Rick­etts-Bar­bour cel­e­brates 100th birth­day

Maryland Independent - - Celebrations -

A 100th birth­day lun­cheon cel­e­bra­tion was held Aug. 27 in La Plata by the chil­dren of Dorothy Braswell Rick­etts-Bar­bour.

Rick­etts-Bar­bour was born in Em­po­ria, Va., to Thomas Hil­liard Braswell and Lot­tie Co­ley Braswell. She grad­u­ated from Lawrenceville High School, Lawrenceville, Va., and re­ceived ad­di­tional de­grees from Lynch­burg Col­lege, Univer­sity of William & Mary, Union The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary and Evan­gel­i­cal Chris­tian Univer­sity of Amer­ica.

Dur­ing her ca­reer, Rick­etts-Bar­bour was an ed­u­ca­tor, mu­si­cian, prison chap­lain, Methodist Church Dea­coness, and trav­el­ing U.S. Army wife to her first hus­band, William A. Rick­etts, with whom she had a son, William A. Rick­etts Jr., and a daugh­ter, Eth­leen Rick­etts Collins.

In 1983, she mar­ried her sec­ond hus­band, Robert T. Bar­bour, and ac­quired four adult daugh­ters; Rose­mary Bar­bour Bigelow, Lorena Bar­bour Goeller, Lucy Bar­bour Quade, and Vic­to­ria Bar­bour Heeren, and be­came a strong sup­porter of his­tor­i­cal preser­va­tion in Port To­bacco. Their home, Stagg Hall, circa 1732, has be­come a mu­seum.

Rick­etts-Bar­bour cur­rently re­sides with her daugh­ter, Eth­leen Rick­etts Collins and fam­ily, in Huntsville, Ala.

Dorothy Braswell Rick­etts-Bar­bour

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