Charles Anthony Max Rickards

Charles Rickards is our grandfather. He was, as far as I can tell, the 6th born to James & Emma Rickards in 1905. Last night while searching for death records on I came across our grandfather’s birth information. There was several things that sort of shocked me & tickled me at the same time. One of them being, grandpa was born in 1905 not 1907 as most of his census records indicated. The second one was the middle name of Max. I’ve never heard this name before. I can’t even remember my dad ever mentioning it. So now I have to wonder, where does the name Max come from? No-one in the family carries this name that I have found. Is it a family name? Or did the name belong to a dear friend of my great grandparents? I do believe there is some meaning behind the name because so far it seems all his siblings have only one middle name.

This is the information. That I found on

Name: Chas Anthony Max Rickards
Titles and Terms:
Event Type:                           Birth
Event Date:                           15 Feb 1905
Event Place:                           Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Gender:                           Male
Father’s Name: Jas N. Rickards
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Father’s Age:
Mother’s Name:                           Emma Greaves Rickards
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Mother’s Birthplace:
Mother’s Age:
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Reference ID:                           14722
GS Film number:                           2111432
Digital Folder Number:                           004261881
Image Number:                           01042
Citing this Record

“Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906,” index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 Mar 2013), Emma Greaves Rickards in entry for Chas Anthony Max Rickards, 1905.


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