Rickard, M. L., was born in Pendleton, September 15, 1843, a son of Henry and Margaret (Van Slyke) Rickard. His grandparents, Conrad and Eva Rickard, came from Madison to Pendleton in 1816 and cleared them a home, where they remained until their death; he died in 1859 and his widow in 1873. Henry Rickard has always followed farming on the homestead farm of 100 acres and now resides with his son, M. L. M. L. Rickard follows farming on the homestead, and in 1865 married Adelia, daughter of Christian Kramer of Cambria, and they had three children: Earl, Arthur and Olive A. Mr. Rickard is a Democrat and was elected supervisor in 1897. He is a member of John Hodge Lodge No. 69, Lockport, A. O. U. W.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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