Historical Rosters Database
Richard Newell PoindexterRoster ID 4183
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1895|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Genealogy and early life: Born April 8, 1872, Forest, Bedford County, Virginia. Father- Richard Watts Poindexter (1823-1901). Mother - Mary Ellen Lee, d. 1907. Paternal grandfather: Dabney T. Poindexter. Secondary education - New London Academy, Bedford Co. VMI record: Matriculated September 1891, graduated Engineering June 1895. Three years on football team. One year at University of Virginia after leaving VMI. Career: Educator in Virginia and Ohio; then manufacturer and real estate business in Meridian, Mississippi. Marriage: To Daisye Bird Long in 1905. Children: 1. Daisye (Mrs. Zed Hawkins). 2. Cora Lee Poindexter. Richard Poindexter died in Meridian on August 5, 1936.|