Benjaman Harrison Richardson

6 December 1886–1957 (Age 70)
Jackson, Indiana, United States

The Life of Benjaman Harrison

When Benjaman Harrison Richardson was born on 6 December 1886, in Jackson, Indiana, United States, his father, James Alexander Richardson, was 35 and his mother, Samantha Litherland, was 30. He married Nettie M Borden on 20 December 1920, in Jackson, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Owen Township, Jackson, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Jackson Township, Owen, Indiana, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1919. He died in 1957, at the age of 71, and was buried in Little York, Washington, Indiana, United States.

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Benjaman Harrison Richardson
Nettie M Borden
Marriage: 20 December 1920
Bertha Richardson
William Richardson
Harry E. Richardson

Spouse and Children

20 December 1920
Jackson, Indiana, United States


    Bertha Richardson


    William Richardson


    Harry E. Richardson


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 18

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 20

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Richard . This has undoubtedly also assimilated like-sounding cognates from other languages, such as Swedish Richardsson.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjaman Richardson in household of Alexander Richardson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ben H Richardson in household of Alex Richardson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Benjamin H Richardsen, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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