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Rev Gabriel Jacques Richard

Rev Gabriel Jacques Richard

Birth
Saintes, Departement de la Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death 13 Sep 1832 (aged 64)
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 2263 · View Source
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Religious and Civic leader, congressman and early builder of Detroit, Michigan - Gabriel Richard was a prominent religious figure in Detroit. He is often called the second founder of the city. He was co-founder of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1817. He served as a territorial delegate to Congress, printed the first newspaper in Michigan, "The Observer". He died of cholera, one of the last victims of an epidemic that ravaged Detroit, ministering to the sick in 1837.

Bio by: Paul S.


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2263
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Gabriel Jacques Richard (15 Oct 1767–13 Sep 1832), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2263, citing Saint Annes Church Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .