THE VALLEY OF HEART's DELIGHT
CEDRIC RAE RICHMOND
SURNAMES: McPHAIL, DUNNE
A rising young man who is taking his place among the representatvie
citizens of San Jose is Cedric Rae Richmond, one of the stockholders
and a plant superintendent of the Richmond-Chase Company. A native of
San Jose, he was born on December 11, 1888, the son of George and
Rosalie (McPhail) Richmond, who came to California in 1865, and settled
in the Sacramento Valley, where Mr. Richmond engaged in farming. Later
he came to San Jose, where he became interested in the fruit packing
industry, taking charge of the dry fruit department of the J. K. Armsby
Fruit Company and holding this responsible position until he retired.
Mr. Richmond passed away in December, 1918, while the mother is still a
resident of San Jose.
Cedric Rae Richmond attended the grammar school and also the high
school at San Jose, and upon completing his training, he started out to
make his own way. Engaging in the same work in which his father had
been so successful, he first took a position with the J. K. Armsby
Company and was with them for a period of fifteen years, learning all
the different branches of the packing business. He then became
identified with the Richmond-Chase Company of San Jose, but when the
United States became involved in the world conflict, he showed his
patriotism by leaving his business and enlisting on August 5, 1917, in
the U. S. Army. Detailed to the field artillery, he trained at Camp
Kearney, Cal., and later at Fort Sill, Okla.
He sailed with the U. S. troops in July, 1918, from Hoboken, N.
J., to Liverpool, thence to Southampton and across to Havre, serving
with several different outfits in the field artillery. After attending
the officers' training. camp, he was commissioned second lieutenant,
•and in France his capability was given recognition by his promotion to
the rank of captain in the field artillery. After six months' overseas
service, he returned from Bordeaux, France, and on January 29, 1919, he
received his honorable discharge from the service at the Presidio at
San Francisco. On his return to San Jose, he became a member of the
On December 21, 1920, Mr. Richmond was married in San Jose to Miss
Josephine Dunne, also a native of San Jose and a daughter of Peter J.
Dunne. Mrs. Richmond is a graduate of the University of California. Mr.
and Mrs. Richmond are popular in the social circles of San Jose and
take an interested part in all of its affairs. Mr. Richmond is a member
of the Olympic Club of San Francisco, the Sainte Claire Club of San
Jose and of the San Jose Country Club. He shows a public-spirited
interest in the civic life of the community and politically, is
independent in his views.
From Eugene T. Sawyers' History of Santa Clara County,California, published by Historic Record Co. , 1922. page 1217
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