Stephen Bennonia Richardson

Brief Life History of Stephen Bennonia

When Stephen Bennonia Richardson was born on 8 November 1902, in Homestead, Blaine, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Frank Demerit Richardson, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Stewart, was 32. He married Gladys Viola McCartney on 10 March 1925, in Oberlin, Decatur, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in United States in 1949 and Finley Township, Decatur, Kansas, United States in 1950. He died on 12 August 1983, in Oberlin, Decatur, Kansas, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Bennonia Richardson
Gladys Viola McCartney
Marriage: 10 March 1925
Charles Dean Richardson
Dale Lee Richardson
Melba Louise Richardson
Darlene Joyce Richardson
Delmar Ray Richardson

Sources (10)

  • Ben S Richardson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Stephen Bennonia Richardson, "Wyoming, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
  • Stephen Benonia Richardson, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.


Oklahoma is the 46th state.


Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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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