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This photograph of Rianna Richards was taken by her late husband, Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba in winter of 2004 in Michigan State by the Wyandotte waterfront, U.S.A.
Dr. Shadi Abuolba at age 36. This copyright photograph of Dr. Shadi Abuolba was taken by Rianna Richards at Mount Rainier, Washington State on September 05, 2010 on their last trip together to Mount Rainier which is the highest mountain in Washington State. From the private picture collection of Rianna Richards and her late husband, Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba.
Richards inherited her love of business, writing, designing and working with textiles from English/Jewish (British) Ancestors.
Rianna Richards is a descendant of Benjamin Cocker born 1723, England married Sarah Hanson also born in England. Their son Benjamin Cocker born Nov. 22, 1758 married Tabitha Blakebrough born Oct. 17, 1761 Yorkshire, England. Their son, Benjamin Cocker born Aug. 17, 1785 Yorkshire, England
Image of: Benjamin Cocker and Rianna Richards' great, great, great, great grand-father from her English/Jewish side of the family
married Martha North - born May 12, 1788 Yorkshire, England. Their children: Tabitha Cocker born Yorkshire Aug. 23, 1815; Sarah Cocker born Yorkshire Sept. 04, 1817; Mary Cocker born Yorkshire 1819; Dr. Benjamin Franklin Cocker D.D., LL.D., born Yorkshire June 5, 1821; Joseph Cocker born Yorkshire Jan. 23, 1823; Joshua Cocker born Yorkshire Nov. 11, 1824; Hannah Cocker born Yorkshire Sept. 28, 1826; William Cocker born Yorkshire Oct. 06, 1828; David Cocker born Yorkshire Sept. 18, 1830.
Rianna Richards is directly descended from one of the five sons of Benjamin Cocker (born August 17, 1785 Yorkshire, England, buried in Mirfield, Yorkshire England), and his wife Martha (née North) Cocker.
Genetics & Origins:
The Cocker family have been living in the Huddersfield area since 1698 A.D. According to genetic evidence, the ancestral male line of Benjamin Cocker (Born August 17, 1785 Yorkshire, England) were Ashkenazi Jews originally from the area of ancient Canaan in the Middle East. These Middle Eastern male ancestors emigrated to Germany, intermarriage with German and Finnish women occurred before their descendants emigrated and settled in England in 1698 A.D. The question of when they became Christians is unknown but based on the history of persecutions and forced conversions of Jews into Christianity at this period in England, one can only assume why some members of the Cocker family of England became Christians.
Benjamin Cocker - Born August 17, 1785 in Yorkshire, England. Benjamin Cocker was a Preacher, Wool Trader, Woollen Cloth Manufacturer, and Rianna Richards' great, great, great grand-father co-wrote these Christian sermons in the 1800's: "Victorian Wesleyan Sermons - Preached by Benjamin Cocker of Mirfield and Charles Horsfield of Dewsbury" edited, foreword, copyright by Mark Dalby; designed and published in Worcestershire, United Kingdom by Aspect Design in 2010.
Image of Dr. Mark Dalby Ph.D., (born on January 3rd, 1938 in Southport, Lancashire and died at his home in Malvern, Worcestershire England on February 11th, 2013 at age seventy-five). Mark Dalby was known as Reverend Mark Dalby as well as Venerable Dr. John Mark Meredith Dalby, BA, MA, Ph.D., former Director of Manchester Diocesan Board and Archdeacon Emeritus of Rochdale; author, freemason, researcher of the biography, history and genealogy book The Cocker Connection is a great-great-great grandson of Benjamin Cocker through his son, Joseph Cocker who married Maria (nee Warburton) Cocker of England. Like his blood relative and fourth cousin, Rianna Richards, the late Dr. Mark Dalby also descended from one of the five sons of Benjamin Cocker and his wife, Martha (née North) Cocker of Yorkshire, England. The last reviews Mark Dalby wrote about his ancestral relative, Benjamin Franklin Cocker on his Amazon.com account in 2011, two years before his passing.
Books written by Mark Dalby:
1. Open Communion in the Church of England - Published 1959. 2. Gospel and the Priest - Published 1975. 3. The Cocker Connection - Published 1989. 4. Open Baptism - Published 1989. 5. Anglican Missals and Their Canons: 1549, Interim Rite and Roman - Published 1998. 6. Infant Communion: The New Testament to the Reformation - Published 2003. 7. Infant Communion: Post-Reformation to Present-day - Published 2009. 8. Anglican Missals and Their Canons: 1549, Interim Rite and Roman -Gorgias Liturgical Studies - Published 2010.
The Five Sons Of Benjamin Cocker and his wife, Martha (née North) Cocker: Benjamin Franklin Cocker, Joseph Cocker, Joshua Cocker, William Cocker and David Cocker
Note: Four of Benjamin and Martha Cocker's sons, left Yorkshire, England in 1850 to Australia; they became shipowners, merchants and they also owned fleet of trading vessels in Australia before their split in Australia's great panic of 1856. Here's their story.
1. Dr. Benjamin Franklin Cocker D.D., LL.D., was born in Almondbury, Yorkshire on June 05, 1821.
Image of Benjamin Franklin Cocker, elected to the Chair of Philosophy in 1869 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor -- "Professor of Psychology, Speculative Philosophy, and Philosophy of Religion" 1869-1883 at the University of Michigan, U.S.A.
Benjamin Franklin Cocker was a "Textile Manufacturer" in Yorkshire, England then he emigrated with his brothers to Australia in 1850 and became a "Businessman and Trading-ship owner." In 1856 Benjamin Franklin Cocker embarked on a trading voyage with his crew from Australia to New Zealand, Kingdom of Tonga, Tahiti (French Polynesia) and Fiji in his own trading vessel. While in the island of Fiji, Benjamin Franklin Cocker and a companion visited a group of early English Wesleyan missionaries, who at the time, pioneered the spreading of the Gospel of Christ, teaching and introducing western civilization in a land mainly inhabited by heathens and cannibals. After meeting with the English missionaries, Benjamin Franklin Cocker and his companion decided to take a brief expedition in the island and visit a Fijian heathen temple before their returning voyage to Australia; consequently, it was a grave mistake and very fatal decision where they narrowly escaped being devoured by a horde of hungry cannibals, according to them and their terrifying, and near death ordeal in the island of Fiji. In 1857 Benjamin Franklin Cocker immigrated again to the United States and settled in Michigan where he became a "Reverend and Clergyman." Reverend Dr. Benjamin Franklin Cocker later became a "Professor and Author" at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and taught there until his death in 1883. http://www.lib.umich.edu/faculty-history/faculty/benjamin-franklin-cocker/bio
Faculty History of Dr. Reverend Benjamin Franklin Cocker at the University of Michigan Website:
Professor Benjamin Franklin Cocker was married to Mary (née Johnson) Cocker, their children and descendants remained in the United States of America and never resettled in Yorkshire, England again. http://umhistory.dc.umich.edu/history/Faculty_History/C/Cocker,_Benjamin_Franklin.htmlA
E-Book by Google: A memorial discourse of the life and services of Rev. Benjamin Franklin Cocker, D.D., LL.D., Professor in the University from 1869 to 1883. This book was written after his death by Professor Dr. Alexander Winchell, L.LD., and close colleague of Benjamin Franklin Cocker; published in 1883 by the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. U.S.A.
Books written by Benjamin Franklin Cocker: 1. Christianity and Greek Philosophy; or, The relation between spontaneous and reflective thought in Greece and the positive teaching of Christ and his apostles - Published 1870. 2. Lectures on the truth of the Christian religion: delivered before the students of the University of Michigan, on Sunday afternoons - Published 1872. 3. The theistic conception of the world: An essay in opposition to certain tendencies of modern thought - Published 1875. 4. Handbook of philosophy: Notes of lectures delivered at Michigan University during 1876 - 1877 - Published 1877. 5. Handbook of philosophy: Notes of lectures delivered at the University of Michigan during 1878 - 1879. Psychology - Published 1878. 6. Some of the characteristics of modern scepticism - Published 1881. 7. The student's handbook of philosophy: Psychology - Published 1882.
2. Joseph Cocker, was a "Bank Manager" for the Huddersfield Banking Company in Dewsbury in the 1800's. He was the only son who never left England in 1850. Joseph Cocker born 1823 was married to Maria (née Warburton) Cocker in Huddersfield (the wedding ceremony took place at Queens St. Methodist Church, Yorkshire on August 04, 1850). Maria (née Warburton) Cocker born on February 17, 1829 and christened at Almondbury, All Hallows (Yorkshire, England) on April 26, 1829 died from Pneumonia at age seventy-one on December 30, 1900, and was buried in Dewsbury, Yorkshire. Joseph Cocker and Maria Warburton were the great-great grandparents of Scholar, Reverend, Author, Researcher and Cocker Historian, Dr. Mark Dalby through their daughter, Martha Elizabeth Cocker who married Charles Horsfield, son of James Wood and Jane Eliza (nee Whitehead) Horsfield of Dewsbury. Joseph Cocker died on June 30, 1890 approximately at age sixty-seven, he was buried in Dewsbury, All Saints (Yorkshire, England). Joseph and Maria (née Warburton) Cocker had ten children together, their children and descendants remained in Yorkshire, England with the remaining members of the Cocker clan.
3. Joshua Cocker, the first British Consul in the Kingdom of Tonga; became the secretary of King George Tupou I, from 1875 and until his premature death in 1880 at the age of fifty-six.
Before migrating to the Kingdom of Tonga, Joshua Cocker was a "Methodist lay-preacher and bank clerk" in Yorkshire, England around 1849, then he emigrated with his brothers to Australia in 1850. Joshua Cocker became a "wealthy merchant and businessman, as well as a shipowner" in Australia from 1850 to 1856. Then he emigrated again this time joined by his wife, Elizabeth Cocker (née Lobley) and their two young British-born children (Benjamin Lobley Cocker, born on April 30, 1849 in Dewsbury, Yorkshire; William Walker Cocker, born on October 16, 1853 in Howden, Yorkshire) and Joshua Cocker's younger brother, William Cocker to the Kingdom of Tonga in 1856. The first European settlers of Tonga, Joshua and Elizabeth Cocker and their children lived at the palace of King George Tupou I in the capital, Nuku'alofa between the years 1856-1861; by the year 1862 Joshua Cocker and his family resided in an adjoining residence to the King's palace, and by the hospitality of Joshua Cocker and his wife, Elizabeth Cocker, they used their new residence to receive British diplomats and other English dignitaries during this Victorian era. Joshua Cocker thereby became an "adviser, confidant, and very close friend" of King George Tupou I of Tonga in 1856 and one of the very first Europeans, including the (head Methodist missionary, Rev. Shirley Waldemar Baker, arrived in Tonga in 1860 and who later became the first Prime Minister of Tonga, and an English trader by the name of Mr. Moss) who act as councils and assisted the King in drafting new laws in the constitution of the Kingdom of Tonga. It is true to say, that the first written and original constitution of Tonga during the reign of King George Tupou I and before it was enacted in 1875 was written by the King's own English advisers: Joshua Cocker, Shirley Waldemar Baker and Englishman and trader, Mr. Moss.
Joshua and Elizabeth Cocker's daughter, "Charlotte Elizabeth Cocker" was born in the Royal palace of King George Tupou I - on December 11, 1860 and officially was the first documented European baby born in the Kingdom of Tonga. Charlotte Elizabeth Cocker later at age nineteen, married German-born merchant and wealthy businessman, "Henry William August Riechelmann" in 1879. There were no Germans in Tonga from 1855-1863, however, the second known European settler in the Kingdom of Tonga is a German trader by the name of "August Sanft" he was born, "Christian Fredrich August Sanft" on November 24, 1822 in Prussia (Germany); arrived in the Kingdom of Tonga from Australia in 1864 (not 1855). "Christian Fredrich August Sanft" was married to a German woman by the name of Sophie Dörner and had four children with her in Tonga (birth dates of children are unknown). More German traders, merchants and settlers with last names: Zuckschwerdt, Brähne, Grieve, Hellfritz, Ostermann, Schaaf, von Treskow, Sanft, Kronfeld, Hettig, Walter, Saffings, Schober, Muller, Guttenbeil, Wolfgramm, Quensell, Ludwig, Franz, Schulke, Schaumkel, Hoeft, Hansen, Schober, Schultz, Fritz, Guerr, Becker, and Riechelmann, arrived in the Kingdom of Tonga beginning in 1867 and onward when the German import and export firm "J.C. Godeffroy & Sohn" set up business in Tonga in 1867. Nevertheless, back to the Cocker family, the first European pioneers and settlers of Tonga. Joshua Cocker imported from Australia the "first cow" to the Kingdom of Tonga in 1856, and he became the "first British Consul" in the Kingdom of Tonga as well as a "businessman, trader and a merchant" until his death at age fifty-six on May 06, 1880. Joshua and Elizabeth Cocker and their children according to the Official Palace records of King George Tupou I - were the "first European settlers in the Kingdom of Tonga." They, their children and their descendants remained in the Kingdom of Tonga, and never returned to Yorkshire, England again. Burial: Joshua and Elizabeth Cocker are buried in the Cocker family cemetery plot at the Telekava Cemetary in Kolomotu'a, Kingdom of Tonga.
Here's an image of Joshua Cocker (born Joshua William David Cocker on February 11, 1862 in the Kingdom of Tonga), he is the fifth son of Joshua and Elizabeth Cocker. Joshua Cocker sitting on the left hand side, his wife, Siosiana Uhi (a Tongan aristocrat) standing on his right hand side. This picture was probably taken in 1884, the same year Joshua Cocker and Siosiana Uhi were married in the Kingdom of Tonga.
Notable descendants of Joshua and Elizabeth Cocker of Yorkshire, England through their fifth son, Joshua Cocker: Rianna Richards; Hon. James Cecil Cocker, former Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga; Sione Hoko'ila Fua, businessman; Dr. Seu'ula Johansson Fua Ph.D., Director - University of the South Pacific, Tonga; Halatoa Fua, CEO of the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation; Lea Fua, Attorney at Hopgoodganim Law Firm, Brisbane Australia.
4. William Cocker, emigrated with his brothers from Yorkshire, England to Australia in 1850, he became a "Merchant, Shipowner, Businessman" and "co-founder of the Cocker Brothers Co." an import and export business he co-founded with his brothers in Australia in 1851. There was recession in the commercial world in Australia around 1854, the Cocker brothers decided to divide up the business which ultimately almost wiped out their fortunes. William Cocker then immigrated with his older brother, Joshua Cocker and sister-in-law Elizabeth (née Lobley) Cocker to the Kingdom of Tonga around 1856, then he moved again for the island of Tahiti, and finally settled in Vancouver Island, British Columbia the 1857. In 1859, William Cocker "secured a banking job position" with the Macdonald Bank on Yates Street in Victoria, British Columbia, then he became a "Bank Manager" with the same company at their location in the Caribou, British Colombia before his election for parliament. According to the Journal of the Second House of Assembly of Vancouver Island, British Colony - William Cocker was "elected to Vancouver Island Second House of Assembly and became a Member of Parliament" (First Sitting) on September 09, 1862 and (Last Sitting) on February 27, 1863. There are conflicting stories on his whereabouts but according to the Cocker family history - William Cocker went to Mexico at the age of thirty-seven in 1865 and literally disappeared there under mysterious circumstances; and his remains are nowhere to be found to this day.
5. David Cocker, emigrated with his brothers from Yorkshire, England to Australia in 1850 and became a "Preacher, Shipowner, Businessman, Sawmill co-owner" of (Romney Sawmill Co.), "Merchant, Storekeeper" and "Trading/Shipping Agent owner" for the Tasmanian Steam Navigation Company as well as "President and stakeholder" of the Mount Farrel Mining company in Australia. David Cocker, his children and his descendants remained in Australia and never returned to Yorkshire, England.
David Cocker's Obituary:
James Cocker introduced the power loom into Barnsley in 1837, and the first factory for making linen by this new process was built by Thomas Edward Taylor in 1844.
Elizabeth Cocker (née Lobley) born 1825 in Yorkshire, England, died and buried in the Kingdom of Tonga in 1911 was a fashion designer in her days; brought with her from Yorkshire, England the first hand-operated sewing machine to the Kingdom of Tonga in 1858 (the first year she emigrated with her husband, Joshua Cocker and two of their British-born children to the Kingdom of Tonga). Elizabeth Cocker (born Lobley) was the first European settler who introduced sewing to the Kingdom of Tonga and who first taught the Tongan women how to sew. She's also credited for introducing the English textiles made from the Cocker family's own textile manufacturing plant in Yorkshire, England as well as introducing the first fashionable European clothes to the people of Tonga in the mid-1800's.
Otolose Cocker a Fashion Designer from the Kingdom of Tonga. Born in Tonga with fair skin and blonde hair, Otolose Cocker is the great-grand-daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth Cocker of Yorkshire, England and the only daughter of Joshua Albert Cocker (second son of Joshua Cocker and Siosi'ana Uhi) of Kolomotu'a and his partner, Mele Paea Tu'ivailala of Kanokupolu. Otolose Fua (née Cocker) is the eldest half-sister of Henry William Cocker of Kolomotu'a whose mother is Sarah Hurrell (of European ancestry and only wife of Joshua Albert Cocker) according to the Cocker family history and genealogy of Tonga. Otolose Cocker was very close to her first cousin, Joyce Cocker of Nuku'alofa -- she's the daughter of James Cecil Cocker Sr. and his wife, Alisi Hekisuva (née Latu) Cocker. Joyce Cocker is an older sister of the late, Hon. James Cecil Cocker.
Otolose Fua (née Cocker) married Seventh Day Adventist College Educator, "Paula Halatoa Fua" of Fahefa, Kingdom of Tonga (note: Paula is the Tongan name for Paul). Mr. Paula Halatoa Fua was a College Educator at Fulton College in Suva, Fiji for many years (three of their children were born in Fiji while he taught there); and he was also a Principal of Beulah College (Kingdom of Tonga).
Copyright image of: AMELIA ANASEINI FUA
Amelia Anaseini Fua, born in the Kingdom of Tonga - is the eleventh and youngest daughter of Mr. Paula Halatoa Fua of Fahefa and his wife, Otolose Cocker of Kolomotu'a. From her English side of the family, Amelia Anaseini Fua is a great-great grand-daughter of "Joshua and Elizabeth Cocker" of Yorkshire, England both buried in the Kingdom of Tonga; and great-great-great grand-daughter of "Benjamin Cocker and Martha (nee North) Cocker" of Yorkshire, England. This photograph was taken in 1978 in the Kingdom of Tonga at the Tulua Brothers Photography Studio in Tungi Arcade, Nuku'alofa, Tonga. This photograph was badly damaged; Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba restored this photograph to its current condition at a photography and respiratory therapy classes he took together with close friend and fellow Medical Doctor, Dr. Fadi Matta in 2005 at Oakland Community College, in Michigan. This is a copyright photograph of Rianna Richards Company.
Paula Halatoa Fua served as the first Tongan Principal at "Beulah College" during World War II. Beulah College is a secondary school belonging to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, originally founded in the Kingdom of Tonga by Europeans from Australia in 1924; its first Principal was Mr. C. S. Palmer according to the history of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and Schools in Tonga. The Principals of Beulah College from 1924 to 1945: Mr. C.S. Palmer 1924, Mrs. R.W. Smith 1926, Mr. H.L. Tolhurst 1927, Mr. B.E. Hadfield 1933, Mr. A.E. Watts 1938, Mr. Paula Halatoa Fua 1940-1945 (he was replaced by Mr. J. Cernik in 1945 at the end of World War II). Paula Halatoa Fua is the grandson of Hon. Finaulahi (Noble Ve'ehala 14th) and his wife, Hon. Siokapesi Ha'utu of Fahefa, and his dad is, Hon. Taniela Fua (Ve'ehala) who married his mom, Hon. 'Anaseini Kaho Luani, the youngest daughter of Hon. Sailosi Fusi Luani (Noble Luani 6th) 1864-1895. Paula Halatoa Fua died in 1981 at the Fua family's waterfront estate called, Poutaha; he was buried at the Fua family ancestral cemetary plot in Fahefa, adjacent to the Weslyan Church of Fahefa, Tonga.
Sione Hoko'ila Fua, the third son of Paula Halatoa Fua and Otolose Cocker now deceased (died in 1984 from a tragic vehicle accident) was a wealthy and successful businessman from the Kingdom of Tonga; his name was listed in "Who's Who In The World, American Edition 1979" as one of the most successful and innovative people from the South Pacific Islands in that period. Sione Fua was a very close friend of his Royal Highness, the late King Taufa'ahau Tupou the IV of Tonga and his daughter, her Royal Highness Princess Pilolevu Tuita of the Kingdom of Tonga.
Sione Hoko'ila Fua
Sione Hoko'ila Fua on the left and his wife, Paelata Fua (née Johansson) on the right - on their wedding day, in Kolonga, Kingdom of Tonga. Paelata Fua is the daughter of Alexander Johansson (of Swedish ancestry) and Tuli Johansson of Kolonga; niece of Tongan businessman, Albin Johansson; and first cousin of Aloma Johansson (Swedish Honorary Consul in the Kingdom of Tonga). This is a copyright image from Rianna Richards' own private picture collection of the Fua family of Tonga.
Sione Hoko'ila Fua's vast waterfront estate, simply known in the Kingdom of Tonga as "Poutaha," is one of the many lands the Fua family of Tonga (the children of Paula Halatoa Fua and Otolose Cocker) owned amongst other lands they've inherited throughout Tonga in the main island of Tongatapu in (Kolomotu'a, Tufuenga, Fahefa, Toahola, Malapo, Toahola Beach, Talafo'ou, Monotapu Beach, Ha'asini, Kala'au, Tu'aliku Hahake); and in the island of Vava'u in (Neiafu, Mt. Talau, and Tefisi) from their aristocratic ancestors: Noble Finaulahi Ve'ehala the 14th of Fahefa, Kingdom of Tonga and Noble Sailosi Luani the 6th of Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga.
Samuela Fua - born in Suva, Fiji is the sixth son of Paula Halatoa Fua and Otolose Cocker, and great-great grandson of Joshua and Elizabeth Cocker of Yorkshire, England.
SAMUELA FUA - AT AGE FIVE
This is a copyright image of Samuela Fua taken at Fulton College, Suva - Fiji during the teaching years of his father, Paula Halatoa Fua at this College of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. This picture is from Rianna Richards' own private picture collection of the Fua family of the Kingdom of Tonga.
Samuela Fua (now deceased) was a wealthy businessman, and former executive of British Petroleum Oil in the Kingdom of Tonga. Samuela Fua was a very close friend of his Royal Highness, the late King George Tupou V of the Kingdom of Tonga and his brother, the late Prince Ma'atu and the Queen's sister, Va'etapu.
Halatoa Fua - born in the Kingdom of Tonga is a grandson of "Otolose Cocker and Paula Halatoa Fua." Halatoa Fua is presently the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation, and currently holds Cook Islands citizenship.
Eiva Fua - the only daughter of Halatoa Fua
and his wife, Anne Herman-Fua
Image of Eiva Fua - from her paternal English side of the family, she's a great-great-great-great-granddaughter and descendant of Joshua and Elizabeth Cocker of Yorkshire, England.
David Cocker J.D.,
born Feb 10, 1870 Launceston, Tasmania and (nephew of Joshua and Elizabeth Cocker and Benjamin Franklin Cocker) and ancestral relative of Rianna Richards was a well-known and prominent Lawyer - Barrister & Solicitor of Launceston, Australia. http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/cocker-david-13663
Mary (née Johnson) Cocker Obituary, wife of Dr. Benjamin Franklin Cocker and mother of Professor William J. Cocker http://oldnews.aadl.org/node/180707
Professor William Johnson Cocker - Republican, Banker, Principal and Author of the books: Hand-book Of Punctuation, The Civil Government Of Michigan, The Government Of The United States; is an ancestral relative of Rianna Richards and son of Professor Benjamin Franklin Cocker. William Johnson Cocker was married to Isabella M. Clark on March 25, 1870.
Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba
COPYRIGHT IMAGE OF: Dr. Shadi Abuolba
This is an image (photograph) of Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba on his graduation day at I.M Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University - Russia. This picture was taken on June 1998 (from the private picture collection of Dr. Shadi Abuolba and his wife Rianna Richards). Do note, this picture is a "Copyright Property" of www.riannarichards.com
Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba and Rianna Richards were married in a private wedding ceremony (attended only by a very few American friends) in Detroit, Michigan, United States of America on March 31, 2006. The reasons Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba's family and Rianna Richards' family were not informed or invited to their wedding on March 31, 2006 will be explained in detail in Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba's upcoming autobiography.
COPYRIGHT IMAGE OF: Dr. Shadi Abuolba
Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba during his studies at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. This picture was taken 1998 in the United States. From Rianna Richards & Shadi Abuolba's private picture collection.
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Rianna Richards is an American businesswoman, fashion designer, writer, entrepreneur, author, photographer, and soon to be novelist from the City of Seattle, Washington State, U.S.A.
Religion & Political Party
Rianna Richards is a Christian, and a conservative Republican.
Born To Be A Writer, Childhood
Rianna Richards began her interest in writing, and letter writing at the very early age of four, which caught the attention of her aging father who was a College Educator and one of the first members of her family to notice her immense interest in perfecting her writing skills, English spelling and love of reading. As a child, Rianna Richards spent hours and hours sketching drawings, coloring her own artwork, writing and reading varieties of fairy tale books fluently in the English language before she attended kindergarten.
Rianna Richards' First Fiction Novel At Age 18 in Seattle
By the age of eighteen, Rianna Richards began writing her first novel in Seattle in which she entitled: Kiss This Soil Goodbye.
The novel was unpublished but it was a heart-wrenching story about a young girl who was born to a wealthy, and very powerful family in a foreign country; her life of privilege came to an end oneday, it happened so abruptly, and like many tragedies in fiction novels, something unimaginable happened after her seventeenth birthday. Quite shocking, without a chaperone for the very first time of her life, she was banished and exiled from her family and country of birth to the United States of America where she became penniless, poor, and worst of all, a third class citizen. The novel was written with such emotions, there were even times when this novel mentioned and described starvation staring right through her, and invoking her spirits that she was at the very doorstep of hopelessness and defeat. The novel, however, as sad as it was in the beginning had a good ending. The main character of the story, Kathleen, a natural beauty was rescued by an American medical doctor who believed in her and helped her established a successful career in modeling where she later became the CEO of an empire.
Below is a copyright excerpt from the novel, "Kiss This Soil Goodbye" published June 29, 2016 at: site.riannarichards.com/home
The letter from Kathleen to her grandmother, Lucy
My dearest grandma, I really do not know what to tell you, but the emptiness I have felt since my arrival in the United States this morning has overwhelmingly possessed me, in such a way, my heart is aching for home and for you and my younger sister, Anna-Jane. Similarly to the story of Joseph when he was forcefully exiled in Egypt by his own siblings, I now feel the same heartache and emotional disposition he must have felt thousands of years ago in a new land far away from home, and far away from the people he loved the most, his father, Jacob and his younger brother, Benjamin.
I do not know when I will ever see you both again, as my banishment from my country of birth and the only family I knew had struck my heart and soul with such force, that I am so stricken with inconceivable grief and sorrow. I know deep in my heart, it will take time to overcome the affliction and misfortune of my young life, but I must be strong, grandma, I must continue on the path of my ancestors, who seek their destiny in new lands far away from their country of birth and family they have loved so dearly. The bravery and accomplishments they have achieved throughout the course of their adventurous lives, in fortune and pitiful circumstances, and if I may add, as good, God-fearing citizens of their newly adopted countries: these are the lessons I have learned from their plight. It seems as if their past had haunted me or intertwined with my own life, this, I find very compelling.
Grandma, my prayers are with you and my younger sister, and I love you both with all my heart.
From your most loving and most respectful grand-daughter, Kathleen.
Rianna Richards' Second Novel At Age 21
Rianna Richards began writing again her second unfinished and unpublished Novel she entitled: "Joseph and Elizabeth Cook - The English Pioneers," about two English couple who left Yorkshire, England with their English-born children and starting a new life in a foreign island in the South Pacific in the 1800's as the island's first white colonizers. Based on a true story; the manuscript for this book may be completed and considered for publication in the near future.
The novel, The Doctor Of Pinehurst
Rianna Richards began writing the manuscript for "The Doctor Of Pinehurst," her first finished novel in 2003 Dearborn, Michigan about the romance and drama of a medical doctor named, Dr. Chad Buolavich and his fiancée, Diane Grobetts in a fictional small town called, Pinehurst in Michigan, U.S.A. This is one of the best and most interesting, and intriguing books Rianna Richards had ever written about love, romance, lies and betrayal in one Novel Book.
Stella Chadwin -- Rianna Richards' Current Novel
Born to one of the most powerful and aristocratic families in Seattle and gifted with wit and intelligence, regretfully, disowned by her family on her twenty-first birthday; this is the story of Stella Chadwin. A natural grey-eyed beauty who set out to find success alone in a world seemingly harsh and cruel contrary to the sheltered life of her past, and who finds love at last in the arms of a handsome medical doctor from Europe, who not only took her virginity; but, her innocence in a turmoil relationship deemed scandalously enough for print in the front covers of the local magazines.
Marriage and Love
Copyright image of Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba, a Russian Trained Physician (Medical Doctor) and Rianna Richards' late husband.
Copyright image: Dr. Shadi Abuolba. This is a picture of Rianna Richards' late husband, at age twenty-three taken circa June-July of 1998 shortly after graduating from Medical School and receiving his "Doctoral Degree M.D." from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University in Moscow, Russia. www.Twitter.com/ShadiAbuolba
Official Wedding Date for Rianna Richards & Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba. Rianna Richards and Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba were married in Detroit, Michigan U.S.A. on March 31, 2006.
Rianna Richards & Dr. Shadi Abuolba were the co-designers of Rianna Richards' first clothing line of men's shirts and men's pants in 2004; co-designers of Rianna Richards' first clothing line of medical lab coats in 2011; and co-authors of Dr. Shadi Abuolba's autobiography since 2003. site.riannarichards.com/books
Copyright image: Sitting on the left-hand side is Rianna Richards and her late husband, Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba on the right-hand side. This photograph was taken at a park in Dearborn Heights, Michigan State in 2006. Zoom to enlarge this picture by clicking on the lower right-hand corner of the image.
Biography of Dr. Shadi Abuolba By Rianna Richards
I, for the most part was never a person who gave up so easily on anything or being pessimistic about anything I do in life. After all, since I was a child; I have always been a very positive and optimistic person but this for the very first time I felt very alone and much of a hopeless romantic. Breaking up and failures in my own personal relationship with a suitor or fiance’ was something I greatly detested and never thought I could ever come out of it sane or subsequently maintained a normal state of mind. I have always suffered tremendously in despondent and painful goodbyes; suddenly, failure in romance became a part of my history, and it remained permanently with me, a good number of years of my adult life, until the very day I met Dr. Shadi Abuolba in 2003. From that day on, my entire world changed, and I became the happiest woman on earth for there is not the slightest doubt in my mind, he was my everlasting partner from God.
Copyright excerpt from the Biography Book of Dr. Shadi Abuolba. Published on site.riannarichards/home on June 29, 2014.
The meaning of the name "Rianna"
The original root of the name Rianna came from Yorkshire, England and from its early inhabitants, a Celtic tribe called, the Brigantes. Before the advent of monotheism in ancient England, the Brigantes and its other early Celtic tribes worshipped different Gods and Goddesses; and thereby the name "Rianna" is derived from early Celtic origin, it means, "Queen or Goddess."
Copyright Excerpts from The Doctor of Pinehurst by Rianna Richards
Inadvertently, February fourteen came a different day for Dr. Chad. The sun shone very early that morning, although still cold outside, and the fog was seen drifting miles away from the Pinehurst estate; the living species of nature for some unknown reason sensed what the all seen eye had known beforehand. The birds nevertheless, were happily chirping from outside his bedroom windows as if they were celebrating something special in their own genuine, loving and playful ways. It was the dawn of a new day, of a new beginning supposedly; it was Valentine's Day.
Dr. Chad had just finished his rounds at the William Horde Hospital in Pinehurst, Michigan when his cell phone rang. A quick glance at the contact's information, it was Michael, a physician friend as well as a fellow tenant at the Pinehurst Estate.
It must be news about Diane, he thought quietly to himself as he cautiously pressed the talk button.
"Yes, Michael," Chad answered.
"She has arrived!" said Michael with excitement in his voice.
"Who are you talking about Michael?"
"Diane Grobetts has just arrived at the Pinehurst estate, are you bringing her roses tonight? Remember, it's Valentine's Day!" as he half-jokingly teased him on the phone.
"Is she pretty? Michael?" The phone went dead. "Darn!" Chad disappointedly cursed himself.
Chad couldn't help but smile at the very thought, that perhaps, he and Diane Grobetts might end up marrying one day, but that, of course, would only happen if she's still single and available, or thus, possess the right qualities and compatibilities he was looking for in a woman.
At the ripe age of twenty-five Dr. Chad was ready to settle down. He had already accomplished his studies in medical school, and within a year, he'd receive his medical license to practice General Practitioner in Michigan, and presumably if everything goes well, life will go on just as he had imagined: the living happily ever after that we generally read in most happy endings in romantic novels. That's so what Dr. Chad thought and envisioned of course, but we all acknowledged the very fact, that life can change without a moment's notice and within the blinking of an eye, our lives will eventually end one day; and whether we are to become mortals or immortals, we have no control of it when death comes knocking on our front doors.
Diane Grobetts finally arrived at the Pinehurst estate at five thirty that evening, exhausted from her six hours direct flight from Seattle to the Detroit Metropolitan International Airport, hungry and cold, her last destination was the Pinehurst estate where she would live for the next six months.
Charlotte, the caretaker of the estate warmly received Diane Grobetts and with the help of two staff members, they carried her bags and luggage to her furnished pad on the first floor of the estate.
Would you like a cup of tea to warm yourself up before we tour the estate?" Charlotte asked.
"If it's not any trouble to you Charlotte, yes, I would like a cup of tea," Diane sincerely replied.
"Which tea would you like, I have Earl Grey, Passion Berry Herbal, and Green Tea," Charlotte asked.
"I will take the Passion Berry Herbal," Diane responded, "it is one of my favorite teas in Seattle."
"Get yourself real comfortable Miss Grobetts, and I'll be right back with your favorite cup of tea," Charlotte explained in relative calm as she hurried along to the main kitchen of the Pinehurst estate for the brewing process of the perfect cup of tea.
A few minutes later, a knock was heard on the front door of her apartment, Diane thought it was Charlotte returning with the tea; but, as she opened the door, a handsome blonde-haired guy with piercing blue eyes in about his late 20’s appeared in front of her. Momentarily, Diane Grobetts was lost for words, much rather speechless; she endeavored to disguise the startled look on her face but with little success, of course, she didn’t know how else to act, or talk at that given moment.
He began to speak in such exhilarating and welcoming tone, “hello!” he said, in the most friendliest and courteous way possible, “my name is Dr. Michael Bellherg, and I’m a tenant at this estate, are you Diane Grobetts?” he asked politely with happy countenance, and at the same time extended his right hand towards Diane.
“Yes, I am Diane Grobetts, it is quite a pleasure to meet you Dr. Bellherg!”she smiled politely as she extended her right hand and shook hands with him.
“It is an honor meeting you Diane; welcome to the Pinehurst estate,” Michael replied, he gave her another big smile, and then he moved closer to her, and in a very low voice, he whispered, “Diane, I am here to greet you and I also want you to meet somebody special, a close friend of mine who is on his way to meet you tonight.”
Diane was quiet for a while, then she responded “Is he married or is he dating somebody else right now?” Obviously, she did not want Michael to introduce her to somebody married; or being labeled despicably by others as the home wrecker of the century.
“No, of course not,” Michael replied with certainty, “I would not introduce you to somebody that is already taken or married my dear, trust me, you will be the most fortunate young lady in the whole world, ” Michael reassured her, “he is single and very available, and he is not dating anybody right at this moment; you will fall in love with him when the time is right. ”Diane did not utter another word or another question; she completely trusted the doctor’s words of advice.
Copyright Excerpts from "The Doctor of Pinehurst" Novel --published on site.riannarichards.com/home on July 14, 2014.
Rianna Richards' U.S. Political Party:
2016 U.S. Presidencial Election, Rianna Richards will vote for: Donald J. Trump
Babtism by Immersion: A third generation Seventh Day Adventist, Rianna Richards was baptized in the Seventh Day Adventist Church at age of twelve.
Rianna Richards' Music Arrangement and Recordings with Seattle based, Z-Pro Inc in 1994.
Rianna Richards began working with Doug Zangar, a local Seattle composer, guitarist, musician, Educator and founder of Z-Pro Inc. on original compositions, music arrangements and recordings for her own single albums in 1994 and 1995. The first song entitled, "Let's Dance" -- music composition by Doug Zangar, produced and recorded at Z-Pro Inc. studio in Seattle in 1994, this song includes solo trumpet piece by Doug Zangar. Following the first single, Doug Zanger composed another single for Rianna Richards, entitled "Just like the sun" in 1995 including guitar piece by Doug Zanger. Both songs are copyrighted in the U.S. by Z-Pro Inc. and Rianna Richards.
By Rianna Richards: Going back years to my childhood, I believe music was a major part of my life. It was in the late 70's that I was first exposed to worldly music particularly music of Barbara Streisand, Dolly Pardon, Donna Summer, Linda Ronstadt, Bee Gees, Diana Ross, Abba, The Mamas and Papas, Eagles, The Carpenters, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Rogers, Queen, Neil Diamond, Elvis, Paul McCartney and many others. I wasn't only listening to worldly music but I was listening to religious music as well during my years in Elementary School (in between school homework, attending pathfinder camps and other activities of my childhood like reading, writing, drawing, and playing with friends), I practiced music three or four times during the week with fellow singers of my Seventh Day Adventist Church. I was probably eight years old when I was first chosen to sing solo for a singing group at my church mainly for solo parts; and high tenor if I'm singing with a group or singing in a duet. In High School, I was chosen to take bigger roles in singing solos my entire years in High School (in another country outside of the United States of America), and those years were very memorable times which of course was a blessing and also a curse. A blessing: I was admired by the opposite sex and people who saw great potentials in my future in music -- a curse: I was loathed by the majority of senior girls in my school, and psychologically, jealousy was evidently blinding them from ever realizing that hatred drove them to a deranged state of the mind and unexplained madness.
In 1994 after auditioning for two composers in Seattle: Doug Zangar and his colleague a fellow music Educator by the name of Richard; I was accepted to work with them in composing and producing the songs for my new album. To be continued in my own biography book...
Rianna Richards' Citizenship:
Rianna Richards' Parents (deceased):
Father - born in 1904 (died in 1981). Mother - born in 1919 (died in 1995).
Rianna Richards' Family
Rianna Richards is the tenth child, the second youngest daughter of eleven children (five boys and six girls):
1. Son - Psychiatrist
2. Daughter - Educator (deceased)
3. Son - Businessman (deceased)
4. Daughter - Educator, Designer
5. Son - Businessman
6. Son - Businessman (deceased)
7. Daughter - Executive Director
8. Daughter - Nurse R.N.
9. Son - Physician
10. Daughter (Rianna Richards)
11. Daughter (Amelia)
including photographs with very close friends, fellow medical Doctors and a few members of his family in Michigan
By Rianna Richards: On June 28, 2014 Google approved the URL of my late husband's memorial page on Google+ to include his first and last name instead of its standard numbers as shown on the second link right above this post. For me, this is a great honor and privilege thus, my gratitude and appreciation goes out to Google for approving this new URL.
Dr. Shadi Abuolba's Family Background
Dr. Shadi Abuolba came from a privileged, prominent, academic and political family. His great-great-grand-father was the Mayor of Jerusalem during the ruling of the Ottoman Empire in Palestine also known as the ancient land of Canaan: Land of the Canaanites, Land of the Philistines, Land of the Israelites, Land of the Phoenicians, Israel, Palestine, Judea, Lebanon and after the fall and dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, the land of ancient Canaan was divided into modern-day Israel, Gaza, The West Bank and Lebanon.
Rianna Richards accepted her late husband's marriage proposal mainly because he possessed the following qualities and characteristics she was looking for in a husband such as: loving, highly educated (M.D. Doctor of Medicine Degree Holder), intelligent, kind, honest, upper-class standards, handsome, clean criminal history, religious, good morals, loyal, non-abusive, responsible, heterosexual, non-alcoholic, respectful, virtuous, non-smoker, and committed.
Special Thanks & Acknowledgement:
To our "Jewish Friends and Companies" who helped my late husband, Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba and I established a very comfortable life in Seattle; your love and care for us will never, ever be forgotten in our hearts and minds.
Love, Rianna Richards.
Religion, Ethics and High Moral Standards
Rianna Richards is a Christian (Seventh-Day Adventist) and is very committed to her Judeo-Christian values and upbringing. Rianna Richards observes Sabbath and also follows and obeys the strict teachings and doctrine of the Seventh Day Adventist Church pertaining to "Heterosexual marriage, Abstinence before marriage, Kosher diet, Faithfulness during marriage, Baptism by immersion, and Health." Rianna Richards does not drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes or use illegal drugs.
Rianna Richards' Regrets
Rianna Richards deeply regretted NOT having any children with her late husband, Dr. Shadi Abuolba; and not fulfilling her late Mom and Dad's wish of becoming an Attorney.
The products Rianna Richards is planning on selling on her online store will expand in the future to include Jewelries, Women Shoes, Handbags & Home Collections to be designed by Rianna Richards as well as books written by Rianna Richards.
The Most Influential People In Rianna Richards' Life:
Donald J. Trump, Coco Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, Warren Buffet, Billy Graham, President George Washington, Martha Stewart, Bill Gates, Hubert De Givenchy, Larry Page, President Ronald Reagan, Yves Saint Laurent, Dr. Shadi Abuolba, President Theodore Roosevelt, David Filo, Christian Dior, Dr. Judah Folkman, President Thomas Jefferson, Sergey Brin, Joel Osteen, Emilio Pucci, David Horowitz, President George H.W. Bush, Jerry Yang, President Ulysses S. Grant, Barbara Walters, Donatella Versace, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Steve Jobs, Nina Ricci, Tommy Hilfiger, Professor Benjamin Franklin Cocker, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani, Oscar De La Renta, President Hary S. Truman, Donald Rumsfeld, Guccio Gucci, William Johnson Cocker, President John Adams, Mario Prada, Laura Bush, Judith Sheindlin, Pierre Cardin, President Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Mark Dalby, Giorgio Armani, Carolina Herrera, Estee Lauder, Jeff Bezos, Alberta Ferretti, Queen Victoria of England, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Louis-Francois Cartier, and Rianna Richards' great-great-great grand-father Benjamin Cocker of Mirfield Yorkshire (England).
Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba attended (I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University) formerly "I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy" in 1992 at the age of eighteen. After six long years of completing his studies in medicine, Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba graduated in June of 1998 with an M.D. (Doctor of Medicine Degree), from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University at age twenty-three, field of study and specialty: General Internal Medicine. The Russian Federation Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy awarded Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba the doctoral diploma with the qualification of: Physician, General Medicine, and Doctor of Medicine on June 09, 1998.
In 2004-2006 Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba was involved in cancer research studies at Wayne State University (Detroit Medical Center), Detroit, Michigan in which he co-authored with other Doctors and Scientists at the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology two published results of their research.
Authors: S. Abuolba (Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba), G.M. Saed, H. Lu, Z. Jiang, H.M. Abu-Soud, M.P. Diamond.
the Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba Official YouTube Channel www.YouTube.com/user/DrShadiAbuolba are now supervised and monitored by Rianna Richards Company. Send direct legal questions about these two profiles of the late Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba by email to his wife, Rianna or call her directly at (206) 992-3061.
Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba died peacefully in his sleep at Swedish Medical Center (Firsthill, Seattle) on September 14, 2011 due to complications from cancer; he was laid to rest at a private cemetery in Covington, Washington on September 16, 2011. Dr. Shadi A.H. Abuolba's obituary was published by the Seattle Times on September 25, 2011:
Dr. Shadi Abuolba's cemetery on December 24, 2011. Photograph by Rianna Richards on December 24, 2011 at his grave site in Covington, Washington. U.S.A.
Flowers at Dr. Shadi Abuolba's grave in Covington, Washington on December 24, 2011. Flower arrangement and photography by Rianna Richards on December 24, 2011.
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