Maxine Rickard Marries Thomas A. Gill - Los Angeles Times Article - 1936
Maxine Rickard


Thomas A. Gill

The image on this page of a Los Angeles Times article from July 26, 1936, indicates that Maxine Rickard had married a Chicago stock broker named Thomas A. Gill. The story, which carries a July 25 Chicago Associated Press byline, stated that the couple had been married that day at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and that they were about to start their honeymoon trip to Canada.

Maxine (Hodges) Rickard was the widow of George L. ("Tex") Rickard, the famed boxing promoter, whom she had married in 1926. Thomas A. Gill was a broker with the firm of Stein Brennan and Company on La Salle Street in Chicago.

We also learn from this story that Maxine had been living in a Chicago hotel along with her 9 year old daughter, Maxine Texas Rickard.1 The article stated that Maxine and Thomas Gill planned to make their home in Chicago.

1 For information about the sometimes confusing name situation involving Maxine and her daughter Maxine, see "The Many Names of Mrs. Rickard and Her Daughter."

Source: Los Angeles Times, July 26, 1936, p. 6.

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