Albon P. Man-
Founder of Richmond Hill
Son of Albon Man who would develop Kew Gardens
Son of Oliver and one of the first Trustees
of the Richmond Hill Savings Bank later purchasing part of Richmond Hill
with Alrick Man to develop Kew Gardens
Drawings by William
Krooss courtesy of Mrs. E. Man Sarcka
Alrick Man Photo courtesy from
Gardens: Urban Village in the Big City"
by Barry Lewis
of Richmond Hill, NY
P. Man- Founder of Richmond Hill. Select his name for more info
on him and his family.
Oliver Fowler- Partner of Albon P. Man
Alrick Hubbel Man-
Son of Albon; First mayor of Richmond Hill, president of family business
which developed Richmond Hill and later Kew Gardens
Joel Fowler- Son
of Oliver, Helped in building Richmond Hill, and later Kew Gardens
Capt. Jeremiah Briggs-
Early settler before Richmond Hill and prominent land owner. House still
Riis- Writer; Riis Park named in his honor.
Amelia Edith Barr-
Woman's Right Activist and Best-selling author- "Jan Vedder's Wife"- 1885.
Ella Flanders- Started Richmond Hill's Library
Dr. William Scovil- 1st doctor of Richmond
William Simonson- Funeral Home since 1887
Percy L. Crosby-
Artist, based his famous comic strip "Skippy" on his life
as a boy living in Richmond Hill in the early 1900's.
Alfred H. Grebe-
Pioneer, born in Richmond Hill in 1895.
Ernest R. Ball- Songwriter;
composed "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling", "Mother Macree" in Richmond Hill
Col. William A. Jones- Abe Lincoln Appointee
Edgar C. Proctor- Pres. McKinley's Secretary
Bob Sheppard- Born
and raised in Richmond Hill. Public Address Announcer for NY Yankees
Joseph E. Schaefer- Received Congressional Medal of Honor
Comedians; During the 1920's, the Marx Brothers lived on 134th Street.
House is still located there with a commemorating plaque.
Jr.- Manufacturer, "Gretsch Guitars, Drums..." attended Richmond
New York City's first Jewish mayor also taught at Richmond Hill HS.
Pro Ballplayer- NY Yankees and Sportscaster attended Richmond Hill HS.
Actor, grew up in Richmond Hill, attended SBJL, and John Adams HS
Actor, grew up in Richmond Hill
Dangerfield- Comic; real name Cohen; attended Richmond Hill H.S.
Kerouac- 'Beat' Author- wrote "On The Road" while living in Richmond
Hill and Ozone Park.
Morton Gould- Nobel
Prize for Music 1995, President of ASCAP 1985-1994.
Dave Van Ronk-
Folk Singer and Songwriter attended Richmond Hill H.S.
Jimmy Breslin- Commentary Pulitzer 1986 Writer
& Author born October 30, 1930. New York columnist attended St.
Benedict Joseph Labre School in Richmond Hill.
Mary Ann Kelly- Author of published book entitled-
"The Park Lane South Murder"
Jack Maple- NYC
Deputy Police Commissioner
Cyndi Lauper- Pop Singer and Songwriter attended
Richmond Hill H.S.
Tom Calabro- Actor, "Melrose Place"
Noted Richmond Hill Historian