Richman Family

Leon Sinfield Richman

Leon Sinfield Richman

Leon Sinfield Richman

Overview

Leon Sinfield Richman and Boston Obray Thomas had 3 children: Reta Richman, Lynn Thomas Richman, and an unnamed baby who lived only a few hours.

  • Born May 10, 1897 in Paradise, Utah.
  • Leon was drafted into the service during World War I. He went to Fort Lewis Washington, for training, but the war ended before he had to go into active duty.
  • Leon married Boston Obray Thomas on October 15, 1919. Leon's brother George married Boston's sister Estella Thomas. Boston and Estella are daughters of John Edward Thomas & Annie Shelton Obray.
  • He owned 10 acres of ground in Paradise and grew sugar beets. He was a hard worker. He was short, about 5' 3," and his hair was a light red. He had a good tenor voice and sang in quartets at funerals. He also played the banjo, drums, and a mandolin with a small band most Saturday nights. He was quiet spoken and his daughter said she never heard him say anything bad about anyone.
  • In about 1930, Leon bought a truck and hauled potatos and wheat in Idaho. They sold their home in Paradise and moved to St. Anthony, Idaho. When the depression hit, he lost his truck and took whatever jobs he could--shoeing horses or working in the fields.
  • Leon died on July 14, 1933 at age 36 in an accident while on the way to work in the fields south of Rexburg. He was standing with other men in the back of a truck when the truck rolled over in a barrow pit. He died later that afternoon in the hospital.
  • The family then lived with Boston's parents, John Edward Thomas & Annie Shelton Obray, until the next spring, when Boston bought a house in Brigham City.

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Photos

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Leon Sinfield Richman

Leon Sinfield Richman before entering the service and before marriage. 1916 or 1917. Alternate photo of the same pose. Black-and-white scan.

Russell Oldham and Leon Sinfield Richman

Leon with Russell Oldham at about age 18.

Leon Sinfield Richman and Cliff Staker

Leon with Cliff Steaker

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Leon with his cousin (maybe Ethel?). (black-and-white scan of this photo)

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Leon in the service in World War I

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Leon Sinfield Richman in World War I, 1918, at Camp Lewis Washington

Leon Sinfield Richman in World War I, 1918, at Camp Lewis Washington

Leon Sinfield Richman in World War I, 1918, at Camp Lewis Washington

Leon Sinfield Richman in World War I, 1918, at Camp Lewis Washington

Leon Sinfield Richman in WWI

Leon in WWI; Leon is far right

Leon in WWI in a foxhole

Leon in WWI in a foxhole

Leon in WWI

Leon in WWI; Leon is far right

Leon in WWI

Leon in WWI

Leon in the field in WWI

Leon in the field in WWI

Leon in WWI

Leon in WWI

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Leon in World War I, back row 2nd from right

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Leon Sinfield Richman in World War I

Leon in WWI

Leon Sinfield Richman in World War I

Nate Thomas & Leon Sinfield Richman

Nate Thomas and Leon Sinfield Richman

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Leon Sinfield Richman

Lynn Richman and Leon Richman, Feb 14, 1929

Lynn Richman and Leon Richman, Feb 14, 1929

Lynn Richman and Leon Richman

Leon Richman holding Lynn Richman

Leon Sinfield Richman holding Joan and Verda

Leon Sinfield Richman holding Joan and Verda

Boston, Reta, and Leon

Left to right: Edna (seated), Stell, George Richman (suspenders), Annie Obray Thomas, Nate (crouching), Martha (girl), Matt, Marie, Boston, Leon, Reta (girl). See back of picture.

Leon Sinfield Richman's razor

Leon Sinfield Richman's razor. (See additional photos 1 and 2.)

Leon Sinfield Richman's pocket set of scriptures he used in the war

Leon Sinfield Richman's pocket set of scriptures he used in the war. They were given to him by his mother, then passed along to Lynn Richman to use. (See additional photos 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.)

Headstone of Leon Sinfield Richman and Boston Obary Thomas

Headstone of Leon Sinfield Richman and Boston Obary Thomas on Memorial Day

 

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Leon Sinfield RichmanLeon Sinfield Richman and Boston Thomas Richman are the parents of Lynn Thomas Richman





Lynn Thomas RichmanLynn Thomas Richman and Kathryn Joyce Seely are Larry Leon Richman's parents





Larry Leon RichmanLarry Leon Richman is the son of Kathryn Joyce Seely and Lynn Thomas Richman






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