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Notes for Alfred Richmond Means


Alfred Richmond Means was born at Milford, Massachusetts May 3, 1845, died at Pawtucket, Rhode Island, February 12, 1890. Son of Joseph and Lydia Chase Means. His parents moved to Pawtucket when he was quite young and there his education was obtained, in the public schools. Although very young when the Civil War broke out, he managed to enlist before it closed and made an honotable record as a private soldier of the Third Regiment, Rhode Island Heavy Artillery. He was honorable discharged from the service because of sickness and returned to Pawtucket, learning the trade and becoming an expert wood turner.

From Civil War injuries, he was forced to retire early, about 16 years before his death, at the age of 45. He was a member of Blue Post, Grand Army of the Republic.
He married May 14, 1870 to Sarah Elizabeth Bagley, daughter of George W. and Sarah Massey Bagley, who survives him, a resident of Pawtucket, her home at No. 22 West Avenue. Children of Alfred R. and Sarah E. Means: Sadie Abby; Inez C., who married Harry Herbert, of Pawtucket, and has two children: Doris Frances and Alfred Edgar Herbert; Ida B. Means; Eliza A., deceased wife of George R. Whitman, of Pawtucket.
1880 Census Place: Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Source: FHL Film 1254523 National Archives Film T9-0523 Page 177B
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Alfred R. MEANS Self M M W 35 RI Occ: Farmer Fa: --- Mo: RI
Sarah E. MEANS Wife F M W 30 RI Occ: Keeping House Fa: RI Mo: ENG
Sarah A. MEANS Dau F S W 9 RI Fa: RI Mo: RI
Inez C. MEANS Dau F S W 6 RI Fa: RI Mo: RI
Ida B. MEANS DauF S W 6 RI Fa: RI Mo: RI
Eliza H. MEANS Dau F S W 1 RI Fa: RIMo: RI


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