Tombstone Tuesday – Edith and William Richmond

Photo: Headstone of Edith Richmond (1902-2004) and William H Richmond (1899-1986),  Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Digital image. Privately held by Terri O’Connell, Illinois. ©2010.


William Hunter Richmond was the first child of John E Richmond and Nettie A Warden, he was born 14 Aug 1899 in Stanford, Raleigh, WV. He was 1 of 9 children. 

Edith Richmond was born Edith Merrill Walker was the child of James E Walker and Melvina Rollins. At this point I have no further information on the Walker family. 

William and Edith married 30 Mar 1922 in Raleigh County, WV. They had 5 children together. William H Jr, Reba, Maxine, Jean and James. In the 1950’s William and Edith relocated from WV to IL and stayed there until the death of William Sr in 1986. Edith moved to VA with her daughter in the 1990’s and returned to Chicago upon her death. Both rest peacefully at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago, IL.


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