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Ida May Brown Rickard
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Birth: Feb. 9, 1884
Huntington County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 1960
Marion County
Oregon, USA

Her mother passed away when she was two years old. Her father remarried in 1889 and she was raised with her two sisters by her father and stepmother. Ida passed down stories to her children that her stepmother was very cruel and that she had a strict upbringing.

On July 16, 1906 in Miami County, Indiana she married Herman Ross Taylor, a recent young widower still in morning over the loss of his first wife. They were divorced by November 1906 - when and where has yet to be determined. Of this short marriage she had once remarked to her daughter Nada "never marry a man because you feel sorry for him."

She was spotted walking down a street in Kokomo, Indiana by Earl Rickard not long after with a red ribbon in her hair. As told by Nada, it was love at first sight for Earl, the "most beautiful woman he had ever seen." They were married March 31, 1907 in Howard County, Indiana.

Ida's father passed away in 1909 just days before she gave birth to her second son Carol. In 1911 Earl and Ida moved their small family to Oregon. They remained in Oregon until 1915, returning to Kokomo until 1921 when they once again set out for Oregon, that time to stay permanently.

Ida was a devout Christian and had a kind, loving demeanor. She never owned much in material wealth - her focus was the wellbeing of her husband and eight children. Ida left a fantastic treasure for her descendants in that she kept daily diaries at least from 1936 until her passing. Through them a glimpse of Ida's life and world view can be read.

Ida passed away at the home of her daughter Mary. She was survived by all eight of her children as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Written by her great grandson, Find-a-Grave Contributor #41712388, revised 02/09/2013. 
Family links: 
  James Fernando Brown (1858 - 1909)
  Elizabeth Ira Bell Geeting Brown (1860 - 1886)
  Earl Everett Rickard (1885 - 1947)*
  James Arsemus Rickard (1908 - 2004)*
  Carroll Lavaughn Rickard (1909 - 1988)*
  Margaret Melvina Rickard Hensley (1911 - 1999)*
  Paul Donald Rickard (1914 - 1996)*
  Mary Helen Rickard Newman (1918 - 1996)*
  Nada Opal Rickard Lewallen (1920 - 2009)*
  David Lewis Rickard (1921 - 2005)*
  Bernice Mae Rickard Baker (1925 - 1976)*
  Minnie Gertrude Brown Lanterman (1882 - 1977)*
  Ida May Brown Rickard (1884 - 1960)
  Rosie Bell Brown Miller (1886 - 1967)*
*Calculated relationship
City View Cemetery
Marion County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Section W/L
Maintained by: In Remembrance
Originally Created by: Patty C
Record added: Jan 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64202412
Ida May <i>Brown</i> Rickard
Added by: Patty C
Ida May <i>Brown</i> Rickard
Added by: In Remembrance
Ida May <i>Brown</i> Rickard
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