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Father Gabriel Richard dies from cholera
September 13, 2021 @ 12:00 am
After tirelessly tending to the sick, Father Gabriel Richard himself succumbed to cholera on this day in 1832. He served as priest of St. Anne’s Church in Detroit. Richard had helped found the University of Michigan, started the first newspaper, opened a school for Indian children, and served in the U.S. House of Representatives during his life.