Biography of Wellington R. Richards
Madison County, NY Biographies





Richards, Wellington R. was born in the town of Nelson, August 7, 1855, a son of William and Margaret (Roberts) Richards, who had ten children as follows: Edward (who died in infancy); Nelson E., Wellington R., Edwin W., Newton D., Milton H., W. Lincoln, Everet B., Margaret E., and John G. Mr. Richards's grandfather, Edward Richards, emigrated to Oneida county from Wales in 1840. William and Margaret moved from Oneida county and settled near the eastern Welsh Church about 1854. By occupation he followed farming, and speculated in farm produce, making a specialty of dairy products. He was the owner of seven creameries in Madison county; also interested in commission business with F. W. Moore of Syracuse, and ran a general store at Nelson. Mr. Richards was active in town affairs, being assessor of Nelson many years. Wellington R. Richards was educated in the common schools of the town of Nelson and Cazenovia Seminary. He was associated with his father until his father's death on June 19, 1894. In 1889 he formed a copartnership with his father in general merchandise business at Nelson, which continued until his father's death, since which time he has carried on the business alone. Mr. Richards is the executor of his father's estate, which consists of a large amount of property. Mr. Richards is a member of the Welsh Congregational church, and interested in school and educational work. In his early life when associated with his father, he was his bookkeeper and head manager of his creamery business.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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