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.
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.