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Richard Rickards
Birth: Feb. 5, 1827
Cornwall, England
Death: May 7, 1867
Gold Hill
Storey County
Nevada, USA

Native Of England
Came to the US in 1850 for California Gold rush Never Got Rich So Moved to Gold Hill Nevada To work in Silver & Gold Mines C-1859. Was one of the Founding Member's of the Gold Hill Nevada. Masonic Lodge.
He was dying of Miners Complaint (Stone dust chest) but on May 7th 1867 he was shot during an arument in a local Gold Hill Saloon, Two miners were fighting over a local working girl when one Fred Jarett pulled out a Colt 44 and fired but his aim was off by just a tad and poor Richard who was trying to enjoy a drink was shot through the heart and died on the spot at 40 Years of age. During Fred Jarett's trial for murder a local doctor said that the shooting was accadental and in fact a Mercy Killing for poor Richard as he was dying any way. The Judge changed the carge from murder to man slaughter and Fred got 5 years in the State Pen. instead of getting his neck streched. I hope the working girl was worth it as in the end poor Richard paid the price. (The above story came from the local Gold Hill Daily newspaper.) Richards Grave was Accidentally discovered by his Great X4 Grand Nephew (ME) While searching the Cementery for Civil War Veterans Buried there, As one can guess it was Quite a Shock finding this Long Lost Family Members Grave this way, The Last time Family Heard from Richard was in late 1858, Nice to have you back Uncle Richard.
Photo of my Late Great x3 Grand uncle is Courtesy of the Gold Hill Nevada Masonic Lodge (Now in Virginia City) Who found it in their Records, It appears to have been taken in 1865 as it has a 3 Cent tax stamp on the back and is ink cancled for 7/8/65  
 
Burial:
Gold Hill Cemetery
Gold Hill
Storey County
Nevada, USA
Plot: Plot 71 Masonic section
 
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Record added: Jul 25, 2000
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- Herbert Rickards
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