Ethel PACE of Lexington, Texas, in 1916, who with two sons, Deward Martin and James Adail survive. Other survivors are his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. W.A. Richey, three brothers, W.J., R.A. and George Richey, two sisters, Miss Julia Richey and Mrs. Marie Anderson all of Hillsboro.

Deceased made a profession of religion and united with the Baptist Church twelve years ago, and was a most excellent christian man, enjoying the respect and esteem of all who knew him. The entire citizenship of Hillsboro will join with the Mirror in sympathy to the bereaved family.
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Notice to Odd Fellows:
All members of Hillsboro Lodge No. 292 I.O.O.F. are requested to meet at the hall at 9 o'clock tomorrow, Sunday morning for the purpose of attending in a body the funeral of one deceased brother, James H. Richey.

JOHN GARNER, N.O.
BERT CORRIDON, Secretary. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Adial Richey (1862 - 1931)
  Sallie B. Roberts Richey (1869 - 1964)
 
 Spouse:
  Ethel May Pace Stephenson (1898 - 1966)*
 
 Children:
  Deward Martin Richey (1921 - 1990)*
  James Herman Richey (1924 - 1997)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Jourdan Richey (1891 - 1947)*
  James Herman Richey (1893 - 1925)
  Robert Allen Richey (1897 - 1954)*
  Julia Gertrude Richey Moore (1904 - 1996)*
  Laura Marie Richey Robbins (1907 - 2001)*
  George Deward Richey (1910 - 1988)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Greater love hath no man that he lay down his life for his friend
 
Note: Two mistakes noted in article. Son James Adail is James Herman Richey, Jr. and James Herman Richey married Ethel Mae PACE in Livingston, Polk Co., TX not, Lexington, TX.
 
Burial:
Ridge Park Cemetery
Hillsboro
Hill County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 6
 
Maintained by: Connie WEEAKS Pace
Originally Created by: Maggie
Record added: Oct 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15998567
James Herman Richey, Sr
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