Richard E. Byrd, Sr.

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Richard Evelyn Byrd, Sr.

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Birthplace: Analin, Travis County, TX, USA
Death: Died in Richmond, VA, USA
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Son of Col. William Byrd and Jennie Merriweather Byrd
Husband of Eleanor [Emily] Bolling Byrd
Father of Harry F. Byrd, Sr., US Senator; Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd, Jr., Polar Explorer and Thomas Bolling Byrd
Brother of Mary Armistead Byrd

Occupation: apple grower in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and publisher of the Winchester Star newspaper
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About Richard E. Byrd, Sr.

Richard Evelyn Byrd, Sr., was the son of William Byrd and Jennie Rivers Byrd. He was an apple grower in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. He was also publisher of the Winchester Star newspaper and Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Richard Evelyn Byrd, Sr. (1860–1925) was a Virginia politician. He represented Winchester in the Virginia House of Delegates, and served as that body's Speaker from 1908 until 1914. One of his sons, Richard, became famous as a naval aviator who led an expedition to the South Pole; another, Harry, would serve as Governor of Virginia and in the United States Senate.

He was the son of Jennie (Rivers) and William Byrd.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Evelyn_Byrd,_Sr.

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Birth: Aug. 13, 1860 Austin Travis County Texas, USA Death: Oct. 23, 1925 Richmond Richmond City Virginia, USA

Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates; son of William Byrd and Jennie Rivers Byrd.


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Parents:
 William Byrd (1828 - 1898)
 Jennie Rivers Byrd (1840 - 1930)

Spouse:
 Eleanor Bolling Flood Byrd (1864 - 1957)*

Children:
 Harry F. Byrd (1887 - 1966)*
 Richard Evelyn Byrd (1888 - 1957)*
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Burial: Mount Hebron Cemetery Winchester Winchester City Virginia, USA


Created by: Garver Graver Record added: Apr 05, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 18776924

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Richard E. Byrd, Sr.'s Timeline

1860
August 13, 1860
Analin, Travis County, TX, USA
1887
June 1, 1887
Age 26
Martinsburg, Berkley Co., West Virginia, USA
1888
October 25, 1888
Age 28
Winchester, VA, USA
1890
September 4, 1890
Age 30
Winchester, VA, USA
1925
October 23, 1925
Age 65
Richmond, VA, USA