Biography of Clarence D. Rickard
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Clarence Don Rickard is a veteran of the World War and a representative young business man of Medina, where he is interested in the general insurance business, with offices at 107 South Liberty Street. He was born at Chippewa Lake, Ohio, Feb. 11, 1891, the son of Isaac H. and Caroline (Kennedy) Rickard.

Isaac H. Rickard was born in Bucks County, Pa., Aug. 8, 1850, and was a small child when his parents came to Ohio and settled in Medina County. He became a farmer. He married Miss Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of George and Sarah Kennedy, of Medina. George Kennedy, who died while in service during the Civil War, was a prosperous farmer of Medina County. Seven children were born to Isaac H. and Caroline (Kennedy) Rickard: Inza, married Manley S. Clark, who is principal of schools at Massillon, Ohio; Charles, lives at Chardon, Ohio; Delbert H., who is treasurer of the Henry Furnace & Foundry Company, Cleveland, Ohio; Edith, married Ellis H. Williams, lives at Sterling, Ill.; Howard I., and Stanley B., who live at Medina; and Clarence D., the subject of this sketch.

Clarence D. Rickard attended the public schools of Medina County and after his graduation form Medina High School in 1911 he entered the employ of a furniture and undertaking establishment in Medina. He was associated with that firm until 1918 and at that time volunteered for service in the World War, being sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio. He went to France in June, 1918, and participated in many important battles of the war, including Chatteau Thierry and St. Mihiel. On Oct. 23, 1918, he was severely wounded in action, and was not discharged from the service until April 7, 1920, then being ranked as a casual. Upon his return to Medina, Mr. Rickard spent six years in the employ of the Medina County National Bank, and in 1926 engaged in the insurance business in this city.

Mr. Rickard was married on Feb. 22, 1922, to Miss Ilah Jenne, the daughter of Harvey and Allie Jenne, of Litchfield, Ohio. They have no children.

Mr. Rickard is a Republican, a member of the Congregational Church, and belongs to Medina Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 58; Medina Chapter, R. A. M., No. 30; Wooster Council, No. 30; Akron Commandery, No. 25; Knights of Pythias; and American Legion. He also is a member of the Winyah Club.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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