Anderson Richey
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Anderson Hoyt Richey (abt. 1870 - 1931)

Anderson Hoyt (Anderson) Richey
Born about in Abbeville, South Carolina, United Statesmap
Brother of and [private brother (1870s - unknown)]
Husband of — married 1888 in South Carolinamap
Husband of [private wife (1880s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 61 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United Statesmap
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Anderson Hoyt Richey was born in Abbeville, South Carolina and later lived with his wife Rosa and their two children, Anderson and Margarette in Chicago.

Based on the 1920 Census taken January 5, 1920, he was a 48 year old widower who lived at 86 Richey St. in Abbeville, South Carolina, a couple of doors down from his brother Norman and his wife, Emma. He was laborer at an oil mill.

By 1930, Anderson H. Richey had returned to Chicago and had remarried. His wife was Hattie E. according to the 4/11/30 census. By this time, his daughter Margarette Rosa was married and living in Houston; however, Anderson Christopher remains listed as a member of the household. Anderson Hoyt lived in Chicago for 30 years and developed a late career (last 7 yrs. of his life) in real estate. At the time of his death, the family home was at 5006 S. Michigan Ave.

Research Notes

  • There appears to be a discrepancy in the name of Anderson Hoyt Richey's mother. On the one hand, his death certificate indicates Edith Martin as his mother while on the other hand, Marjorie Blount's baby book of 1915 has written Louise Victoria Pickens as his mother.


  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 February 2020), Anderson Richey, Precinct 1 Lake town Chicago city Ward 30, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 890, sheet 9A, family 199, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,281.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 February 2020), Anderson Richey, Abbeville Ward 1, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States; citing ED 3, sheet 3A, line 17, family 45, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1682; FHL microfilm 1,821,682.
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 February 2020), Anderson H Richey, Chicago (Districts 0001-0250), Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 136, sheet 15B, line 72, family 265, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 420; FHL microfilm 2,340,155.

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We know very little about Anderson Hoyt Richey except for the following. We located a slaveowner named J.A. Richey and in fact a street named Richey in Abbeville, South Carolina. However, we have not yet been able to assign this information to Anderson Hoyt Richey. We are more able to believe that the family story of a man waiting for his bride at the train station and being shocked only to find that he was meeting his mother-in-law instead to now have much more validity. Anderson Hoyt Richey was waiting for Rosa Lee coming from South Carolina to her new husband and home in Chicago.
posted 27 Nov 2009 by Bobby Bailey
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It shows on the 1920 Census attached to this Profile that Anderson was a blacksmith. I found a death notice for a blacksmith of the same name, living in the same place (Abbeville) 2 years later, in 1922. Could it be that he died in 1922 instead of 1931? Or perhaps the 1920 Census is for a different Anderson Richey, which is more likely the case.
posted by Morgan Mulligan
edited by Morgan Mulligan
Thank you so much for sharing your finding and we greatly appreciate it. We believe the death notice you found is likely to be for Anderson Richey, father of Anderson Hoyt Richey. Both the death certificate and obituary in his profile reference 1931 as the year of Anderson Hoyt Richey's death. Again, thank you so very much for the new information for the father!
posted by Bobby Bailey

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