Monday, October 26, 2015

Sarah A. (Sims) Rickard

© Kathy Duncan, 2015

Sarah A. Sims, daughter of John and Lucinda (Duff) Sims,  married Henry Washington Rickard.

Death Record of Henry Washington Rickard:


Mr. Henry Washington Rickard, an old settler of Sangamon county, and a highly esteemed citizen, died at 5 o'clock yesterday morning of typhoid fever, aged 61 years. Mr Rickard was born in Fauquier county, Va., Jan. 1, 1830, and was one of a family of ten children. He came to Sangamon county with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rickard, in the fall of 1830. They settled on the homestead, three miles west of the city, and he has ever since resided there. He was married April 4, 1852, in this county to Miss Sarah A. Sims, daughter of John Sims, now deceased. She died Dec. 21, 1864, and on June 7, 1866, Mr. Rickard was again married to Miss Henrietta M. Earnest, who, with eight children, survive him. The children are Frank Irving, George and Miles Rickard, and Mrs. Minnie Gray, all residing in Kansas; Mrs. Lizzie French, residing in this city, and Thomas E. Rickard and Miss Catherine J. Rickard, both residing on the homestead.
The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the family residence.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Register; Springfield, IL; Sun. 9 Aug. 1891]

RICKARD-Died, Aug. 8, at his residence, four miles northwest of this city, of typhoid fever, after an illness of a month, Henry Washington Rickard, aged 61 years.
Mr. Rickard was born in Fauquier County, Virginia, Jan. 1, 1830, and was the youngest of ten children. When Henry was but one year old his parents moved to Sangamon County, and in the spring of 1831 settled on the farm where the deceased has lived ever since. He was married April 4, 1852, to Miss Sarah A. Sims of this county, by whom he had seven children, one of whom died in infancy. Mrs. Rickard died Dec. 21, 1864, and June 7, 1866, Mr. Rickard was married to Miss Henrietta M. Earnest, who survives him. He also leaves to mourn his demise eight grown children, as follows: Mrs. Lizzie M. French of this city, Mrs. Minnie Gray of Lyons, Kas., L. Rickard of St. Libory, Neb. Miles Rickard and Irwin Rickard of Lyons, Kas., and George, Thomas E. and Kate Rickard, who reside at home. Mr. Rickard was a thorough Christian and was highly respected by all who knew him.
The funeral will take place from the late residence at 2 p.m. today,
[Source: Daily Illinois State Journal; Springfield, IL; Sun. 9 Aug 1891]

Children of Sarah A. (Sims) and Henry Washington Rickard:

Elizabeth (Rickard) French:

French Funeral To Be Held
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth L. French, widow of Isaac French who died early yesterday morning, will be held at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Russell M. James, 1416 South Fifth street. Rev. W.R. Cremeans, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church, will officiate. Interment will be made in Oak Ridge cemetery.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Journal; Springfield, IL; Sat. 1 Sept 1928]

E.T. Rickard:

E.T. Rickard, 74, of Champaign, Dies
E.T. Rickard, 74, of Champaign died Wednesday at his residence in Champaign. He was born three miles west of Springfield.
He is survived by his wife, May; one daughter, Mrs. J.T. Taylor, of Roscoe, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Louis E. Wood, of city, and one brother, L.F. Rickard of Nelson, Neb.
Funeral services will be held his morning in Champaign.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Journal; Springfield, IL; Sat. 9 Aug 1947]

Louis Franklin Rickard:

Louis Franklin Rickard was born at Springfield, Illinois, October 13, 1856, the son of Henry Washington Rickard and Sarah Ann (Sims) Rickard. His father, who was a farmer, was born in Farquar County, Virginia, January 1, 1830, and died at Springfield, August 1, 1891. He was a pioneer in Nebraska, and his father was one of the early settlers of Illinois where he moved in 1831, by the covered wagon route. The grandfather of Louis F. Rickard, John Sims, built the first house in Springfield, Illinois, in 1818, and was an intimate friend of Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Lincoln made his home with members of the Rickard family and at one time proposed marriage to Sarah Rickard, an aunt of Louis F. Rickard.
Louis F. Rickard has been engaged in the hardware business at Nelson, Nebraska, for many years, and has been active in civic affairs there. He is affiliated with the Republican party, holds membership in the Presbyterian Church, and is a member of The Nebraskana Society.
On January. 13, 1881, he was married to Carrie B. Brown at Farmingdale, Illinois. Mrs. Rickard, whose ancestry was English, was born at Farmingdale, May 4, 1862, daughter of J. J. and Emily (Ralston) Brown, and died at Nelson, June 23, 1924. Their children are: Louis Peyton, born January 9, 1882, who married Adelaide Irvin; and Cyrus Dale, born June 24, 1884. Both sons are connected with the Rickard Hardware Company at Nelson. Residence: Nelson.
[Source: Nebraskana, 1932]

L.F. Rickard Obituary:
L.F. Rickard, 95, formerly of Springfield, died yesterday in Nelson, Neb.
Mr. Rickard was born in 1856, four miles west of Springfield, on the old Jacksonville Road. He was the son of Henry W. Rickard and Sarah Anne Sims Rickard, whose father came to Illinois in 1830 and settled on a homestead in a log cabin.
Mr. Rickard attended the old Crack Neck school and the old Fourth ward (Trapp) school. After completing his education he went overland in a wagon drawn by a team of horses to Rice, county, Kansas, where he was engaged in the hardware business for more than 50 years. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Miss Carrie Brown, daughter of Jacob Brown, one of the first settlers near Farmingdale.
Surviving are two sons, Peyton and Dale, and several grandsons, all of Nelson, Neb.; one sister, Mrs. Lewis E. Wood, and two nieces, Mrs. Russell James and Mrs. Susan F. Creech, all of Springfield.
Burial will be tomorrow in Nelson, Neb.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Journal; Springfield, IL; Sun. 3 Feb. 1952]

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