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 Lorenzo Sibert Richey

Lorenzo Sibert Richey

Birth
Grove Oak, DeKalb County, Alabama, USA
Death 6 Mar 1951 (aged 67)
Fort Payne, DeKalb County, Alabama, USA
Burial DeKalb County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 62712868 · View Source
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Sibert Richey was born and raised on a farm near Grove Oak, Alabama. He was one of four children born to Doctor Thompson Richey and Mary Jane Lackey Richey. As a young man, he traveled to Birmingham, Alabama and entered into business with B. O. Williams, who later became his bother-in-law. They started a small pharmacy/soda fountain business in the Irondale neighborhood. This business was very successful and they later expanded it to four other stores in the Birmingham area. His first wife Wilhemina Williams Richey died of TB during the great TB epidemic of 1910. He later married Martha Elizabeth Broadhurst and they had three children before the death of their first child. The air in Birmingham was polluted from the steel-making industry at that time and they attribute the child’s death to this fact. They decided to move back to Sand Mountain where the air was clearer to raise their family. They purchased a small farm on the brow of Sand Mountain near Fort Payne and made the move in a T-Model Ford in 1918. Sibert ran the farm and worked at public works jobs during the off-season to support his growing family. He was an early member of Miller’s Chapel Methodist church and served as its Superintendent of Sunday School for many years.



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  • Maintained by: Franklin Richey
  • Originally Created by: B
  • Added: 8 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62712868
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lorenzo Sibert Richey (20 Jun 1883–6 Mar 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62712868, citing Miller Chapel Methodist Cemetery, DeKalb County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Franklin Richey (contributor 48289869) .