Regimental Number: 101298
Branch: 49th Battalion
Richard was born in Tennessee on September 25, 1888. He married Anna Carolina Carlson in Montana in 1909; they had five children. They were living in Alberta at the time of Richard’s enlistment in September of 1915. Richard suffered from gunshot wounds to the back in 1916. He was awarded the Military Medal in February of 1917. It appears that Richard and Anna separated at some point in the early 1920s, as Richard married Effie May Grissom on July 24, 1924 in Iowa. Anna also remarried in 1926. In 1928, Richard, Effie, and their son came to the Beaverlodge area and filed on NE 36-71-11-W6. Richard died in Edmonton on April 6, 1954 (or 1956).
Sources: May 4 1944 p. 1 c. 2; Beaverlodge to the Rockies Supplement p. 203