Olive Content Richardson

Female17 September 1834–10 June 1917

Brief Life History of Olive Content

When Olive Content Richardson was born on 17 September 1834, in Bolivar, Allegany, New York, United States, her father, Amos Richardson, was 29 and her mother, Lucretia Content Perry, was 24. She married Leonard Morley on 10 October 1852, in DuPage, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Viroqua, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years and Sampson, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. She died on 10 June 1917, in Rusk, Rusk, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Twin Lakes Cemetery, New Auburn, Barron, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Morley
Olive Content Richardson
Marriage: 10 October 1852
Charles Edson Morley
Mary Lucretia Morley
Willard Purdy Morley
Adelbert Amos Morley
Marvin Alphonso Morley
Martin Alonzo Morley
Nora Bell Morley
Leonard Grant Morley
Julius Allen Dick Morley
Mary Ida Morley
Ida Eugenia Morley
Alfred Augustus Morley
Abner W "Allie" Morley

Sources (17)

  • Olive Morley in household of Leonard Morley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Olive Richardson, "Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889"
  • Olive Content Richardson Morley, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1852DuPage, Illinois, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 2

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries: 1839: DuPage, Illinois, United States

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 22

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Richard + -son. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Ritson .

    Americanized form (and a Swedish variant) of Swedish Richardsson or Rikardsson: patronymic from the personal name Richard , Rikard.

    Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Richardsen or Norwegian Rikardsen, cognates of 2 above.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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