The Worcester Miscellany
No. 607-3 - Richard Storey Worcester
Wedding Announcement and Wife, Minnie Rickart's Obituary
Richard S. Worcester, son of Judge and Mrs. L. E. Worcester, of this city and Miss Minnie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rickart, of Kansas City, Mo., were married at the bride's home, Wednesday evening, April 23, at 7:30 o'clock. They took the east bound train, after the usual congratulations, for St. Louis, passing through this city at 4:47 a.m., Thursday. They will return here Saturday where a host of friends will be in readiness to greet them and welcome the return of the groomwith his fair bride to our city.
Both groom and bride were born and reared in this city, grew up together as school mates and friends, their early attachments continuing through many years, with the results as above stated. The union should be a congenial one, since each seems to be suited to the other and happiness and prosperity would seem to be their lot.
Judge Wocester sent the bride a valuable present and a letter welcoming her to his home, where the happy couple expect to reside for a time. The Register joins this community in congratulations and wishes for future joy and prosperity.
The bride is endowed with those qualities of head and heart to make her husband a suitable companion and helpmate. Mr. Worcester is a stockholder and assistant cashier in the White Hall bank, is a through accountant, and is regarded as one of our best young business men.
April 25, 1890
Mrs. Minnie R. Worcester, widow of Richard S. Worcester, died at the White Hall Hospital at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 11, 1949, following an illness of several weeks duration.
Mrs. Worcester was born in White Hall on Dec. 8, 1863, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Baston Rickart. She continued to reside in White Hall until 1884, when she moved with the family to Kansas City, Mo., where on April 23, 1890 she was married to Richard S. Worcester, also of White Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Worcester resided continuously in White Hall. His death occurred on January 31, 1934.
One daughter, Helen, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Worcester. She survives and has been the constant and loyal companion of her mother since the death of her father.
Deceased was the last surviver of the family of seven children of Mr. and Mrs. Rickart. Those preceding her in death were: Addie McGown, Mrs. H. W. Roodhouse, Jacob, Joseph, Curtis and Roy Rickart.
Decedent was not a member of any church or lodge, but was closely affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Dawdy Funeral Home, with Rev. Arthur F. Ewert of Jacksonville offciating. Casket bearers were Henry, Edward, Russell, Ernest and Weston Roodhouse and Ralph Griswold. Interment was made in the White Hall cemetery.
January 14, 1949