Biography of Dr. D. Richards
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Richards, D., M. D., born in Skaneateles, Onondaga county, September 16, 1835, is the seventh of thirteen children of Joseph and Selinda (Benjamin) Richards, natives of Otsego county, born in 1801 and 1805 respectively. The grandfather of subject was John Richards, a native of Otsego county, where he died. He was in the War of 1812, and his father was in the Revolutionary and French and Indian Wars. The family is of English descent and date their ancestry back to three brothers who came over in the Mayflower. Joseph Richards was a hatter and spent his life in Onondaga county. He died in 1885 and his wife in 1844. Our subject was educated in the Union school of Marcellus, followed teaching six years and then studied medicine with Dr. Dirnock of Phelps, N. Y., graduating from the Eclectic Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1865. The same year he came to Marion where he has since had a very successful practice. He is a member of Palmyra Lodge No. 294 F. and A. M., and of the A. O. U. W. No. 296 of Marion. Dr. Richards married in 1858 Maria H. Bellows a native of Cortland county, and daughter of Zebulon Bellows, a manufacturer of furniture and pipe organs. He died in Cortland county in 1865. Dr. Richards and wife had one daughter at home, who gradziated from the Syracuse Univeasity in class of 1894. Dr. Richards is a member of the Eclectic Medical Society of New York State.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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