Mignon (Barker) Richmond

Mignon (Barker) Richmond (1897 - 1984)

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Mignon Richmond formerly Barker aka Smith
Born in Utahmap
Wife of — married in Salt Lake City, Utah, United Statesmap
Wife of — married in Salt Lake City, Utah, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States of Americamap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Jul 2011
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Categories: US Civil Rights Activists | African-American Project | African-American History.



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Biography

Mignon Barker[1] was a community leader and civil rights activist in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born on April 1, 1897, in Salt Lake City, the child of William Barker and Mary Regan[2]. She first married Charles Smith, June 3rd, 1925[3], they had no children. She then married Thomas White Richmond[4], December 5th, 1933. [5]She died on March 10, 1984[6] , in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 86, and was buried there[7].


Notes

Utah State history has a dedicated space to tell the story of Mignon Richmond's legacy through photographs, artifacts.https://heritage.utah.gov/history/mignon-richmond


"The 1920s — Mignon Barker Richmond. As the first Black woman to graduate from a Utah college, Richmond holds obvious distinction, but she left the school to pursue a professional career and extensive civic and religious accomplishments. She received a degree in textiles and clothing in 1921 and immediately began teaching her craft at the University of Utah. She also began a life-long association with the Young Women’s Christian Association. After the Second World War she returned to full-time work while maintaining community and civic involvements — she served as vice president and later president of the Salt Lake Chapter of the NAACP. She accepted membership on the boards of the Utah Community Service Council and on the Women’s Legislative Council, where she was instrumental in formulating anti-poverty legislation."[1]

Sources

  1. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMRL-CVT : accessed 27 April 2017), Minion Barker in household of William Barker, Precinct 25 Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake, Utah, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 26, sheet 7B, family 150, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,684.
  2. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8PB-N25 : accessed 27 April 2017), Mimon Barker in household of William Barker, Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake, Utah, United States; citing ED 117, sheet 9A, line 12, family 175, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1866; FHL microfilm 1,821,866.
  3. "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KSPS-M91 : 25 January 2016), Charles Francis Smith and Mignon Barker, 1925.
  4. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VT4F-FBN : accessed 27 April 2017), Mignon Richmond in household of Thomas Richmond, Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City Precinct, Salt Lake, Utah, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 30-32, sheet 4B, line 59, family 94, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4223. Less
  5. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M5XQ-RC6 : accessed 27 April 2017), Mingon Barker in household of Wm M Barker, Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake, Utah, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 110, sheet 13B, family 252, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1606; FHL microfilm 1,375,619.
  6. "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JL1L-RPP : accessed 13 December 2015), Mignon Richmond, Mar 1984; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  7. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVVH-V3JR : accessed 13 December 2015), Mignon B Richmond, 1984; Burial, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States of America, Mount Olivet Cemetery; citing record ID 166159, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.


Acknowledgements

  • WikiTree profile Barker-1376 created through the import of Honoring My Ancestors.ged on Jul 27, 2011 by Elisa Mayfield. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Elisa and others.


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Mignon Richmomd and other USUMembers of the Turnverein group,
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Mignon Richmond- A Life Full Of Service
Mignon Richmond- A Life Full Of Service

MIGNON RICHMOND PARK
MIGNON RICHMOND PARK

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On 30 Dec 2015 at 00:48 GMT Elisa Mayfield wrote:

MIGNON RICHMOND PARK

Sixth South, 4th to 5th East Streets

“Mignon” means “little flower of Africa”

At the northwest corner of the Mignon Richmond Park is a memorial stone inscribed with a profile biography of Mignon Richmond.

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