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Nicholas Davis Richardson (Nov. 30, 1832-Jan. 3, 1895)

Nicholas D. Richardson (“Nick”) was the son of William Richardson (1797-1866), a prominent lawyer and, at one point, attorney general of Alabama. His mother was Richardson’s wife, Ann Davis (1810-1861), from Hanover County, Virginia. He was born in Athens, Alabama, … Continue reading

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Early Initiates of Omicron Chapter at Virginia, 1859-1860

I just read a very interesting article that I’d like to share with you all. “Friendship! The sweetest name on earth.” Early Initiates of Omicron Chapter at Virginia, 1859-1860 By Towner Blackstock (Davidson 1994) Curator of Archives, Phi Gamma Delta … Continue reading

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Walter Reed (13 Sep. 1851-23 Nov. 1902)

To commemorate the imminent closing of the old Walter Reed Army Medical Center, I think it’s appropriate for us to give some thought to the life of the man for whom the institution was named. – JLC Walter Reed was … Continue reading

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Presley Marion Rixey (14 July 1852-17 June 1928)

Presley Marion Rixey was the son of Presley Morehead Rixey (1812-1894) and his second wife, Mary Frances (Jones) Rixey (1824-1892). He was born at his father’s residence in Culpeper, VA, and lived there until attending UVA. Rixey was educated at … Continue reading

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John Thomson Mason (9 Mar. 1844-21 June 1901)

John Thomson Mason Rowland was born in Detroit, MI, the son of Major Isaac S. Rowland (d. 1850) and Catharine Armistead (Mason) Rowland (1818-1884). Mrs. Rowland was the descendant of  a brother of George Mason of Gunston Hall, for whom George Mason University … Continue reading

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