Richard Skelton
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Richard Skelton

Richard B. Skelton aka Eheart
Born 1910s.
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Father of [private daughter (1940s - unknown)] and
Died 1990s.
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Richard "Red" Skelton was born July 18, 1913, in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana.[1] According to his biographer, his birth record in Indiana lists his name as "Richard Bernard Eheart," with "Eheart" being a surname his father sometimes used.[2]

He married Edna Stillwell June 1, 1932, in Jackson County, Missouri.[3]

He married Georgia Maureen Davis on March 9, 1945, in Beverly Hills, California. They divorced in November 1971.[4]

He married Lothian Toland October 8, 1973, in San Francisco, California.[5]

Skelton passed away September 17, 1997, in Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, California.[6]


  1. Works Progress Administration. Index to Birth Records. Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.
  2. Hyatt, Wesley (2004). A Critical History of Television's The Red Skelton Show, 1951–1971. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-1732-2. p. 6.
  3. Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.
  4. "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2017), Richard Red Skelton and Georgia Maureen Davis, 09 Mar 1945; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,135,953.
  5. State of California. California Marriage Index, 1960-1985. Microfiche. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.
  6. State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.

See also:

  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 7 August 2018), Richard Bernard Red Skelton, Tennessee, United States, 18 Sep 1997; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, ( : 2014); citing Chattanooga Times Free Press, born-digital text.

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Red was my 4th cousin 3 times removed  :)
Thanks, Matt - I've added their children. I assume Valentina is still living - I see she attended the opening of the Skelton museum in Vincennes last year.
posted by Karen Lowe
Richard had two children a daughter born 1947 and a son Richard Freeman born 1948 and passed away 1958
posted by Matt Pryber

Richard is 21 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 18 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.