|Birth: ||Nov. 20, 1879|
Richard was born in Greenbush, MA, a son of Elijah T. and Ann R. Clapp, and part of the Clapp line who had lived and owned businesses in Greenbush for several generations.
Dick was born in Greenbush, MA, a hamlet of Scituate in Plymouth Co. He recieved his early education in Scituate schools, and at an early age assisted his father with the running of the grist mill and the blacksmith shop across from Greenbush Pond. Dick went on to become a 1904 graduate of Boston University Law School.
On 12/28/1916 in Hingham he married Mary Edith "May" (Walling). They resided in Greenbush and raised two children there.
Dick was an avid gunner with his brothers and friends. He and two of his brothers narrowly escaped death having been swept away on the North River in the Great Storm of 1898, but each able to jump ashore on a bank in Marshfield. Others were not as fortunate.
His 'passion' was cranberry farming, as he purchased part of the Henry Northey cranberry bog on Old Oaken Bucket Road, (the portion which May's father had developed years before), along with another bog he created behind their property on Country Way in Greenbush, which backed up to Tack Factory Pond.
He inherited from his father what was known as the Calvin Jenkins house, the Dutch Colonial located at the foot of Stockbridge Road in Greenbush. Historically, it had been the birth place of anti-slavery martyr Charles Turner Torrey. Having learned the carpentry trade from his father who had built many of the family homes in Greenbush, Dick renovated the home and they resided there many years before moving across the street to another house his father had built.
Richard and May had two children, both born in Greenbush: Dorothy Ann Clapp, born 1918, and seventeen years later, Richard Walling Clapp, b.1935.
Richard died at their home on Country Way; May remained there until her own health failed, then lived with her daughter Dorothy and family, across from the cranberry bog on Old Oaken Bucket Road, until her death.
(Bio information by Annette Langley Markward, granddaughter of May (Walling) and Richard Clapp.)
Elijah Thomas Clapp (1826 - 1904)
Ann Rosina Clapp Clapp (1842 - 1920)
Mary Edith Walling Clapp (1895 - 1961)*
Elijah Thomas Clapp (1866 - 1936)*
Helen Augustus Clapp Rogers (1868 - 1936)*
Richard Clapp (1879 - 1950)
Freddie Clapp (1883 - 1892)*
Created by: sleuth2
Record added: Aug 19, 2013
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