John Wayne Richardson

21 March 1936–23 March 1988 (Age 52)
Waurika, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of John Wayne

When John Wayne Richardson was born on 21 March 1936, in Waurika, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Ottie Lee Richardson, was 29 and his mother, Gladys Lucille Weatherford, was 23. He married Mildred "Billie" McDonald on 11 February 1956, in Hinckley, Millard, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 23 March 1988, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Waurika Cemetery, Waurika, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wayne Richardson
Mildred "Billie" McDonald
Marriage: 11 February 1956
Mark Wayne Richardson

Spouse and Children

11 February 1956
Hinckley, Millard, Utah, United States


    Mark Wayne Richardson


Parents and Siblings

    Ottie Lee Richardson


    Gladys Lucille Weatherford




    James Ottie "Jim" Richardson


    Mary Ann Richardson



World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 5

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 

Age 14

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

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)

  • John Wayne Richardson in household of Ottie Lee Richardson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wayne Richardson in household of K T Richardson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Wayne Richardson in entry for Mark Wayne Richardson, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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